Being foundations we are obliged to be aware of our role in civil society.

Both foundations have a duty to act responsibly and to be transparent in our dealings. As philanthropic foundations, we strive to support only the best applicants and projects.

We accomplish this by being active participants in the society around us, being receptive and always working to make a positive, indelible mark.

Society has become more interested in the work of foundations in general. In our daily work, we see this reflected in an increasing number of applications we receive. The greater attention makes us ever more aware that the foundations’ most important task is to benefit others.

Foundation Governance

VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN attaches importance to transparency and have therefore voluntarily chosen to account for the foundations activities and to decide on how to comply with the Recommendations on Foundation Governance.