An independent player The Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1948. Our mission is to develop the forest sector and promote the prosperity and well-being of its workers.
Following this mission, we grant about 1,5 million euros a year into forest research, education, well-being, communications and documenting forest culture.
We award scholarships for individuals, who have recently completed their studies, based on the applications submitted by the educational institution. In addition, we offer 20 reasonably priced studio apartments for students studying forest sciences at the University of Helsinki.
We generate the funds for the grants and other activities from our own investments into forest properties, funds generated from real estate as well as various financial investments.
The foundation has a staff of two persons: a managing director and an administrative assistant. The board consists of nine members, experts representing various interests from the forest sector and economy.
The history of Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation dates back to difficulties encountered after the Second World War. Metsätyömaiden Muonitustoimisto (“Logging Site Catering Office”) was established in 1940 in order to cater to the exceptionally high nutritional needs of the forest workers. As times progressed, this trade gradually decreased.
Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation was established in 1948 in order to serve the forest sector with the funds generated by these activities, altogether about one million euros in total in today’s value.
Metsämiesten Säätiö Foundation
Ulvilantie 23 B 13 FI-00350 Helsinki, Finland
Tel.+358 50 598 9920
Chairman of the Board
Tel. +358 40 570 9307
Chairman of the Investment Committee
Tel. +358 40 043 9148