The IKEA Foundation, in the Netherlands*, is expanding its giving to American nonprofits that fight poverty in the developing world, the organization said today.
The foundation says it will provide seven grants this year totaling more than $40-million to nonprofits in Britain and the United States.
The Clinton Health Access Initiative was awarded two grants, totaling about $26-million, to combat children’s diarrhea in India and Kenya. The Earth Institute won about $2.5-million to improve primary education in India. A new $9-million gift to another U.S. charity will be announced at next week’s Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation said.
“Our ambition at the IKEA Foundation is to help improve the lives of children and youth in the developing world. Our commitments so far will impact more than 100 million children,” Per Heggenes, chief executive, said in a statement. “This is a huge challenge, and we are confident that our new program partners in the U.S. and England will help us achieve this vision.”
* Editor’s note: A previous version of this story misstated the location of the organization’s headquarters.