Through partnerships with experienced organizations around the globe, the Foundation now drives change within the three focus areas Education, Clean Water and Strengthening Women.
To further improve living conditions the Foundation also supports innovative ideas that contribute to safeguarding the earth’s natural resources and in August 2015, the first ever Global Change Award was introduced. By catalyzing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the annual challenge is to protect the planet by closing the loop for fashion.
In case of natural disasters in countries where H&M operates, the H&M Foundation can also provide emergency relief.
Today, the Foundation is funded by the Stefan Persson family, founders and main owners of H&M. Since 2013, the family has donated 900 million SEK.