Our programmes

Our IWitness Global Citizens visit programmes the IKEA Foundation funds, mostly through our in-store Good Cause campaigns but also through our regular grant-making.


Here are some of the programmes you can read about on this blog.

  • Let’s play for change

    20 November 2016 - 24 December 2016

    Play is fundamental to children’s wellbeing. That’s why our new in-store campaign has children’s right to play at its heart. Play is essential for children’s wellbeing. When children can play, they learn new skills, become more social and are better able to cope with stress. Play is so important that the UN Convention on the… Read more

  • Brighter lives for refugees

    29 November 2015 - 19 December 2015

    In connection to the Brighter Lives for Refugees campaign, we have donated a total of €30.8 million to help the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) bring light and renewable energy to refugee camps across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This has made them safer, better places for the children and families who live in them. Refugee… Read more

  • Soft toys for education

    1 November 2015 - 1 January 2015

    More than 12 million children in Africa, Asia and Europe have better schools, teachers and learning materials, thanks to a successful 13-year partnership between the IKEA Foundation, Save the Children and UNICEF. Thanks to the support of IKEA co-workers and customers, we donated €88 million for children’s educational projects! Since 2003, we have donated €1 for… Read more