Birgit Olsson, wife of Stena company founder Sten A Olsson, left money in her will to institute “The Birgit and Sten A Olsson’s foundation for furthering research on psychiatric disorders”.
For ten years, the foundation contributed to the financing of the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy, and the Birgit Olsson lectureship/professorship linked to the centre. Without the foundation’s help, there would be no GNC.
When the GNC was established in September of 2010, the centre also received strategic investment grants from the Sahlgrenska Academy. The GNC is currently mostly self-financed within the Sahlgrenska Academy, with support from the Swedish Child Neuropsychiatry Foundation as well.