We support projects in three areas.
Humanitarian work: health and education projects related to people living in extreme poverty, mental health of children and young people, outsiders, dementia, the poor and other vulnerable groups.
Research: work on preventing and combating serious illness and on alleviating humanitarian need.
Culture: talented young musicians and projects which provide young and old with good cultural experiences.
Sixty per cent of our donations go to Norway, Sweden, Finland and the UK – countries with a Kavli presence – and 40 per cent to other countries worldwide.
Our support creates spin-offs. We accordingly back projects with the potential to grow and eventually become self-financing. Our work is characterised by extensive collaboration with partners, and by close follow-up and reporting. We are more concerned to see that our support creates benefits than with the overall amount distributed.