Small Grants Program


  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Non-profit organizations and institutions focusing on Finnish audiences.

The U.S. Embassy Finland supports a variety of projects through its Small Grants Program, which is designed to support eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing U.S.-Finnish relations.

The U.S. Embassy Finland is particularly, but not exclusively, interested in proposals focused on the following themes:

  • Increasing cooperation between Arctic states and communities
  • Increasing collaboration and exchange between American and Finnish students and teachers
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion
  • Promoting economic prosperity, entrepreneurship, and innovation
  • Addressing climate change and changing environmental conditions
  • Addressing global security challenges and increasing understanding of NATO policy
  • Examples of PDS Small Grants Programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Programs and outreach activities highlighting shared values and human rights.
  • Academic and professional lectures, seminars, and speaker programs.
  • Youth leadership and skills development programs.
  • Artistic and cultural workshops, joint performances, and exhibitions.
  • Depending on availability of funding, it is preferable to indicate whether the project is scalable.

    Future Phases

    Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.

    Let’s Get Started.

    To apply or join the program, please submit an application.