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Annual Grants for Cultural Projects

Grants to USA Individuals and Organizations for Projects
Related to Finnish History, Culture, Arts, and Heritage

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Finlandia Foundation National (FFN)

Deadline Date:

01/17/20 11:59 PM PST


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Grants of up to $5,000 to USA individuals and organizations for high-quality projects that focus on Finnish and Finnish-American heritage, history, arts, and culture. Funding is intended for competitive projects that relate to the past, present, or future of Finnish and Finnish-American culture.

Projects that receive funding are characterized by the following:

  • Receives favorable attention and has a high profile and visibility
  • Will be experienced by many people
  • Appeals to all Americans, not only ethnic Finns
  • Involves worthy activity for children and young adults to assure an interest in Finnish and Finnish-American culture by future generations
  • Has multiplier or leverage qualities
  • Can be replicated or become a permanent addition to the cultural life of a community
  • Is well planned and implemented by individuals or groups
  • Involves service of volunteers
  • Has a detailed budget, income, and expenses
  • Adds to the body of research about Finnish and Finnish-American culture
  • If applicable, includes a marketing plan for a project that involves sales of items or event tickets

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178080

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 is the maximum you may request.

Term of Contract:

Grant proposals must relate to a project occurring between May 1 of the grant year and April 30 of the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Individuals and organizations may apply.
- Applicants who have received a grant within the past three years will generally not be funded, unless the purpose of the grant is sufficiently different and meritorious as to warrant special consideration

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications must be sent via e-mail. Applications must be e-mailed by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on January 17. This deadline relates to all application materials, including attachments and letters of recommendation sent separately.

Grants must be supported by a chapter of FFN. Click here for the list of chapters:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Maria Kizirian, Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Phone: 626.795.2081

Finlandia Foundation National
470 W. Walnut
P.O. Box 92046
Pasadena, CA 91109-2046

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska;   Arizona;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Montana;   New York City;   New York;   Ohio;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   South Dakota;   Texas;   Utah;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington