The Curt Bergfors Foundation

The Curt Bergfors Foundation was established on August 30th, 2019.
It is registered in Luleå, Sweden.



Through research grants, awards and information campaigns, the Foundation supports initiatives and individuals working to secure the world’s future food supply while fostering a healthy and resilient biosphere.

To ensure free and independent research in the field, the foundation has decided to fund a new professorship at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University: “The Curt Bergfors professorship in sustainability science with a focus on sustainable food systems”. The funding over ten years corresponds to a donation of SEK 20 million.

Founding capital

The founding capital of 500 Million SEK is sourced from Mr. Bergfors’ private assets. Additional funding, up to a total of one billion SEK, is under consideration.

The Founder

Curt Bergfors is a Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist, born in 1949 in Norrbotten, the northernmost county in Lapland.