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How to Donate in the U.S.

Create positive change by making a financial gift

Create Change by Making a Financial Gift

If you wish to donate to the Fulbright Finland Foundation in U.S. dollars in the United States, this is possible through an arrangement with our partner, the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York. IIE is a 501(c)(3) organization and will provide you with the letter documenting your donation for tax purposes.

  • Donate online through the IIE website: Please select one of the two Fulbright Finland Funds:
    • Friends of Fulbright Finland (FoFF) Alumni Enrichment Fund (supporting U.S. alumni returning to Finland to continue their collaborations)
    • Fulbright Finland Centennial Fund (funding future Fulbright Finland grants for Finns and Americans)
  • Donate by mail: download and fill in the donation form and mail it to the IIE address provided in the form.
  • Estate planning: please contact us if you would like information about including Fulbright in your estate planning. We sincerely appreciate hearing from you and will gladly cooperate with you to help you realize your goals.

Note that 95% of your donation will go to the Fulbright Finland Foundation and used directly and in full for new grant awards. The 5% is deducted by IIE in the United States as an administrative charge for handling the donation transaction. Please note that if you donate via Finland instead (via link here) 100% of your donation goes to the Foundation and will be used in full to grants.  


Be part of the Fulbright Finland success story!

From its modest beginning as a U.S.-Finland program designed to reinvest Finland’s loan payments in the country’s future, to its present status as one of the world’s most prestigious bilateral exchange programs, the Fulbright Finland Foundation exemplifies Finland’s success story. Since its inception, over 6 000 students, scholars, researchers, artists, and professionals, Finns and Americans alike, have taken part in the profound experience of personal growth and advancement through academic and cultural exchange, pushing the boundaries of science and research, and adding to all areas of human creativity.

Annually, approximately 100 individuals are added to the roster of Fulbright Finland grantees, and we are not at our capacity yet. Only lacking are funds to support the grant programs. So we reach out to you, alumni, friends, and partners of the Fulbright Finland Foundation, to join this endeavor by making your donation to the endowment or by establishing a new grant program. With your generous support we can continue to provide even more talented and ambitious people the opportunity to act as change-makers and make positive contributions to our world.

Your donation can be of any size. Every gift makes a real difference. Be it 20 or 20 000 euros or anything in between or beyond, everyone can have an important part in Fulbright Finland’s future. Help us illuminate a life!

"The Fulbright Finland Foundation has long been a leader and pioneer among Fulbright Commissions across the globe." - Ian Campbell, Chargé d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Helsinki