Realdania is a philanthropic association with some 150,000 members, all of whom engage in philanthropy on the basis of returns on its investment assets. They are regulated through the Act on Certain Commercial Undertakings.
Their field of activities is the built environment, i.e. large and small towns and cities, villages as well as urban spaces, parks, buildings and built heritage. The built environment also includes all the related activities and change processes: construction, architecture, landscape architecture, restoration, urban development and spatial planning in rural areas and in the city.
They create quality of life by supporting and focusing on how the built environment influences our everyday lives, our relationships, our health and our whole existence.
Realdania is a non-profit-making, charitable association. They are here for everybody, and they support projects that together benefit the whole of Denmark.
With their combined resources including association activities, returns on their investment assets and their philanthropic activities, they aim to create better quality of life within their field of activities.
By utilising their independence and long-term perspective, they work to set new agendas through a problem-oriented approach, and they want to contribute to overcoming social challenges, in partnership with others, by developing and changing the built environment.
They will engage their members through member democracy and the agendas they set.
They have three strategic goals for the whole association:
They are here for current and future generation
They promote sustainable development
They promote new knowledge and innovation
They emphasise the importance of openness and transparency in all of their activities.They work ambitiously towards reaching their goals, and they are competent, reliable, respectful and open. In their philanthropic work, and in partnership with other actors, they will develop and change through innovative thinking, cooperation and with the necessary risk tolerance. Network, co-creation and mutual inspiration help secure that their philanthropic activities are anchored in all aspects of people’s lives at home and at work for which they create value.
They work on the basis of three strategies that set the course for each of their activity areas: their commercial investments, association and member activities, and their philanthropic work. These strategies build on our articles of association and the foundation of their activities laid down by the Supervisory Board.