To us, children are the most important people in the world

At IKEA, we believe that all children have the right to a healthy, secure childhood and access to quality education, not matter where in the world they live. That’s why IKEA Foundation supports long and short-term projects that give children a better start in life. 100 million children will benefit from current programmes.
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How our customers make a difference


Two customer campaigns help improve children’s lives in African, Asia and Eastern and Central Europe. See how.
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Long-term commitments in India and Pakistan


Our biggest projects are in South Asia, especially India, where the needs of children are great and where IKEA has been doing business for many years. Here we are improve health and sanitation for children and provide them with a quality education.

“I want to provide my daughter with a better life. I want to give her options.”

– Geeta Devi, Varji Mukundpur

Photo: UNDP
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Help in emergencies


When disaster strikes, IKEA Foundation helps. We may donate IKEA products to support humanitarian relief efforts, or provide financial support.

Emergency relief

“I cried when some of my friends died but I feel safe now. I don’t want to see any houses fall anymore.”
Leka, 4 years old, Haiti
Beyond home furnishing
Environment
Reducing our impact on the environment is part of our responsibility.
The Never Ending list
Starting with mothers
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Women change their families and their communities
Women change the world


100 million children

benefit from IKEA Foundation programmes.




Taking action

IKEA Foundation
Making a difference in the lives of 100 million children.

Why we donate solar lamps

Child with solar lamp
Now thousands of children can do their homework after dark, without electricity.

Why children?

Brochure
Download brochure about the programmes we fund.

School, not work, for children

Children in school
Children learn from trained teachers