Antti Wihuri Foundation is a private, Finnish cultural foundation and
was established in 1942 by a seacaptain, a shipowner and an
industrialist Antti Wihuri and his wife Jenny.
The purpose of the Jenny and
Antti Wihuri Foundation is to promote and support cultural and economic
development in Finland. The wording is not overly specific and so a
wide range of activities are possible. The Foundation fulfills its
purpose by distributing grants and awards and otherwise by giving
financial aid to activities, thus furthering the cultural and economic
life of the country.
|Grants and awards
Foundation's grants and awards are distributed annually on Mr. Antti
Wihuri's birthday, October 9th. To date Jenny and Antti Wihuri
Foundation has given grants and awards totaling about 229.000.000 euros
to various associations and individual scientists and artists. Year
2012 distribution was 10.500.000 euros.
|Wihuri Research Institute
The Wihuri Research
Institute (www.wri.fi) was founded in
1944. It's purpose, as stated in its regulations, is to create
conditions for Finnish scientists considered to be especially talented
in the fields of natural sciences, medicine or technology, to develop
their accomplishments as far as possible, so that, free from all other
duties, they can devote themselves entirely to their research and by
drawing benefit from all recent achievements of science, strive to
create something new for the benefit of mankind.
The Wihuri Research Institute
(WRI) has become widely known in medical circles for its work on
diseases of the heart and circulatory system. Contacts with researchers
overseas are extensive.
|Jenny and Antti Wihuri
Foundation Art Collection
Since 1957 the Foundation
has assembled an important and valuable collection of Finnish art. The
collection was donated 1983 to the City of Rovaniemi (www.rovaniemi.fi) and
named as the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Art Collection. It
contains more than 2.500 works of art and, guided by experts, the
Foundation continues to purchase the work of living Finnish artists.
The Foundation is governed
by an eight-member Board of Trustees and administered under the
direction of Executive Director, Mr. Arto Mäenmaa.
|Address: Arkadiankatu 21 A 14
|FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland
|Telephone +358-9-454 2400
|Fax +358-9-444 590