A new knowledge centre for foundations in Denmark


Many of Denmark’s largest foundations have come together to create a new knowledge centre for foundations. The centre aims to raise public awareness of foundations and their activities and to publicize new research on topics relevant to the foundations.

The knowledge centre, which will be established in the first 6 months of 2018, will be called the Knowledge Centre for Foundations in Denmark. The aim of the Centre is to help to improve understanding about the work of foundations, thereby becoming an important source of information for anyone wanting to know more about foundations in Denmark. Equally important, the Centre will boost the sharing of knowledge and experience between foundations, which increasingly collaborate on specific initiatives and projects.

VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN are two of the 34 foundations that have established the Centre. Lars Hansen, Executive Director of VILLUM FONDEN, is Chair of the new knowledge centre.

Read more about the Knowledge Centre for Foundations in Denmark (in Danish) and see a list of all the participating foundations here.

Further information:
Lars Hansen
Executive Director, VILLUM FONDEN
+ 45 24 61 10 50



MSc in Engineering, HD, MA at New York University

Lars Hansen has more than 20 years experience with business and management from Novo Nordisk and Novozymes in Denmark and internationally. Since 2014 employed as Executive Director of VILLUM FONDEN.

Other boards, etc.:

  • Chair of the board of directors of the Knowledge Center for Danish Foundations
  • Board member of Aquaporin A / S
Charlotte Korsager Winther
Head of Communications, THE VELUX FOUNDATIONS
+45 51 17 67 74