Tom Wilhelmsen's Foundation

The foundation is a private and independent foundation founded by ship owner Tom Wilhelmsen’s gift certificate in 1965. The Foundation's home is Nøtterøy.

The Foundation’s purpose is to distribute gifts or contributions to institutions, groups or individuals to support any measure of a scientific, social, humanitarian and cultural nature, as well as by scholarships or similar, to cater for performing artists and encourage the ability of youth or others to continue their education, study or research. Since the foundation's start in 1965, we have awarded more than 3,000 scholarships.

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    Special projects

    We are proud supporters of academic research in the form of a professorship in Maritime research with the Norwegian Business School (BI), as well as a PhD fellow in suicide research at The National Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention (NSSF) with the University of Oslo (UiO). Furthermore we have a cooperation agreement with the Norwegian foundation Aktiv mot kreft and their initiative Pusterommet. We also contribute to and support the non-profit organisations Make-A-Wish Norway and Right to play. In addition, the foundation support different Emergency medical student associations throughout Norway. The medical advisory board consists of Christen Peder Dahl and Torgeir Wyller.

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    The board

    The Board of the Foundation shall consist of one to four members elected by the general meeting.

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    Articles of association


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    Annual reports

    Please find the foundation's annual reports for download on this page.

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    Contact us

    All inquiries should be directed to the foundation’s office at Lysaker.

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