The KR Foundation is an environmental foundation that supports international projects addressing the root causes of climate change and environmental degradation. The foundation was established in the autumn of 2014.

The foundation is established by VILLUM FONDEN and the descendants of civil engineer Villum Kann Rasmussen.

VILLUM FONDEN expects to give an annual distributable capital of approx. DKK 100 million in grants to the KR Foundation over a ten-year period.

Within the first two years, the KR Foundation has already made grants to more than 90 projects, such as think tanks and grassroot organisations that reconsider/innovate everything from sustainable investments and finance models to consumer behavior and a new imagery. This is to illustrate and strengthen the understanding of climate change.

Connie Hedegaard is Chair of the Board. Astrid Kann-Rasmussen is Vice-Chair and Co-founder.

Photo: Consumers Energy

The KR Foundation has made its first imprints