The VILLUM FOUNDATION is a non-profit foundation created by Villum Kann Rasmussen in 1971. The Foundation is the principal shareholder of VKR Holding – the parent company of the VELUX Group and other business enterprises whose mission is to bring daylight, fresh air and a better environment into people’s everyday lives.
In recent years, the Foundation has chiefly supported research activities in the natural and technical sciences. Grants are made for pioneering research, but the Foundation also supports the dissemination of scientific and technical research.
The VILLUM FOUNDATION also makes grants for major social initiatives, cultural projects and projects on the environment and sustainability in Denmark and other European countries.