The VELUX STIFTUNG is founded by V. Kann Rasmussen. It is a Swiss charitable foundation supporting research within healthy aging, daylight and humans, daylight and nature, as well as ophthalmology. Furthermore, focus areas include the integration of the different requirements for fighting climate change, the loss of biodiversity and the use of wood. The foundation supports high-quality research causing impact and change in science and/or society.

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, USA

The primary focus of the foundation, founded by descendants of V. Kann Rasmussen, is to support projects related to biodiversity, climate and sustainable production and consumption. The foundation supports international projects, primarily rooted in the United States.

Employee Foundations of the VKR Group

The foundation, founded by VILLUM FONDEN and VKR Holding, makes grants to employees of the VKR Group for a number of purposes:

  • For employees and their immediate families who face unforeseen, unfortunate situations, such as a sudden and serious illness
  • For the final education of employees’ children
  • For activities in the communities where VKR Group companies operate.

KR Foundation

KR Foundation is founded by VILLUM FONDEN and descendants of V. Kann Rasmussen. On a regular basis, the foundation receives funds from VILLUM FONDEN.  KR Foundation mainly supports international projects that address the root causes of climate change and environmental degradation.

The Danish Nature Fund

The Danish Nature Fund (Den Danske Naturfond)  is founded by the Danish state, VILLUM FONDEN and Aage V. Jensen Naturfond. It is the aim and purpose of the Fund to promote the protection of nature and water environment in Denmark.