VELUX Stiftung, Switzerland

Founded: 1980. Awarded DKK 49.8 million (CHF 7.2 million) in grants in 2016
The Velux Stiftung is a Swiss charitable foundation supporting science in daylight research - especially daylight & humans, daylight & nature, daylight technology - as well as healthy ageing and ophthalmology. The foundation supports high-quality research causing impact in science and/or society.

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, USA

Founded: 1991. Awarded DKK 38,3 million (USD 6.0 million) in grants in 2016
The primary goal of the foundation is to support environmental projects related to biodiversity, climate and sustainable production and consumption. The foundation primarily supports projects in the United States and small-scale projects in other countries. The foundation also supports social projects in Greenwood, South Carolina, where VELUX’s production and sales forces are headquartered.

Employee Foundations of the VKR Group

Founded in 1991. Awarded DKK 7,9 million in grants in 2016

The foundation makes grants to employees of the VKR Group for a number of purposes:

  • For employees and their immediate families who face unforeseen, unfortunate situations, such as a sudden and serious illness
  • For the final education of employees’ children
  • For activities in the communities where VKR Group companies operate.