Foundations and trusts 

The County Administrative Board is a supervisory authority for the foundations and trusts in the county and has the responsibility for registering them.

What is a foundation or trust?

A foundation or trust is an independent capital sum which is administered permanently to satisfy a specific purpose. The foundation or trust is formed by means of a deed of gift, a will, the minutes of a board meeting or another document. A board or a trustee has the responsibility of managing the finances.

The law governs four different types of foundation or trust:

  • normal foundations and trusts  
  • fund-raising foundations and trusts
  • collective agreement foundations and trusts 
  • pension trusts and personnel funds  

In accordance with Chapter 10 of the Foundation Act (SFS 1994:1220), all foundations and trusts must be registered, except foundations and trusts whose assets according to the deed of foundation may be used only for specified natural persons. Pension trusts and personnel funds shall, in accordance with the Safeguarding of Pension Commitments etc. Act (SFS 1967:531) always be reported for supervision to the County Administrative Board, which maintains a register of these foundations and trusts.

 

Applying for a grant from a foundation or trust

If you wish to apply for a grant or a scholarship from a foundation or trust you should send an application directly to the foundation or trust in question.  

The County Administrative Board has alist of all registered foundations and trusts in Sweden which includes their purpose, contacts etc. You can also contact the municipal authority and parish in which you live and ask them if they have foundations or trusts that award grants or scholarships to meet your requirements.  

Contact us

County Administrative
Board Jönköping
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Phone: +46 (0)10-22 36 000
Visiting adress: Hamngatan 4, Jönköping

Supervision activities are concentrated in seven counties in the country:

The County Administrative Board of Stockholm County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Stockholm, Uppsala, Södermanland, Gotland and Västmanland.

The County Administrative Board of Östergötland County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Östergötland, Jönköping and Kalmar.

The County Administrative Board of Skåne County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Kronoberg, Blekinge and Skåne. 

The County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Halland and Västra Götaland.

The County Administrative Board of Dalarna County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Värmland, Örebro, Dalarna and Gävleborg.

The County Administrative Board of Västernorrland County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Västernorrland and Jämtland.

The County Administrative Board of Norrbotten County manages foundations and trusts based in the counties of Västerbotten and Norrbotten.