The Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation seeks to reshape today’s global challenges by identifying, funding and advocating for breakthrough solutions, ideas and innovative grass roots initiatives across the globe.

The Foundation has channeled the knowhow of three generations of entrepreneurs.

Our mission is to foster justice and opportunity for women and children by strengthening entrepreneurial initiatives that protects the most vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

Our focus on welfare extends to supporting organizations that provide safety and security for threatened animals.

Sophie Stenbeck


Sophie Stenbeck is an anchor LP and Senior Advisor for Max Ventures. Max Ventures is an early stage venture fund that focuses on digital health, digital media and digital commerce. She works closely with the general partner on investment decisions and strategy. She has extensive experience investing globally for over a decade.

Sophie also co-founded Imperative, a company focused on bringing purpose to the work environment for the millennial generation. Earlier in her career, she worked in the media and political sectors both in Los Angeles and New York.

In addition, Sophie is a dedicated philanthropist through the Sophie Stenbeck Family Foundation, focusing on child rights, education, and the fight against trafficking. She is a co-founding board member of the Swedish Queen’s World Childhood Foundation and the Chairman of the Stenbecks Stiftelse (The Stenbeck Foundation), a family foundation based in Sweden. Sophie co-founded the Child 10 awards that annually honor and support social entrepreneurs from around the world who fight the trafficking of children.

Sara Damber

Vice President

Sara Damber is one of Sweden’s most prominent social entrepreneurs, a passionate change leader with experience from civil society, politics and business, and the founder of four different ngos.

In 1997 Sara founded Friends, a Swedish NGO which has grown to become the largest organisation in Scandinavia working against bullying and discrimination in schools. A little more than 10 years later, she teamed up with international investment group Kinnevik to create Reach for Change, an organisation that provides support to social entrepreneurs across the world who fight to make life better for children. To date, Reach for Change has supported more than 1,000 social entrepreneurs in 18 countries on three continents.

In parallel to her career as a social entrepreneur and a founder, Sara has led a number of change management projects within the government and public institutions on local, regional and national level.