About Us

About us

Positively impacting the lives of underprivileged people

Smurfit Kappa Foundation was formed in 2012 and supports sustainable projects in the communities where Smurfit Kappa Group has the privilege to operate

In 2012, the Smurfit Kappa Foundation was formed with the purpose of working with our communities for a better future. In its first ten years the Foundation received €15.1 million from Smurfit Kappa Group, this has funded over 260 projects in 30 countries, contributing almost €15.1 million to causes that focus on helping children in the areas of health and nutrition, early education and basic care.

In 2022, it was confirmed by Tony Smurfit, CEO of Smurfit Kappa Group, the Board will increase its donation to the Smurfit Kappa Foundation contributing up to €3 million, from €1 million every year. At the same time, the Smurfit Kappa Foundation Board broadened the scope of the projects we fund, so in addition to our focus on children, we will now focus on underprivileged people, always concentrating in the communities where Smurfit Kappa Group operates.  We will do this by supporting sustainable projects in the areas of health and nutrition, education and basic care, whilst ensuring Smurfit Kappa employees are involved from an early stage.

Smurfit Kappa Foundation infographic

Learn more about the projects and worthwhile causes we have helped fund over the years in our new infographic.

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10 Year Anniversary

Our areas of impact

Here at the Smurfit Kappa Foundation, people are at the core of everything we do and all the initiatives we help fund. The projects we fund fall under specific areas of impact, ensuring all aspects of people’s lives are supported. Within these focus areas, we have helped fund a number of amazing initiatives:

Education Projects
El Colegio, Community, Smurfit Kappa Foundaton
Hospital & Additional Needs Project
Smurfit Kappa Slovakia Volunteers
Educational Projects
Community, Sports and Play Facilities
Grow at school
Child Support Programmes

How to apply for funding

The process is quite simple and all applications are welcome, provided they comply with the conditions and are in line with the primary focus of the Smurfit Kappa Foundation, that is, to financially support sustainable projects that positively impact the lives of underprivileged people in the communities where Smurfit Kappa Group operate. We are particularly interested in community projects in which Smurfit Kappa employees or their families are involved and where they would benefit from support from our Foundation.

Apply for funding

How we run the Smurfit Kappa Foundation