The Family Erik Banck’s Foundation was founded in 1938. Erik and his wife Therese, known as Ese, had a lot of love for the city of Helsingborg. Donations from the family’s funds contributed greatly to the city’s development and laid the foundation for several iconic buildings, such as Helsingborg Concert Hall, Österhemmet, and the childrens hospital Banckska barnsjukhuset.
In 1935, Erik and the family’s eldest son died in a car accident. In the midst of this tragedy, Ese managed to turn her sorrow into something constructive. She started a foundation in her husband’s memory and donated a large sum of money to be primarily used for housing the elderly of Helsingborg who lacked financial resources. Ese Banck’s generous philosophy characterises the foundation’s work today. Now new homes are being built in the heart of Helsingborg, with a number of apartments reserved for the elderly and needy. The foundation owns and manages properties at Slottshöjden in Norra Hamnen and Huset Ese Banck in SeaU.