The Finnish Heart Association (Suomen Sydänliitto ry) is a not-for-profit organisation for national health in Finland. Its aim is to promote health in such a way that it decreases heart and vascular disease and improves the treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular patients. The organisation funds its work through membership fees, fundraising, donations, cooperation with businesses, as well as from public and private grants.
Public funding for the organisation is fourfold: funds from Veikkaus, the gaming company owned by the Finnish State, which is distributed by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health; funding from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health’s spearhead projects; funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture; and funding from the Sivis Study Centre.
In addition, there is direct and indirect funding from the Finnish Heart Foundation, the public health promoting association Suomen Kansanterveysyhdistys ry and the Lampisen säätiö foundation.
Furthermore, the work of the Finnish Heart Association is supported by numerous companies, communities and private citizens.
Without this valuable support the organisation could not realise its purpose. Thanks to our donors we promote health and make life easier for people with heart disease.
Revenue from the state-owned gaming company Veikkaus is used for the benefit of Finnish society to provide opportunities for various activities, sports and culture, including staying healthy, regaining, and maintaining one’s health. The funds are used to support many volunteer activities and opportunities to be part of something bigger.
The funds are distributed to beneficiaries by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Ministry of Social Services and Health.
The Finnish Ministry of Social Services and Health
The Ministry of Social Services and Health is not only running the reform of Finnish social and healthcare but five spearhead projects. The Finnish Heart Association gets spearhead project funding through the Ministry, the aim of which is to improve services for children and families.
Sydänsäätiö sr – Finnish Heart Foundation
The Finnish Heart Foundation supports functions that promote heart and vascular health. The foundation strives to reach this aim by financially supporting not-for-profit organisations that aim to promote heart and vascular health.
Thanks to grants from the Foundation, the Association can promote rehabilitation of heart patients and prevention of heart disease as well as support heart research.
Suomen Kansanterveysyhdistys ry
The public health promoting association Suomen Kansanterveysyhdistys ry is an important joint operative body for public health associations that operate on a voluntary basis. Founded in 1969, it is an association that aims to promote public health work in Finland.
With the funding it receives, the Finnish Heart Association works to improve prevention, research and treatment of heart disease.
Topi ja Annikki Lampisen säätiö sr
The Topi ja Annikki Lampisen säätiö foundation promotes scientific research into heart and vascular disease. The foundation does this by supporting the Finnish Heart Foundation, which uses the funding from the foundation for scientific research conducted by the Finnish Heart Association.
Sivis Study Centre
The training efforts of the Finnish Heart Association are supported by the Sivis Study Centre, which is a nationwide provider of adult education. Sivis is maintained by the Association for Educational Activities, which is funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.