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Finlandia Foundation National (FFN) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Finlandia Foundation National (FFN)

Deadline Date:

01/17/18 Emailed or Postmarked by Date


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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 will be provided for projects that relate to the past, present, or future of Finnish and Finnish-American culture.

Funded projects are characterized by many of 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:

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 may be sent via e-mail or mail. All applications must be e-mailed or postmarked by January 17, 2018.

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

See the Supporting Documents section below to access the application.

Contact Information:

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

Grant applications may be sent via email or mail to the addresses below.

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

Finlandia Foundation National
470 W. Walnut
Pasadena, California

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Geographic Focus:

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