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.

Midsummer 5 K Run and Nordic Pole Walkathon

Relaxing after the run and Nordic Pole Walkathon on June 19 @ 9 am in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Hosted by Finland Center Foundation in support of the Kota Alliance and its member organizations.

Corporate partner:


With support from Suomi-Seura; Valmarin and other in-kind donors – logos below!

See race results and full report here

Thank you to all the runners who came out on Father’s Day – and also to those of you who chose to sleep in but support us!  Join us next year!