In addition to VILLUM FONDEN's defined programmes, grants are occasionally given for projects that will benefit and delight the general population - including projects that bring daylight and fresh air into people's everyday lives and contribute to a better environment.

The foundation may choose to support particular innovative and/or highly topical cultural and community-developing projects with grants for motivating or experimental projects of a limited duration.


Projects granted:

Palm house restoration

Ordrupgaard was granted DKK 3.2 million by VILLUM FONDEN for the restoration of the palm house, ‘Palmehuset’, scheduled for completion in 2020 when the museum reopens.

Unique metro art

On the future Metro line expansion to Copenhagen's former docklands district, Sydhavnen, the station interiors will be adorned with art as an integral element of the architecture.

Natural History Museum of Denmark

VILLUM FONDEN has made a DKK 250 million grant to the University of Copenhagen in connection with efforts to establish the Natural History Museum of Denmark.

A new lease of life for the playhouse muses

Article about refurbishment at the Royal Danish Theatre

Working groups


VILLUM FONDEN and VELUX FONDEN have set up a number of working groups mainly for the purpose of contributing to the allocation activities of the foundations taking place on a professional, sound and in other respects exemplary basis. The object of the working groups is to assist the board of trustees with strategic development as well as with the handling and recommendations to decide on applications and projects within selected areas, presently the individual allocation areas as well as the asset management.

working group for culture and society
  • Jens Kann-Rasmussen, MSc, Senior Director Global Standardisation and Technical Documentation at VELUX A/S, Chair of VILLUM FONDEN
  • Eva Zeuthen Bentsen, PhD, MSc, partner partner Zeuthen Storm, board member of VILLUM FONDEN
Contact us
Signe Staubo Sørensen
Senior Adviser, Head of Programme, Event Coordinator, VILLUM FONDEN
+ 45 24 44 10 50