Kavli Trust is the foundation that owns the entire Kavli Group, and which distributes the entire profit to good causes.
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Knut Kavli, son of founder Olav Kavli, established Kavli Trust on April 25, 1962, and made the foundation the sole owner of the Kavli.
Profits from The Kavli Group, which includes Primula Cheese and Castle MacLellan in the UK, enabled Kavli Trust to allocate £7,8 million to good causes in 2021.
As the sole owner of the Kavli Group, Kavli Trust works purposefully to ensure that the profits from Kavli are managed efficiently and in a way that creates ripple effects in people’s lives, both for individuals and for society.
Our ownership is managed through Kavli Holding AS.
The majority of the funds, 70 percent, are allocated to projects in the four countries where Kavli has food production: Norway, Sweden, Finland and the UK. The rest goes to international aid projects in countries where poverty, economic inequality and other humanitarian challenges are widespread.
We support a broad spectrum of projects, but prioritise two thematic areas:
1) Child and adolescent mental health
2) Climate and environment
See also: The statutes of Kavli Trust