All of Egmont is a foundation, and we have a long history of giving back.
Our charitable activities are based on social responsibility and empathy and with Sustainable Development Goal 4 as the overall ambition: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. Children and young people at risk are our target group.
We use a variety of philanthropic instruments: Donations, partnerships, incubator grants, signature projects, and the programme A Helping Hand which distributes support directly to children and families at risk.
Charitable activities 2021
Grantees in 2021
Total donations since 1920
In 2021, the Egmont Foundation expanded its support to all of Scandinavia with the first two donations in Sweden - respectively to Barnens Rätt I Samhället (BRIS) and the organisation called My Dream Now.
The learning and life skills of children placed in care were at the top of the agenda in 2021. We continued our partnership with Learn for Life (Lær for Livet) on reducing the learning gaps. Data showed that almost 80% of the participants in the Learn for Life programme have completed lower secondary education as opposed to 30% of other children placed in care.
The Covid-19 pandemic had an enormous impact on children and young people in all of Scandinavia. It affected their well-being and their learning. In 2021, we provided Corona support to several organisations.