Trond Mohn Foundation gives grants towards research and research supporting activities at the University of Bergen (UiB) and Haukeland University Hospital (HUS) , and other Norwegian research institutions who cooperate with institutions in Bergen. The foundation also gives grants to support translational research at UiB and HUS.
The Foundation was founded in 2004 by means of a donation from Trond Mohn. In the years to come, the capital of the foundation has increased significantly, primarily as a result of new gifts from Trond Mohn, Marit Mohn and Frederik Mohn, and due to the merge of the three foundations; the Bergen Research Foundation, the Bergen Medical Research Foundation and the Frank Mohns Foundation, in 2014. Bergen Research Foundation changed name to Trond Mohn Foundation on 1 January 2019.
Since the foundation was established, a total of NOK 1,139 million has been allocated for statutory purposes (as of 31 December 2019). At year-end 2019/2020, the Foundation’s assest was NOK 2,807 million.
In a Norwegian context, the gifts of the Mohn family are unique. They give the research communities an outstanding advantage in the long-term work of establishing research and building expertise at a high international level.