Familjen Kamprads Stiftelse is a foundation created by Ingvar Kamprad (1926-2018) and his family. The aim of the foundation is to support, stimulate and reward education and scientific research in a way that supports entrepreneurship, the environment, competence, health and social progress. According to its founding statutes, the foundation, which is based in Växjö in the Småland region of Sweden, should “primarily support, stimulate and reward research and education that is conducted in or serves the interests of Småland, and which is conducted within the framework of Linnæus University. Secondly, support for regional research and education projects may be possible. Funds may ultimately also be allocated nationally and globally.”
Ingvar Kamprad worked to prepare the initiative over a number of years. The foundation is well rooted in Småland, with a global outlook. It has a specific focus on the implementation of results from research in a manner that rapidly and cost-effectively can benefit the many people.
In 2011, Inter IKEA Group made an initial donation of EUR 100 million to the Kamprad Family Foundation. At that time, the group consisted of both the IKEA related business and the investment business. In addition, Inter IKEA Group signed a deed of gift, stating that it would donate EUR 29 million annually between 2012 and 2016. The donation from Inter IKEA Group was a commitment that aligns with the long-term business interests of the group.
As an international group of companies with its heritage and most valuable asset - the IKEA Concept - rooted in Småland, it made sense to support a foundation with Smålandish roots. It also made sense for the Inter IKEA Group to engage in a foundation founded by the creator of the IKEA Concept, Ingvar Kamprad, and his family.
We strongly believe the Kamprad Family Foundation for Entrepreneurship, Research & Charity has the potential to make a long-term difference to the lives of the many people. The purpose of the foundation is in that way aligned with the overall IKEA vision “to create a better everyday life for the many people”.