We are a commercial foundation supporting social activities. Our business is divided between distributing DKK 25-30 mio. to humanitarian purposes annually while conducting ownership of our companies J. Lauritzen A/S, DFDS A/S and LF Investment ApS.
Lauritzen Fonden believe that everyone has the ability to contribute to society in some way. When we believe in each other and expect something from each other we are able to create the necessary groundwork leading to sustainable change. That is the essence in our DNA Believe in You.
We want to support children and youth’s chances to be able to become active and contributing citizens.
We want to secure that more children and youth are able to become included and contributing citizens in Denmark. Projects and initiatives supporting those objective are favored.
How we work
By being proactive and risk willing we want to secure new knowledge, join in new partnerships and facilitate network and new collaborations across public sectors, civic society, NGO’s, organizations, associations and other foundations.
Ditlev Lauritzen, the founder of J. Lauritzen A/S, was an enterprising business man. Early in the 1900s, and way ahead of his time, he focused on his employee’s welfare and their work environment. He was also very engaged in the local community and aware of his social responsibility as a business owner. Both the company J. Lauritzen and his social and humanitarian awareness were passed on to his children Ivar, Knud and Anna. In 1945 they established the foundation thus securing J. Lauritzens philanthropic and social commitment to live on. To learn more about our history click here.