The Foundation is a London based charity and the founder and the majority of the trustees live 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

Based in North London, Hampstead Theatre has as its mission the creation of original theatre without creative restriction. In cooperation with the Foundation, Hampstead Theatre launched the “The Next Decade” initiative to commission new plays from leading playwrights. This initiative achieved its target of raising £1 million to fund the writing of the coming decade’s best plays, with the Foundation matching the funding raised by Hampstead Theatre.

The first work commissioned under the initiative, Prism by Terry Johnson, opened at Hampstead Theatre in September 2017 to some great reviews and is currently being lined up for a Broadway production. The second commission, Western Eyes by Howard Brenton, will open in early 2019 and the Foundation looks forward to many more exciting productions.

Maytree

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. Specifically, it provides such individuals with a free five day stay and the opportunity to be befriended and speak in complete confidence. The Foundation has made grants to Maytree which will cover approximately ten per cent of their running costs.
 

Hampstead Theatre
 

Doorstep Homeless Families Project

The Foundation has made two grants to support Doorstep in its mission to provide homeless families living in temporary accommodation in North London with access to services, so they can enjoy a good quality of life.
 

Doorstep Homeless Families Project
Doorstep Homeless Families Project

 

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.

In Norway

No Finish Line Oslo

No Finish Line is a sponsored walk/run, done in laps of approximately one kilometre, that originated in Monaco and has now spread to other cities including Oslo. The Foundation sponsored the Oslo No Finish Line event in support of the Stine Sofies Foundation, a foundation that helps children who are, or have been, exposed to physical violence.

Høvåg Church

The Foundation made a grant to renovate a room on the first floor of the church in Høvåg, Norway. Up to now this room has only been used for storage but after the renovation it will be available for a variety of activities including Sunday school and other church events for local children as well as use by local societies.
 

Hovag Church
Høvåg Church

Business for Peace Foundation

The Business for Peace Foundation, a Norwegian foundation, believes that business can create positive change in society by acting ethically and responsibly and with the objective of creating value for society as well as economic value. In support of this, the Business for Peace Foundation names Honourees who have demonstrated that it is possible to combine solid business performance with these higher purposes. The Foundation has supported the Business for Peace annual summits since 2016.

Norwegian Missionary Society – 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 a great summer experience for the participants, the camp raises money for NMS projects helping 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.

Den Norske Turistforening

Den Norske Turistforening (“DNT”) is Norway’s largest outdoor life organisation, with more than 310,000 members. DNT aims to promote active and environmentally friendly outdoor activities, such as trekking and ski trekking, and to preserve the natural and cultural landscape. In particular, DNT’s local associations maintain walking routes and ski tracks and operate 550 cabins across Norway. The Foundation proposes to make a grant to allow DNT to build a new cabin in the Setesdal Vesthei mountain area in Norway, which will serve as a starting point for treks and will also provide information about the natural and cultural heritage of Setesdal Vesthei including the area’s herds of wild reindeer.
 

Den Norske Turistforening