Foundation policy and criteria
The Foundation has not yet formulated a strategy for grant-making to social projects and does not therefore have a programme dedicated to this area. This means that the Foundation assesses and decides on a diverse range of applications for project support, which are received on an ongoing basis in the social domain. In practice and in the past, the Foundation has supported building extensions and refurbishment of social amenities. The processing of applications of this nature will therefore until further notice be by the Foundation’s general procedures. For more information on these, see the link on the right.
In 2009, the Foundation began to make strategic deliberations concerning this funding area. In the first instance, the Foundation envisages a programme for the advancement of substantial reform and change in the social domain. The Foundation also wishes to support projects in which users/citizens are involved in defining needs and solutions.
At present, the Foundation is looking into the possibility of identifying individuals and environments who are willing and able to rethink their own activities or that of others in the social domain. The focus is also on what will be required to support these individuals and environments. Ultimately, the Foundation aims to make contact with projects at a sufficiently early stage for its financial support to have decisive influence on clarifying and ideally promoting a given social project’s sustainability.
This was achieved in 2009 with a grant made to a project on social inventions at a social development centre, Socialt Udviklingscenter SUS. Read more about this under Donations.