We believe in encounters and in crossing boundaries. We cooperate with various organisations, implement joint projects and organise events on topics that are important to us.


Our cooperation with the IHME CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL centres on bold encounters. IHME is produced by Pro Arte Foundation Finland. We have been funding the festival since 2015. The cooperation between Kone Foundation and Pro Arte Foundation Finland supports the operations of both foundations.

Pro Arte Foundation Finland promotes art as an important part of people’s daily lives. Its purpose is to strengthen the position of the visual arts, improve their accessibility, increase their visibility and further develop audience relations. Pro Arte Finland Foundation produces the annual IHME Contemporary Art Festival, which includes a work of art created by an internationally recognised artist for a public space as well as discussions and art education projects related to the work.


THE SCIENCE FORUM  is an interdisciplinary event for the general public in which researchers from different fields extensively discuss science, research and the opportunities offered by science. The event is organised every other year, in January, in Helsinki, with related events in other cities. Admission is free. The Science Forum is one of the oldest science events regularly held in Europe. We have been involved in organising the event since 2013.


FORUM FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION, founded in June 2010, aims to advance the transfer of timely environmental information and to increase interaction between the producers and users of information. The main objective is to support national policy-making, keeping in mind the global significance of environmental problems. Kone Foundation has provided funding for the Forum since 2014 in cooperation with the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation.


We are a member of The Association of Finnish Foundations which coordinates co-operation between grant providers. Its members follow the code of conduct Best Practice for Foundations. Ulla Tuomarla, CEO of Kone Foundation is a member of its Board of Directors.

Kone Foundation is a member of Philea (Philanthropy Europe Association), an umbrella organisation that nurtures a diverse and inclusive ecosystem of foundations, philanthropic organisations and networks in over 30 countries that work for the common good.