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.

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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.


Finland Center Foundation’s music series second concert is rapidly approaching. Now it’s Sanna Valvanne’s time to perform.
Caffe Vivaldi, 32 Jones St.
Sanna Valvanne: Vocals, Piano

Sergio Reyes: Violin

Juha Antturi: Bass

The Finnish singer-songwriter with a smooth touch and an angelic voice is back to performing her songs on May 27, 2015 at 9.30-10.30PM, at her and Woody Allen’s favorite place in New York,  the charming & intimate Caffe Vivaldi (32 Jones St. New York, NY 10014),Sanna’s style is unique with elements from pop, folk, and classical music. 

She moves the audiences from tears to laughter with her songs full of love, light, beauty, and pain, combined with her gifts as a natural comedienne.