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 £150m. The Foundation does not seek applications for grants and will generally not make grants in response to unsolicited applications received.

AKO Foundation

For more information about the AKO Foundation and the many organisations it supports, please follow this link to the Foundation’s website,

Please click here if you would like a copy of the AKO Foundation’s financial statements which include information on the entities supported.