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The Crafoord foundation

This is the foundation

Holger Crafoord established the Crafoord Foundation in 1980 with an initial donation. On the basis of that donation and some additional donations from Anna-Greta and Holger Crafoord, as well as growth in value, the Foundation’s capital has increased to a market value of SEK 3.8 billion as per 31 December 2019.

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The history behind the founder

Holger Crafoord was born in Stockholm in 1908. He went to school there and later studied at the Stockholm School of Economics. After graduation, Holger was hired by Ruben Rausing and brought him to Lund, the city to which he remained loyal for the rest of his life. His work had a fundamental influence on Lund’s industrial success.

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The board of trustees

The board holds quarterly meetings, as well as having a number of meetings with the Foundation financial committee, grants committees and scientific council during the year.

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Annual report

The wealth of the Foundation amounted to approx. SEK 3 billion as per 31 December 2018, with the revenue amounting to approx. SEK 133 million for 2018.

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