Purpose

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is a Finnish non-profit organization. Its purpose is to support cultural and economic development in Finland.

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is a non-profit cultural foundation that supports activities of a broad spectrum. The Foundation fulfills its purpose by

  • distributing grants and prizes in the fields of science, art and other societal activity
  • funding the Wihuri Research Institute, specialized in the basic research of cardio vascular diseases, to ensure the continuation of research
  • making art acquisitions to the Wihuri Art Collection in Rovaniemi Art Museum, and maintaining scholarship and residency programs.

’’Nobody knows when the next Sibelius is at the door – it can be today or in ten years from now. We must have money for both.’’

Through the yearly grant application process an original, unseen, interesting or in other ways important project can get funding. The primary purpose of the projects supported is not to generate monetary benefit. The Foundation aims that the granted projects will strengthen Finnish expertise and in this way further the building of the future.