is accepting applications for its Grants and Scholarship programs

For information about grants click here. To download the application in Word format click here.
Finlandia Foundation awards grants annually.
The deadline for completed application is February 1 each year.


For non-profit cultural projects of local or national significance

  • Projects should benefit the general public, not only the sponsor or sponsoring organization.
  • Grants should show evidence or testimony of high cultural, educational, artistic, or scientific merit.
  • Special consideration is allotted to projects endorsed or sponsored by a FF chapter.
  • Salaries to project staff or employees are not allowable.


  • Scholarships are awarded to fulltime undergraduate (sophomore or higher) and graduate students enrolled in an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Students must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA.
  • Financial need and course of study are considered, and U.S./Finnish citizenship is required.
  • Students studying subjects related to Finnish culture receive special consideration.


    Mail Grant applications to:
    Rita Vermala-Koski
    1243 NW Blakely Court
    Seattle, WA  98177

    Mail Scholarships applications to:
    Finlandia Foundation National
    470 W. Walnut St.
    Pasadena, CA 91103-3594

    Fax (626) 795-6533


The following funds support Grants and Scholarships:

Vaino Hoover Memorial General Fund
MidWest General Fund
Gertrude Kujala Memorial Finnish Music Fund
Jaakko Tuominen Memorial Sports Fund
Jean E. Sainio-Nolan Scholarship Fund
Urho Kivikoski Education Fund
Walima Fund for Folk Music
Paloheimo/Fenyes Visual Arts Grant & Scholarship Fund
Elma Randall Memorial Finnish-American Heritage Fund
Festival Fund
Finlandia Foundation Florida Scholarship Fund
Finlandia Foundation National Capital Chapter Special Fund
Finnish-Swedish Cultural Fund
Bert and Marjatta Salonen Business Education Fund
Sundquist Endowment for the Arts Fund
UFBS Lodge # 1 of San Francisco Fund for Scholars
Helin/Korpela Social Sciences Fund
Pertti Lindfors Legal Studies Fund

Finlandia Foundation Chapters are located in:

Ashtabula, OH; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Farmington Hills, MI; Fitchburg, MA; Long Beach, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Grand Rapids, MI; Hancock, MI; Hibbing, MN; Ithaca, NY; Jefferson City, MT; Levittown, PA; Marquette, MI; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; Palm Beach, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Rutland, MA; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA (2); Sonoma, CA; South Thomaston, ME; Spokane, WA; Tucson, AZ; Virginia Beach, VA; Washington, DC

Finlandia Foundation® National is the most important private source of support for Finnish culture in the United States.

Finlandia Foundation® National, 470 West Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103-3594  phone (626) 795-2081

Full guidelines and applications are available on


Finlandia Foundation® Florida Chapter