Social projects

The Foundation’s support transcends the boundaries of art and science

Saastamoinen Foundation is both genuinely international and proudly rooted in Kuopio. The values laid out by the Foundation’s founders still guide us today in actively supporting causes within and without universities and the art community.

We believe in young people, in locality and in a future full of new experiences. This is why we support causes such as children’s cultural projects, selected sports-related organisations and Finnish filmmakers, not to forget other important causes such as lake rescue operations and cultural projects relating to the history of the Saastamoinen family business in the village of Syvänniemi.

Photo: Kimmo Syväri

Junior Achievement Finland

Junior Achievement Finland, a Finnish educational innovation and winner of, among others, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and Global Best Awards is a world run by young people, with the goal of being the highest quality learning

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Gutsy Go – Make Peace Visible

Gutsy Go method that makes societal influencing accessible to young people. It is a research-proven approach that enhances young people’s sense of participation and social competence. Gutsy Go is an award winning peace education method

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Tree saplings planted by the 4H youth grow Finland’s carbon sinks Taimiteko is an initiative launched by the Finnish 4H Organisation and Best-Caravan aiming to create 10,000 hectares of new forest in Finland by 2030. The goal is to grow carbon

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The New Museum of Architecture and Design

Saastamoinen Foundation supports the founding of the New Museum of Architecture and Design in Makasiiniranta, Helsinki. The New Museum of Architecture and Design is coming to Helsinki, combining the existing Museum of Finnish Architecture and

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