Total donations in 2020
In annual donations per employee
Total donations since 1920
The Egmont Foundation’s charitable activities help children and young people in Denmark and Norway get life skills and acquire learning. Our work is based on social indignation and empathy. In all our activities we strive to involve the perspective of children and young people.
Focus is on the approx. 15% who are at risk of not completing an upper secondary education. And we contribute to ensuring that by 2030 all young people are able to complete such education.
We use a variety of philanthropic instruments: The programme called A Helping Hand which gives support directly to children and families at risk, donations, partnerships, incubator grants and catalytic activities.
Covid-19 left a significant mark on our catalytic activities in 2020 and on the foundation’s grant recipients, who all experienced an increased demand for their support during the crisis.
Corona and the lockdown periods had a big impact on children and young people, not least on those already at risk. The Egmont Report 2020 shed light on how the crisis has affected young people's lives, well-being and learning during the lockdown. And we also allocated extra grants to children and families affected by the pandemic.
In Denmark 75,000 children are absent from school more than 10% of the time. Together with the Children’s Rights National Association we published a report on school absenteeism to draw political focus on this issue, and we support children, families and teachers directly who are affected by problems of long-term absenteeism.
The Egmont Foundation established a new four-year partnership with Learn for Life. Through this partnership we contribute to ensuring that more children placed in care are able to complete an upper secondary education.