The AKO Foundation (the “Foundation”) was founded by Nicolai Tangen and registered as a United Kingdom charity in April 2013. It is ultimately funded from the profits of AKO Capital. The primary focus of the Foundation is the making of grants to projects which improve education or promote the arts and it has, since its inception, been funded by approximately £62m. The Foundation does not seek applications for grants and will generally not make grants in response to unsolicited applications received.
Please click here if you would like a copy of the AKO Foundation’s financial statements which include information on the entities supported.
Please click here for details of the new art museum and cultural quarter in Kristiansand, Norway.
Please click here for details of a comprehensive review of the state of food education and food culture in primary and secondary schools in England that was commissioned by the AKO Foundation and undertaken by the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation and expert partners. The full report is available here.
The AKO Foundation is also sponsoring a Corporate Culture project with the LSE Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. To read more about this innovative project, please click here.
Following a successful pilot, Teach First and the AKO Foundation are rolling out a new work experience programme across London. If you are interested in getting involved or would like more information, please click here.