The Copenhagen-based ROCKWOOL Foundation, founded in 1981, supports scientific, humanitarian and social goals around the world.
The ROCKWOOL Foundation research unit is one of the most trusted institutions for social and economic study in Denmark’s most respected social and economic think tanks.
The Foundation supports independent research to inform and raise the standard of public debate and to create the best possible basis for political decision making. In addition, the Foundation is a grant giving body and in 2019 it made awards of almost £13m with a special emphasis on initiatives to support children’s active participation in society through education, employment and community engagement.
The Foundation, which is not-for-profit and funded through its control of around a quarter of ROCKWOOL International’s shares, has also supported a range of overseas projects including a community based microfinance initiative in Malawi as well as peace projects in Lebanon, Burundi, Uganda and Nepal.