IKEA Foundation
03/24/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
In rural China, 61 million children are left in the care of ageing grandparents while their parents seek work in distant cities. Our partnership with OneSky for all children will help nurture and educate thousands of young children left behind in one of central China’s poorest rural provinces.

Watch this beautiful film to see more about OneSky’s incredible, life-changing work.
IKEA Foundation
03/22/2017 at 09:00. Facebook
Today is #WorldWaterDay!

Together with Water.org we are empowering women with safe water so they can change the world. Over the coming years, we will empower more than 1.2 million people through safe water and sanitation! Join us and our partner by celebrating this day!
Our 2016 annual review shares beautiful photos and inspiring stories from throughout the year, particularly highlighting how grants are helping refugee children and enabling communities to cope with and fight climate change. Read the stories here: [ Ikeafoundation.org Link ]
For many people, 2016 was another challenging year. Conflicts and natural disasters caused humanitarian suffering and record high numbers of displaced people. Increased immigration created challenges across the world and severely impacted the political climate in most countries. And climate change is threatening the world’s most vulnerable communities.

We hope everyone who reads our annual...
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We are so grateful to IKEA co-workers, customers and our great Facebook community for standing with us and our partners!
We gave more funding in 2016 than ever before! Millions of children worldwide are enjoying happier, healthier childhoods, thanks to €142 million in grants that we gave to our partners in 2016.

Our magazine-style annual review includes stories from some of the people who have been able to change their own lives and grab new opportunities, thanks in part to our funding. We hope you enjoy...
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We are so happy to announce a new grant of €2.9 million to the Lila Poonawalla Foundation to help Indian women become economically independent. This grant funds scholarships for talented young women living in poverty to get the education, job placement services, counselling, mentoring and skills training they need to become successful professionals. Congratulations to all the students who...
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Today we celebrate International Women’s Day by putting a spotlight on Disha - a women’s empowerment programme that is helping A MILLION women make a better life for themselves in India. #BeBoldForChange!


With UNDP in India
Tomorrow we will celebrate International Women’s Day by highlighting stories of some women overcoming adversity to build a better life for themselves and their families. We hope you will join us and #BeBoldForChange!
We’re empowering women through literacy!

Literacy is fundamental for leading a fulfilling economic, social and personal life, but many women in India have not had the opportunity to learn how to read and write.

Through our programme with Development Alternatives, we have helped more than 140,000 women in India develop literacy and math skills so they can create more opportunities for...
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BIG SMILE! This was our most-loved photo on Instagram in December.

It was taken by IKEA co-workers who visited programmes we fund with UNICEF China.

Visit our brand-new Instagram page IKEA Foundation to see more great photos from our programmes.
Big congratulations to the second wave of Kepler graduates, who just successfully gained their Bachelor’s degrees and are now ready to thrive in their workplaces!

By radically lowering the cost of a college degree for marginalised families, our partner Kepler seeks to help millions of boys and girls from poor families across East Africa lift themselves and their families from poverty. These...
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We are happy to support our partner Forest Trends to help create better livelihood opportunities for indigenous women and young people in the Amazon, with a unique combination of agroforestry trainings, renewable energy installations, youth exchanges and women’s empowerment strategies.

The programme has run for three years and is showing great results. One of them is a children’s book,...
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“The international community has not done enough to prevent children and families in Yemen from suffering. If we don’t act now, the consequences are unthinkable. The IKEA Foundation is proud to support Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children Yemen’s work, and we’re encouraging other funders to do the same.” – Per Heggenes, IKEA Foundation CEO #Yemen
Yemen’s children are at the heart of one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.

Our partner Save the Children estimates that ten million children urgently need help.

With our funding, they will provide food baskets and help caregivers understand how best to nourish children under two. They will create mobile child-protection teams and help support children who have become separated...
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For nearly two years, civilians and hospitals in Yemen have been indiscriminately attacked. Hundreds of health facilities have stopped functioning due to airstrikes and shelling, or lack of funding, supplies and staff.

We are proud to be able to support Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which is working in two facilities—one just 20 km from the front line—in Ibb...
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We are supporting Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children Yemen with €2.5 million in funding to help vulnerable children and families survive a humanitarian crisis in Yemen.

Please help us raise public attention for this under reported emergency. Families in Yemen need more funders to step forward and support the organisations working to save people’s...
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It is very rewarding to see our partnerships achieving great things to empower women. In 2012 we started a programme with Society for Development Alternatives to bring basic reading and math skills to illiterate women in India.

The programme has been so successful that it won the 2016 Wise Award for empowering women through literacy skills and for helping them break free from a cycle of...
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We love this photo!

We have selected it as one of the best IWitness photos from 2016. Thank you Dan Sandmoen from IKEA Norge (IKEA Norway) for taking this photo during your IWitness trip to Vietnam last year with our partner Save the Children in Vietnam.

Photo credit: Dan Sandmoen
“It is an honour to witness the success of Pathways for Promise students. I commend their courage, commitment, and dedication to the opportunity that has changed the trajectory of their lives. Pathways for Promise is integral to realizing Asian University For Women’s mission to empower women through education and to cultivate women leaders.

“The IKEA Foundation is thrilled to support the...
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