The TK Foundation is a private independent foundation organized in the Bahamas in 2002. The Foundation is named for J. Torben Karlshoej, “T.K.”, who grew up on a farm in Denmark and later founded the Teekay Shipping Company, now Teekay Corporation.
Evolving from the original “mandate” that has guided The TK Foundation, is the present strategy of investing in programmes that:
- Enable disadvantaged youth to maximize their capabilities through pathways such as education, training and life skills with a view to becoming self-sufficient.
- Promote knowledge of the seas and oceans, and strengthen maritime safety and security for the betterment of individuals, communities and the environment.
Since our start, The TK Foundation has supported philanthropic programs and projects around the world that are consistent with our focus areas and based on the following Core Values:
- A hand up, not a hand out
- Lasting impact
- Hands on
More information available in The TK Foundation Brochure (PDF)