The IKEA Foundation is committed to tackling some of the root causes of inequality: poverty, the consequences of climate change, and lack of resources such as clean air, energy and fertile land. Families need both financial stability and a healthy environment if they and their children are to thrive. Improving livelihoods and protecting the planet are inseparable.
Through grantmaking, the foundation works with partners to help people and communities with the fewest resources build livelihoods and support their families. Beyond grantmaking, it’s also important that different perspectives and pathways are represented and understood. We are committed to amplifying the voices of partners and local communities to ensure a fair, inclusive and balanced debate around each of the areas where we operate: rural livelihoods, refugee livelihoods, employment and entrepreneurship, access to renewable energy, and climate action.