The Finnish HIV Foundation / Hivpoint

The Finnish HIV Foundation / Hivpoint

Hivpoint was founded in 1986. The association was transformed into a foundation in 1997, at which point the Finnish HIV Foundation was established. The Foundation fulfills its purpose by sustaining Hivpoint.

The HIV Foundation is located in Helsinki and it has activities across the whole country. The purpose of the foundation is to prevent HIV infections, to support people living with HIV and people who worry about a possible HIV infection as well as their families. Further, the Foundation promotes the human and basic rights of people living with HIV. Hivpoint aims at preventing new HIV infections and improving sexual and reproductive health and rights through developing novel testing, counseling and support services and through national and international advocacy efforts.

The foundation is managed and represented by its board, which consists of six members and six vice members. In 2017, the chair of the board is MP Aino-Kaisa Pekonen.

Funding

The HIV Foundation is not committed to any specific ideology or religion. The main sponsor is the Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA), in connection with the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, whose financial support covers around 90 per cent of the foundation’s costs. The Foundation also receives funds from municipalities and ministries as well as through the foundation’s own fund-raising. The HIV Foundation’s annual budget is approximately 1,2 million Euros.

Supporting the Finnish HIV Foundation

To support the work, the Finnish HIV Foundation can accept donations. If you wish to support the Finnish HIV Foundation financially or in any other way, please contact our Executive Director Mr. Jukka Keronen by email jukka.keronen@hivpoint.fi or by calling +358 40 564 8814.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION!