In its meeting on Dec. 2016, Kone Foundation’s Board of Trustees awarded 41.6 million EUR to bold initiatives in research and the arts. Grants were awarded to 615 individuals, organisations, and groups. Of the grants, 56% represent research, and 25% the arts. 19% of the grantees were projects combining research and the arts. Of the total, 2.5 million EUR were awarded in the Close Neighbours funding call to eleven projects.
In 2016, Kone Foundation has awarded grants and prizes for the total sum of 42.6 million EUR.