H&M Foundation

The H&M Foundation is a non-profit global foundation, privately funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of H&M. Its mission is to drive long lasting positive change and improve living conditions by investing in people, communities and innovative ideas.

Through partnerships with prominent organizations around the globe, the H&M Foundation drives change within four focus areas; Education, Clean water, Equality and Protecting the planet. In addition to this, the Foundation can also provide emergency relief.

Since 2013, the Stefan Persson family has donated 1.1 billion Swedish kronor (USD 154 million/EUR 123 million) to the Foundation. 

What we do

The H&M Foundation works to drive positive change within four focus areas. 

We advocate for quality education for all children.

How we work with education


We support worldwide access to clean water and sanitation.

How we work with clean water


We promote equal opportunities for people globally.

How we work with equality


We work to ensure living conditions by protecting the planet. 

How we work to protect the planet



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