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.
The TK Foundation’s mission is to fulfill the legacy of J. Torben Karlshoej by enabling disadvantaged youth to succeed and promoting maritime education and safety.
We fulfill this legacy by investing in programs 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 all.
- A hand up, not a hand out
We support programs that enable and empower individuals to create their own success
- Lasting impact
We target long-term impact that endures beyond our grant
We commit to working with others in open, direct, and holistic ways
We demonstrate a spirit of entrepreneurialism by advocating for and/or supporting new ideas and approaches
We connect and collaborate with grantees, other funders, and stakeholders
More information is available in our 2014 Impact Report (PDF)