The LEGO Foundation

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1986
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The LEGO Foundation seeks to transform attitudes and behaviours about learning and play across society. The Foundation works with parents, carers, schools systems, institutions and governments, with a focus on children aged 0-12, and a special emphasis on early childhood where children develop most rapidly, both physically and mentally.

The LEGO Foundation's model leverages three approaches

  • - Identify and support programmes as examples of play that works
  • - Build and share evidence to explain the value of play
  • - Communicate to gain buy-in about how children best learn for life

Please note that the LEGO Foundation does not accept unsolicited requests.

Areas of engagement in non-state education

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$100 million and up
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In 2015, 150,000 students benefited from learning through play in LEGO Foundation projects. These projects involve cash grants, training and education of staff, research and LEGO® products

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