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

Grant application period for FY 2023-2024 ends January 31st, 2024.

Finn Spark’s major focus each year is the fundraising at 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 U.S. and Finland.

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 to:


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


Finnish Language School Association (FLSA)

Suomikoulu DC

Virtasalmi Art Exhibits

Lanesville Finnish American Theatre

Erityislasten Omaiset

Henkiiko ry

Kirsikoti ry

Kivajat Dancers in Michigan

Soiva Music Camp

Finnish American Heritage Center

Community Pelimannit

The Nordic Heritage Museum 



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