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

Me & MyCity

Me & MyCity, 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 environment

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Skolar Award

Skolar is an international community of researchers, research funders, science communications professionals and research-minded stakeholders who believe that academics have great ideas that should be communicated with the society. To promote

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SomeBuddy helps victims of cyberbullying SomeBuddy is an AI-assisted digital legal service for anyone who has encountered bullying, abuse or threats in social media. SomeBuddy helps to report cyberbullying easily and provides a SomeBuddy

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Gutsy Go – Make Peace Visible

50,000 youth armed with mobile phones and a hive mind. Modern-day peace troops don’t march or write manifestos, but instead give birth to real-world solutions that are globally scalable. Gutsy Go is an action media and training method designed

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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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