Collaboration and Memberships

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation actively collaborates and networks with other foundations both in Finland and internationally.

Foundations’ Post Doc Pool

The Foundations’ Post Doc Pool is a grant resource set up by Finnish foundations with the aim to support researchers and Finnish research in becoming more international. The central idea of the Pool is to offer full funding for postdoctoral scholars who go abroad to do research after their doctoral dissertation. The funding may also cover e.g. the expenses of the researcher’s family, when necessary. Some 70-80 grants will be awarded from the Pool each year.

On the current three year period (2022-2024) the Pool is set up by the Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Alfred Kordelin Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, Päivikki and Sakari Sohlberg Foundation, Finnish Academy for Science and Letters, Finnish Cultural Foundation, Finnish Medical Foundation, Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland, Society of Swedish Literature in Finland, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation and Ulla Tuominen Foundation, which allocate 3 250 000 euros to the Pool annually.


Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation participates in the Finnish foundations’ PoDoCo (Post Docs in Companies) -program ( PoDoCo is matchmaking program aiming to facilitate the employment of young doctors to the private sector and, at the same time, contribute to the strategic renewal of Finnish business life.

PoDoCo-program is aimed for young doctors who have recently completed or will soon complete their doctoral degree. PoDoCo program has two application rounds each year and awards some 10 post-doctoral grants in each round.

PoDoCo program is funded by Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Maa- ja vesitekniikan tuki ry, Svenska Kulturfonden, Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion, Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation, Foundation for Economic Education, KAUTE Foundation, The Paulo Foundation and Svenska litteratursällskapet i Finland. DIMECC Ltd. is responsible for the practical implementation of the programme.

More information and
Programme management expert Mr. Seppo Tikkanen DIMECC Ltd. mobile: +358 40 840 2780 email: seppo.tikkanen(at)


The Wilson Center (USA) scholarship program for Finnish professionals

Finnish professionals have an opportunity for networking at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. The scholarship program for Finnish scholars, launched with the support of Finnish foundations at the Wilson Center in 2013, has been extended with further funding for years 2020–2022 from The Ella and Georg Ehrnrooth Foundation, Helsingin Sanomat Foundation, Saara and Björn Wahlroos Foundation and the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., established by the U.S. Congress in 1968, is a nonpartisan research center, think tank and open forum for dialogue, and provides scholars with a chance to deepen their knowledge and skills, exchange ideas and make valuable contacts.

The Wilson Center program for Finnish scholars includes a 3–6-month period at the center, as well as organizing the Ahtisaari Symposium series on European security issues. The program is coordinated in Finland by professor Henrik Meinander from the University of Helsinki.

Finnish professionals working in key positions in the public policy, business, cultural or media sectors or as researchers in these fields are eligible to apply.

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Association of Finnish Foundations

Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation is a member of the Association of Finnish Foundations (Säätiöt ja rahastot ry). The Association monitors and defends the interests of its members, and serves as a trainer and expert, information provider and discussion forum, supporter and publisher of research. It has 228 foundations as members.


The Foundation is a member of the Philea – Philanthropy Europe Association.

Hague Club

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Arto Mäenmaa, belongs to the collaborative network of Directors of European Foundations, The Hague Club.

Other collaboration

The Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation cooperates with many Finnish foundations e.g by having shared real-estate investments.