Financements – KR Foundation Grant Program

 Financements – KR Foundation Grant Program


The mission of KR Foundation is to help provide answers to, stimulate mind shifts about, and encourage action on, the long-term challenges faced by current and future generations living on a planet with finite resources, fragile ecosystems, and climate change.

KR Foundation has a three-step application process. In order to be considered for funding, these instructions must be followed:

STEP 1: Project summary

First, please carefully consider if the project idea fits with KR Foundation’s general criteria for funding and programme areas. Only applications that fit will be considered.
If the project appears to fit, a short summary of the project idea (max. 500 words) may be sent to , including:

  • the key issue the project seeks to address;
  • the theory of change;
  • a brief explanation of how it aligns with the Foundation’s priorities.

Please ensure that the summary is in the email text itself, rather than attached to the email.

KR Foundation will respond as soon as possible and no later than 10 work days after having received the project summary. If the Foundation finds that the project may be eligible for funding, the applicant will be invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), as described below. Note: It is only possible to submit an LOI if invited to step 2.

NOTE: While there is no formal deadline for submitting the project summary, responses are not guaranteed for submissions made after 9 January 2019.

Please also note that KR Foundation will be closed from 22 December 2018 to 2 January 2019 (inclusive). Potential applicants are therefore advised to submit the project summary well before 22 December.

Program Areas:

KR Foundation currently has two program areas:

  • Sustainable Behaviour – Catalysts for Change
  • Sustainable Finance – Keeping Fossil Fuels in the Ground

Size of Grants:

KR Foundation’s grants typically range from DKK 2m to DKK 5m with a duration of up to approx. 3 years.

Funding Criteria:

  • KR Foundation address root causes of climate change and environmental degradation, through supporting activities that:
    • provide scalable solutions with a clear international perspective and a significant impact
    • have a holistic and interdisciplinary approach, including activities that aim to change mind-sets and behaviour
    • have convening power, facilitate cooperation between key stakeholders and help to link existing research and knowledge to action
    • help catalyze desired political processes at an international level and support new leadership (top-down approach) as well as activities aiming to communicate and create awareness (bottom-up approach)
    • take risks and potentially contribute to transformative and systemic change, and challenge conventional wisdom by exploring alternative and creative approaches
  • KR Foundation does not support:
    • Issues other than climate change and environmental degradation
    • For-profit organizations and activities
    • Candidates for political office
    • Individual government organizations at the national, regional or local level, including provincial and city administrations
    • Individuals, e.g. scholarships
    • Capital construction or endowment campaigns
    • Establishing new organizations, institutes or centers with KR Foundation as sole funder
    • Local and community-based activities that are not scalable and that do not have an international perspective, including development projects in developing countries
    • Clean energy solutions and market ready solutions, including energy efficiency in buildings
    • Nature conservation projects, including projects focused on single species

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit KR Foundation.

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