The Bergen Research Foundation] was established in 2004 through a donation of NOK 250 million by Trond Mohn. The foundation supports research at the University of Bergen as well as Haukeland University Hospital. Mohn has given NOK 100 million to the University of Tromsø.
Mohn has made numerous donations for Sports, Medicine and research, primarily in Bergen but also in Tromsø and Haugesund/Karmøy. He is widely admired in Bergen for his generosity; in 2010 he was voted as "the Best Bergenser" ('Bergenser' being a colloquial term for a citizen of Bergen), the first time such a vote was arranged.