Finland Center Foundation (FCF) is the meeting point of Finnish and American culture, commerce and community. FCF supports the activities of Finnish-American organizations in the greater New York area, and Finnish values globally, in the present and for generations to come.







The Kota Alliance is an initiative of Finland Center Foundation (FCF) to establish a World Center for Women in New York City as a hub for nonprofit organizations that work towards gender equality and women’s empowerment. It has recently been registered as a separate entity in New York State, The Kota Alliance. It has received 501c3 status from the IRS and we encourage you to get involved and support its work!

Read more about the Kota Alliance.


We at Finland Center are proud to support Finnish culture in New York, and also the values we grew up with  – women’s empowerment, peace, equality, human rights, education, and sustainable development. We also benefit from getting together to network and help each other navigate life in this fast-paced city.

Please help us do more interesting events and support our ongoing cultural work in the New York area  by becoming a member of our organization! We are all volunteers and we welcome Finns and friends of Finland regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual orientation and whether or not your like rye bread, sauna or salmiakki. If you have an idea for a fun or interesting activity, come do it with us! Email us at info@finlandcenter.org.

Summer Island – In New York and Finland!

©2011 Victoria Schultz, all rights reserved.

Summer Island photo exhibit in NYC, photographs by Victoria Schultz. Her photos are taken in Finland at Klovharu island, where Tove Jansson, author of the Moomin characters, is known to have spent a lot of time. Victoria has included some quotes in her photographs from Jansson’s novel named Summer Book. You can go and see her photographs until the end of September. Location for the exhibit is:

Chase Manhattan Bank,

Abingdon Square Branch,

302 West 12th St.

New York, NY 10014.