Donor: Ekhaga Foundation
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Sweden
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 20.05.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 500.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 1.000.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Health
  • Research, Technology & Innovation

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen

  4. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine

  5. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) Objective

The Ekhaga Foundation (Ekhagastiftelsen) was founded by Gösta Videgård in 1944 and since then has supported research in ecological agriculture and biological medicine. They mainly support the following fields: (1) Better and healthier food: they support research and development based on the principles of organic and biodynamic food production or other methods and orientations that promote this goal. Research should be in line with IFOAMs (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) principles of organic production; (2) Nutrition and way of life: Ekhaga supports research into the role of the diet in the treatment of diseases and strengthening the body’s resistance (i.e. research into which type diet and food the body needs, the impact of different food choices on bodily functions and related nutritional issues); and (3) Complimentary medicine and natural medicines: there are mental and psychological aspects in complementary medicine, and research in this direction can also be supported.

The main focus should be on scientific research and primarily applied research. Basic research in areas such as for example molecular biology and genetic research can be supported if it clarifies causal relationships that can be considered to be of direct value for further research related to foundation’s purpose. In addition to funding scientific research, the foundation can, to a lesser extent, grant funding for projects designed to have research findings put into practice, for example, training activities, documentation projects, book projects or conferences. Such applications must contribute to a development in line with the foundation’s purpose. The foundation also welcomes applications for planning grants. These can be for organizing seminars/workshops on the issue that the applicant wants to study, in order to get a better basis for a definite application (which can also be directed to other funding bodies) and as part of a dialogue between scientists and the scientific advisory council.

2) Eligibility

Applications from all over the world are welcome (however, for applications from outside Europe or North America applicants need to have a cooperation with a Swedish institution). They do not have any formal requirements that applications can only come from institutions (universities, colleges, research institutions, etc.).

3) Location

The Foundation does not have any defined focus countries. Funding is provided to research projects implemented anywhere across the globe.

4) Budget

There is no maximum amount that can be applied for. In the last years the total amount awarded has been in the range 10-15 million SEK.

5) Application

The application deadline is 20 May 2024. The applications must be submitted via the web-based application system.

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