Our VISION is to build a virtual and a physical place where people can discover a connection to all things Finnish.

Our MISSION is to bring together existing and new Minnesota organizations and businesses that promote Finnish culture, business, education, and heritage through an engaging online presence.

Our GOAL is to create a physical space in the Twin Cities for hosting Finnish events and activities.

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The Finnish Community Welcomes you!


FinnSource seeks to elevate the visibility of contemporary Finland in Minnesota and invite all generations of the community to participate in events and opportunities of interest. FinnSource online provides one-stop access to “all things Finnish” in Minnesota and beyond – in partnership with organizations and businesses that offer Finnish culture, language, arts, education, business and heritage resources.


FinnSource was launched in 2017 with the first goal of supporting Minnesota celebration activities for Suomi 100, the 100th Anniversary of Finnish Independence. A network of organizations and volunteers joined together to sponsor signature events including the 2017 U.S. FinnFest , Suomi Finland 100 Chorus, cross-country Traveling Sauna, a festive Gala and hosting the President and First Lady of Finland on their official Centennial Year visit to the U.S.A.

Two other goals were envisioned: Finnsource would continue to serve as a “virtual meeting place” for the MN-Finland community and support collaborative efforts toward creating a physical gathering place for hosting Finland-related events and activities.


FinnSource is a service of the Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization (FFTC). The mission of FFTC is to:

  • Partner with other Finnish and Finnish-American organizations in presenting Finnish culture and connecting people to contemporary Finland;
  • Encourage and support Finnish and Finnish-American organizations and initiatives in the pursuit of their objectives; and
  • Serve as a connecting and support organization for information about Finland and about Finnish and Finnish-American activities locally, regionally and nationally;
  • Represent the Twin Cities in Finlandia Foundation National’s network, which provides grant and scholarship funding, and programming https://finlandiafoundation.org.

FinnSource Board Of Directors:   Mirja Hanson |  Kathy Jorgensen  |  Betsey Norgard

FinnSource services are made possible by volunteers and support from our donors:

Financial contributions:

Helene Haapala

John Hanson

Mirja and Sam Hanson

Jeanne Haro

Peter Hendrickson

Minna Hovinen

Kathy and John Jorgensen

Paul Niemisto

Betsey and Al Norgard

Jeff Nurmi

Liisa Ojala

Jennifer Olivarez

Urho and Pamela Rahkola

Harlan Stoehr

Steve Sundberg

Chad Trent

Marianne Wargelin

Catherine Wikstrom


Expertise and services contributions:

Benjamin DeMaris

Johanna Solem

Elizabeth Helvi Brauer

Minna Hovinen

John Jorgensen

Beth Moorhead

Max Stevenson

Steve Sundberg

Cristina Youngren


Thank you for your support!

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