Nobel Foundation

private institution managing the finances and administration of the Nobel Prizes

The Nobel Foundation (Swedish: Nobelstiftelsen) is a private institution started on 29 June 1900. Its job is to manage the money and organize the Nobel Prizes.[1] The Foundation is based on the last will of Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite.[2]

The offices of the Nobel Foundation are located at Sturegatan 14 in Stockholm.


  1. Lemmel, Birgitta (2007-06-29). "The Nobel Foundation: A Century of Growth and Change". Nobel Foundation. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-30.
  2. "The Nobel Foundation". Nobel Foundation. 2007-09-24. Archived from the original on October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-28. The Nobel Foundation is a private institution established in 1900 based on the will of Alfred Nobel. The Foundation manages the assets made available through the will for the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace. It represents the Nobel Institutions externally and administers informational activities and arrangements surrounding the presentation of the Nobel Prize.