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.

Friends of New York meetup in Helsinki!

On August 17 all friends of New York are invited to meet new and old chums at Hernesaarenranta in Helsinki. (Please note, NOT Aug 18 as previously advertised, due to a concert with Eppu Normaali on that day). Come around 5-7pm and look for us in the TELTTA. (See photo). Tables are reserved, but there is a minimum spend per table so be prepared to spend 10-15 euros on drinks and squeeze tight :) Food also available.

This new trendy hangout can be reached by bus 14 or the free bus from Ateneum every half hour. Please RSVP to info@finlandcenter.org, or on Facebook, so we know how many tables to hold – thanks! Yes- rain or shine!

More info at www.hernesaarenranta.fi