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 Project 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 women’s empowerment.

Read more about the Kota vision.


Now you can become a member of our organization and help support our ongoing cultural work in the New York area. We also need everyone to pitch in for our long term project to secure a permanent home away from home in New York for Finns and all friends of Finland – a place where the values we cherish – women’s empowerment, peace, equality, human rights, education, and sustainable development – are nurtured! This project is for you, me, our children and the world.


Thank you!

Hymn to the World Concert was a success and raised $2000 for UN Women. Thank you all for coming!

We would like to thank the band; Heikki Sarmanto, Jeannine Otis, Bim Strasberg and Greg Bulford.

We also want to give special thanks to our supporters; The Consulate General of Finland in New York, The Arts Promotion Centre Finland, The Finnish Performing Music Promotion Centre, Suomi-Seura, Finland Center Paul Tirri Fund, and the Samuel Rubin Foundation.

Save the Dates:

6/15/2014 5k Run in Prospect Park

6/18/2014 Classical piano Recital Viktoriya Papayani

More info coming soon!