Non profit organization
under Section 501.c.3 of the US Internal Revenue Code
Kipinästä Liekki – From Spark to Flame!

Grant applications for FY 2018-2019 are being accepted now until January 31, 2019.

Finn Spark’s major focus each year is the fund-raising Christmas Bazaar in November.  The grants offered  to organizations in support of their specific services are based on the funds raised at the Bazaar.

Our Mission is to support cultural and educational institutions, and elderly and children’s causes in both the USA and Finland.

The deadline for grant applications is January 31, 2019.  The application may be in the form of a letter with explanation about the requesting organization and how the funds from the grant would be used.  Only non-profit organizations are eligible for Finn Spark grants.  No individuals.  The submitted applications are reviewed in February and decided in March. Awards are generally made in April and/or May.  A brief report of the use of the funds is requested upon their expenditure and within one year of receipt of the grant.

Please email your application or forward inquiries to



Grants for FY 2015-2017

Members voting by mail and in person have awarded the following organizations Finn Spark grants in support of their charitable and educational services:


Tasalan Kamari, an organization for retired people to read and socialize in their cafeteria. T
 Esbo Bollclub Tiikerit (Tigers) girls’ Soccer Team asked support for their Tournament Trip to USA.

 Kivajat Dancers in Michigan Hancock .
 Finnish Language School Association (FLSA)  to be able to update their website and keep tuition affordable.

Detroit Finnish Co-Operative Summer Camp Association
  Suomikoulu DC.  to cover expenses on their sports event on April 2, 2017 at Olney Park
 KIRSIKOTI RY. A Home for 8 mentally challenged adults.  support their artistic activities and exhibitions

 The Nordic Heritage Museum  to help offset the 7 7 expenses of bringing Chef Sasu Laukkonen to the Nordic Heritage Museum’s second annual Nordic Culinary Conference on May 5-7, 2017. 



email:  Please email to request appropriate street mail address if required.

Registered address of Finn Spark, Inc (not a mailing address): 11301 South Shore Road, Reston, Virginia 20190, USA





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