The Foundation is a London-based charity with the founder and majority of trustees living in North London. Its founder, Nicolai Tangen, was born and brought up in Kristiansand, Norway. The Foundation values these connections and has supported the following projects in North London and Norway.

Local Projects

In London

Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre is a North London based theatre which has as its mission the creation of original theatre without creative restriction. In cooperation with the Foundation it has launched its “The Next Decade” initiative for the commissioning of new plays from leading playwrights. The Next Decade has an investment target of £1 million to fund the writing of the coming decade’s best plays. The Foundation is matching the funding raised by Hampstead Theatre with a donation of up to £500,000.


Maytree is a registered charity supporting people in suicidal crisis in a non-medical setting. The Maytree Suicide Respite Centre, located in North London, is the only place of its kind in the United Kingdom and fills a gap in services between the medical support of the National Health Service and the helplines and drop-in centres of the voluntary sector. The Foundation has made a three year grant to Maytree which will cover approximately 10 percent of their running costs.

Doorstep Homeless Families Project

Doorstep’s mission is to provide homeless families, living in temporary accommodation in North London, with access to services so they can enjoy a good quality of life. The services provided include laundry facilities and in 2017 the Foundation made a grant to cover the cost of replacing three broken clothes dryers used in this service.

Freud Museum

The first ever grant by the Foundation was made in 2013 to this North London museum for the conservation of the couch used by Sigmund Freud during his psychoanalysis sessions with patients.

Hampstead Theatre

In Norway

NMS – Havglimt summer camp

The Havglimt summer camp is a camp located outside Kristiansand and run by the Norwegian Missionary Society (“NMS”) which provides summer camps for children, young people and their families. As well as providing great summer experiences for the participants, the camp raises money for the NMS’s projects to help children and adults in Africa, Asia and South America. The Foundation made a grant towards the refurbishment of the camp which was successfully completed in May 2017, and the camp hosted over 2,000 participants between then and the end of the season in October.

Business for Peace Foundation

The Business for Peace Foundation, a Norwegian Foundation, believes that business can create positive change in society by applying business energy ethically and responsibly with the objective of creating value for society as well as economic value. The Foundation made donations towards the 2016 and 2017 Business for Peace Summits and intends to continue this support for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 annual summits.