Danish Red Cross


We have been working with private and corporate foundations for many years, and they are becoming ever more important for both our humanitarian and long-term development work. Since 2021, it has been a strategic priority for us to increase and develop these partnerships further.

Long-term partnerships with foundations

In an international context, we engage with Danish foundations on long-term project-oriented initiatives in thematic areas of key importance to both us and our partners. For example:

  • Novo Nordisk Foundation: In close collaboration, we implement projects that focus on health - more specifically prevention and care of non-communicable diseases - which is a top priority for us as well as Novo Nordisk Foundation. We are currently involved in the Middle East, North Africa and Horn of Africa, where non-communicable diseases are a growing challenge.
  • World Diabetes Foundation: We have worked together on projects related to non-communicable diseases since 2016. Currently our ambition is to increase our collaboration regarding community prevention as well as non-communicable diseases in humanitarian settings. At the moment, we are implementing projects in Lebanon, Somalia and Kenya.
  • Ole Kirk’s Fond: Through the provision of flexible funding, our framework agreement from 2018 seeks to ensure timely responses to emergencies and disasters. Over the past five years, we have responded to more than 38 emergencies in 26 countries thanks to the support from Ole Kirk’s Fond.

Foundations provide support in emergencies

Danish foundations are becoming increasingly essential partners in our humanitarian responses when emergencies occur. When the conflict escalated in Ukraine, and when an earthquake hit Türkiye and Syria, invaluable contributions were made by Danish foundations, including Ole Kirk’s Fond, A. P. Møller Fonden, Novo Nordisk Foundation, Det Obelske Familiefond, Poul Due Jensens Fond, Augustinus Fonden and many other significant foundations in Denmark.