Human Practice Foundation’s development projects are shaped by a business and investments based approach. Inspired by such an approach we, like any other business, maximize our output by making optimal use of the resources at our disposal. The objective of the projects funded by the Foundation is to assist our local partners, to jointly, create a sustainable livelihood for themselves and their communities. This entails developing innovative skills and methods in agriculture, and improving education by generating conditions favourable to teaching and learning. The result of our investments is rated according to how many children attend school, how many women that are employed or the growth, on a socioeconomic level, of the local community. Our work is based on the 100% model:
MEET THE FOUNDERS
Pernille Kruse Madsen, Founder and Board Member, has lived a life in the fast track lane. For a number of years she was active as a show jumper participating in many competitions, national as well as international. Simultaneously, she qualified as a lawyer and obtained a Bachelor degree in Commerce and Business Finance.
In 2013 she started working at Maersk, for whom she travelled all over the world, a dream job for any young lawyer. Slowly Pernille realized that this was not, at all, what she wanted to do with her life. ‘We are only here on Earth for a short time and that time has to be meaningful,’ she says.
At the age of 33, Pernille thus took one of the biggest jumps in her life. She quit her job, sold all her belongings and bought a one-way ticket into the horizon. 15 months later she knew what she wanted: She wanted to apply all her abilities and rally all her energy to start a novel and different movement aiming to tackle poverty in the developing countries. This was the beginning of The Human Practice Foundation.
Nils Foss, Cofounder, is a Danish director and civil engineer. He was born into a family of well known engineers. Nils Foss is the founder of FOSS, which is a Danish family owned company, established in 1956.
In 1956 he founded FOSS Electric A/S, today known as FOSS (FOSS Analytical A/S), with his father Erling Foss. He was CEO of FOSS until 1968, where after he was CEO of the Danish company F.L. Smidth from 1969-1976. In 1981 he returned to FOSS as CEO and in 1990 he passed the rains to his son Peter Foss.
During 1989-1996 Nils Foss was Chairman of the Danish charity Dansk Flygtningehjælp. He is also the co-founder and Chairman of the Danish American Business Forum (DABF) from 1997–2002; and Danish Chinese Business Forum (DCBF) from 2006, and currently holds the position as Chairman.
Martin & Jesper Kring,
Cofounders the last twenty years have invested, managed and built innovative companies in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and India.
The sustainable and innovative approach of the Kring’s to business is lived today through management consulting company KRING A/S and KRING Ventures A/S.
MEET THE FOUNDING FATHERS
All of the Foundation’s operating costs, which almost only comprise of salaries, are financed by a group of men and women with enormous socioeconomic capital. They are the Founding Fathers of the Foundation. They make the Human Practice Foundation unique.
By financing the operation of the Foundation the Founding Fathers enable us to guarantee all investors that their funds are allocated, in their entirety, to each designated project. Moreover their involvement in the Foundation also helps to attract many more investors to fund projects.
JØRGEN BUHL RASMUSSEN
MICHAEL SPECHT BRUUN
MEET THE FOUNDATION BOARD
Managing partner, Cevian Capital
Chairman, Danske Bank
Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen
Vice Chairman, Novozymes
Owner, Implement Consult Group
Pernille Kruse Madsen
Managing director, HPF
Board member, FOSS
Pernille Kruse Madsen
Lars Rolf Jacobsen
Impact Project Manager
Local Project Manager
Line Gritt Boel Jensen
As a private project investor acting alone or as a family you have the opportunity to engage yourself in the project through active involvement and visits. Please look through our list of planned projects and see if you want to support them. You are also welcome to contact us and tell us about your own ideas. We may be able to adjust the project to meet your wishes.
As a company you will benefit from project investments in your advertising, marketing or CSR strategy, for example by selecting a project where there is a need for the company’s know-how. As a company you will be collaborating closely with the Foundation, so you constantly receive the information you want regarding the project. Contact us to share your wishes and ideas.
Foundations and associations often have an object clause that can be fulfilled by designing a project that meets their purpose. Impoverished people have needs that your foundation or association can help fulfill in every possible way. Please contact us to arrange a meeting, where we can discuss your ideas.
Groups of investors that work together (or equally led by us) on a specific project, are able to organize themselves and agree upon how much the participants want to involve themselves in the project. Some might be particularly interested in financing, while others want to be a part of the project management process or the more practical/technical side of the project. Yet others may prefer only to donate money without further participation. Please look through our planned projects and see if you could be interested in joining one. Or contact us to share your ideas.
Basic donations without further involvement are of course more than welcome. Your donation will be a part of a “donor pool”. You can follow your donation on our webpage to see what the pool money is used for and what results it creates. Bank details of the foundation can be found below or under “contact us”.
If you would like to contribute to the Human Practice Foundation’s projects, you can transfer an amount of your choice to our Jyske Bank account (you will find the payment information at the bottom left). Please also fill in the form below with your name, e-mail and message to receive updates about the fund’s performance, supporter meetings, events, etc.