The Association of Finnish Foundations is an association for Finnish grant providers, the only benefit and support organisation for foundations in Finland. Our 217 members support Finnish art, research and societal development annually with over 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
  • 217 members
  • The members supported Finnish science, art and civil society with EUR 580 million in 2021.
  • 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 Philea (Philantropy Europe Association) and WINGS, which is a worldwide organisation comparable to Philea.