The Alfred Kordelin Foundation supports the sciences, literature, the arts and public education by distributing grants and awards. The Alfred Kordelin General Progress and Education Fund, established in 1918, is one of the oldest foundations in Finland operating in the Finnish language. The Fund’s first grants were awarded in 1920.
The Anita Snellman Foundation distributes funds targeted especially at young artists and art students. Grants are awarded annually.
The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (AVEK) was established in 1987 and operates in connection with the Finnish copyright organization Kopiosto. AVEK uses its share of copyright remuneration to promote audiovisual culture. The majority of its funds originate from private copying levies, e.g. from blank DVDs and digital video recorders.
The Finnish Cultural Foundation is a private trust dedicated to promoting art, science and other fields of intellectual and cultural endeavour in Finland. The Foundation provides grants from a central fund and 17 regional funds.
The aim of the Finnish-Norwegian Foundation is to promote relations and cultural exchange between Finland and Norway and to increase the two countries’ mutual awareness and knowledge.
The Foundation provides grants and scholarships to support projects in different sectors of society and cultural life.
The Finnish-Swedish Foundation distributes grants for projects that promote cooperation between Finland and Sweden in the fields of culture, language, media, research and education.
The Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation was established in 2002 to support high-level international research, arts and culture. The Foundation pursues this aim by granting donations and scholarships.
The National Education Fund supports socially oriented educational and cultural work, research, studies and awareness-raising by awarding grants and prizes. The main office is located in Helsinki but it has several regional offices around the country.
The Ministry of Education and Culture grants statutory State aid and discretionary subsidies for projects relating to education, research, culture, sport and youth work. The Ministry grants funds towards the cost of related organizations and their operations, the activities and construction of educational and cultural establishments, and for information society projects. Projects can also apply for EU funding from the Structural Funds and various other programmes. The Ministry additionally confers awards as a mark of recognition for special achievement in its sector.
The Niilo Helander Foundation awards funds for scientific, artistic and cultural work for both private applicants and work groups.
The Nordic Culture Fund supports projects contributing to an innovative and dynamic artistic and cultural scene in the Nordic Region, one that is diverse, accessible and of high quality. Supported projects must involve a minimum of three Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. The project must have artistic or cultural content.
Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse awards grants in different fields of science and culture. Both private applicants and communities can apply for grants.
Sarjakuvantekijät ry is an association for comics artists. The association awards grants for comics projects and related art work.
The aim of the Icelandic-Finnish Cultural Foundation is to promote relations and cultural exchange between Finland and Iceland and to increase the two countries’ mutual awareness and knowledge. The Foundation provides grants and scholarships to support projects in different sectors of society and cultural life.
The mission of the Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland is to support and strengthen the culture and education of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. Annually the foundation contributes around EUR 33 million in funding, with about 8,000 applications received every year. The foundation awards grants to institutions, associations and individuals pursuing educational and cultural endeavours.
The Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation is an independent foundation founded in 2014 to support and promote social welfare, culture, the environment and science, as well as teaching and research. The foundation awards grants annually. Grants are awarded for projects that support the mission of the Tiina and Antti Herlin Foundation.