American Friends of the Tällberg Foundation

Tällberg Foundation is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit educational organization.

Tällberg Foundation (SE) A Project of T | KBFUS Funds

The Tällberg Foundation, with offices in Stockholm and New York, aims to provoke people to think differently about the global issues that are shaping their present and their future.

The focus of our fundraising is to broaden and deepen the Tällberg Foundation's Global Leaders initiative, our effort to identify and nurture the kinds of leadership behaviors that are crucial in an increasingly complicated and fraught global environment. From climate change to mass migration, from antique global institutions to failed states, the huge array of challenges facing us demand better leaders.

The Eliasson Global Leadership Prize is given annually to outstanding leaders from any country and any discipline whose work is global in application, based on universal values, innovative, optimistic and courageous. The prize is named in honor of the international and Swedish diplomat, Jan Eliasson, who most recently served as Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. The Board of the Tällberg Foundation believes that he embodies the kind of leadership they seek to honor with this prize since—like Jan Eliasson— great leaders can make a profound difference only if they operate in concert with universal human values, are tireless in their efforts, and innovative in their approaches. That said, this is not a prize for diplomats, but an award that takes Eliasson's approach to leadership as a yardstick against which others can be measured.

While the prizes themselves are generously funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, we seek additional funding to support the jury deliberation process, the convocation of a workshop on leadership in the 21st century to be held in Amsterdam in November, an outreach process which brings together established and emerging leaders, and a support network that nurtures the work of the Tällberg Global Leaders.

Alternative ways to give:

For gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of The Tallberg Foundation" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.

Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Email KBFUS at: or phone (212) 713 7660.