About the foundation
The family of the late Norwegian shipowner Kristian Gerhard Jebsen established a foundation in 2009 to provide substantial financial support for worthy causes.
Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen has a wide-ranging object clause. During its first years the board focused primarily on supporting projects within the fields of medical and maritime research. Since 2011 the foundation has also reached out to the arts.
The foundation has been established to honour the memory of Kristian Gerhard Jebsen and his contribution to Norwegian and international shipping and business.
A sister foundation, independent from Stiftelsen Kristian Gerhard Jebsen, was set up in Switzerland. The Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Foundation aims to enhance the well-being of people and promote human and social development, through support of grantees in the areas of health, education, science, culture and environment, in Switzerland and abroad.