MISSION STATEMENT

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.

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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.

MEMBERSHIP AND ACTIVITIES

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.

Helsinki gathering of Friends of New York!

On August 17 “Friends of New York” met up with new and old chums at Hernesaarenranta in Helsinki. Students, former interns Anu and Krista (in the front of the photo), former au-pairs and Finland Center and Kota volunteers, the book club ladies, etc…. chatted with recent retired returnees who have lived decades in New York. Interesting conversations and comparisons…with the upcoming US elections of course being the main topic of conversation :)

Revisit this page soon for information about fall programs in New York City!