Finlandia Foundation
of Michigan

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Who are the Finns?

Traditionally, Finnish people are described as tenacious. In the Finnish language, the word is Sisu. While there is no direct English translation, Sisu means tenacity of purpose, or simply put, guts.

Generally speaking, Finns may also share the following characteristics:


Mission Statement

The purpose of the Finlandia Foundation of Michigan is to educate about, support, cultivate, and perpetuate Finnish and Finnish American culture and heritage. We will generate and support educational programs and activities that further Finnish culture, including library programs, Finnish language classes, choral and instrumental performances, scholarships and other cultural efforts. We will provide opportunities for research through the recording, disseminating, and preserving of personal histories  efforts.


Accomplishing Our FACC Mission

We can make a difference in the following areas.

  • legacy study

  • literature

  • memoir recording

  • music

  • film appreciation

  • performances

  • visual arts

  • speakers

  • cultural study

  • educational gardening

  • and other cultural endeavors



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Please download our Membership Application  and mail or deliver to any board member.

Donations can be made by calling 248-549-4056.