The Association of Finnish Foundations is an association for Finnish grant providers, the only benefit and support organisation for foundations in Finland. Our 211 members support Finnish art, research and societal development annually with half a billion euros.

About us

The significance of charitable foundations in our society is notable. Foundations are enablers that make the world a better place and make it possible for dreams to come true. Looking after foundations’ operating conditions therefore benefits the society as a whole.

The Association of Finnish Foundations is a part of the national foundation sector in Finland, as well as the universal third sector. It operates together with other social, scientific, artistic and cultural actors and grant recipients as well as the media.

Key figures

  • Established in 1970
  • Began its operations as an registered association in 2004
  • 211 members
  • The members supported Finnish science, art and culture with EUR 500 million in 2018.
  • The total wealth of the members is over EUR 13 billion.
  • The members represent more than 70% of the wealth of Finnish foundations.

International cooperation

The association is a member of the DAFNE Donors and Foundations Networks in Europe. Through DAFNE, it is connected with the European Foundation Centre (EFC) and Foundation Council of Europe, which represents more than 5,000 European foundations on an EU level. In addition, the AFF is a member of WINGS, which is a worldwide organisation comparable to DAFNE.