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Support ASF

Donors and members make the difference! Your support helps the American-Scandinavian Foundation achieve its mission of enabling firsthand intellectual

and creative exchange through fellowships, grants, intern/trainee sponsorship, publications, and educational and cultural programs.


Your support helps ASF continue this important work, begun more than a century ago.  With the generosity of our donors, ASF can continue to provide premiere Nordic programming at Scandinavia House, fellowships and grants for educational exchange, and publication of our illustrated journal, Scandinavian Review, and quarterly newsletter, SCAN.

Matching Gifts: If you (or your spouse) work for a company that offers this opportunity, you can double or even triple your own donation by requesting a matching gift from your employer. Please contact the Human Resources Department at your company for more information on this option.

Pledges: Make a pledge and pay in installments throughout the fiscal year, July 1-June 30. Note: Pledges are made in writing and oblige the person making the pledge to complete the payment within the agreed time period.

Securities and Planned Gifts: There are several ways of gaining tax advantages through the giving of securities and by making bequests to non-profit organizations. Please contact the ASF Development Department at 212-847-9715 or dev@amscan.org for more information.

ASF has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

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Become a Member

Join ASF’s vibrant international community of members! Support ASF’s mission while receiving great membership benefits. When you become a member of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, you support ASF’s mission of enabling firsthand intellectual and creative exchange between the United States and Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. Plus, you receive many great benefits, including:

  • Discounts on tickets to programs at Scandinavia House such as films, concerts and lectures
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and other exclusive member events
  • Free admission to the Scandinavia House gallery
  • Subscriptions to ASF’s journal, Scandinavian Review, and the Foundation’s newsletter, SCAN
  • Discounts at the Shop at Scandinavia House
  • Discounts at Björk Café & Bistro
  • Access to The Heimbold Family Children’s Playing and Learning Center (with a Family membership)
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For more than 100 years, ASF has led the way in building bridges of understanding, and friendship between the U.S. and the five Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden, promoting firsthand exchange of creative influence.  Corporate Members play a critical role in this exchange, and in return, receive a rich variety of special benefits.   ASF extends to the Corporate Members and its employees generous benefits including:

  • Member pricing for Scandinavia House programs
  • Discounts at the Shop at Scandinavia House
  • Discounts on facility rentals
  • Invitations to private viewings and events
  • Guest passes for the Children’s Playing & Learning Center
  • Subscriptions to ASF’s journal, Scandinavian Review, and the Foundation’s newsletter, SCAN

If you are interested in joining our roster of esteemed Corporate Members, please call our Development Department at 212-847-9715 or email dev@amscan.org.   We’d love to have you share in the unforgettable and unique experiences that ASF can provide!

We are grateful to the following Corporate Members for their critical support of ASF and its diverse programming for all ages.


More Ways to Give

Phone or Email
To make a donation by phone or email, contact the Development Department at 212-847-9715 or dev@amscan.org.

Send a check payable to the American-Scandinavian Foundation to:
Development Department
The American-Scandinavian Foundation
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Planned Giving

Creating Your Own Legacy

A charitable bequest is one of the simplest and most common ways for supporters to make a contribution to the future of the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Bequests allow ASF to plan, expand, and sustain our work with the confidence that the necessary funding will be available in the years ahead.

Who Chooses Planned Giving?

The ASF has been remembered by numerous generous members and friends over the years including:

  • Albin T. & Pauline Anderson, who provided for the ASF in the Anderson Family Trust. Dr. Anderson, a former ASF Fellow, and his wife Pauline, directed funds to support programs of cultural and educational exchange.
  • Carolyn Caggine, who included ASF in her will. A member of the ASF since 1987, Ms. Caggine loved spending time at Scandinavia House and volunteered regularly in The Shop.
  • Laura Kronquist Mesaros, M.D., who provided for ASF in her trust. Her bequest in honor of her Finnish-born parents established an Endowment Fund to support programs showcasing Finnish art.
  • Vilhelm M. Reimann, who established a trust that provided income to his nieces during their lifetimes, and then passed in part to ASF.
  • Edward Roleson, who included ASF in his will. Funds from this estate established a Fellowship in honor of Mr. Roleson’s late mother.

The Niels Poulson Society

Named after the Danish-American industrialist whose initial support made establishment of ASF possible, The Niels Poulson Society was formed as a way to honor those who have provided for ASF in their estate plans.

As a member of the Society, we will be happy to include your name on the list of members of this distinguished group in our publications and on our website, and to invite you to join others for special gatherings.

Please let us know if you have already named the American-Scandinavian Foundation as a beneficiary so that we may invite you to be part of the Niels Poulson Society. And if you have not yet done so, we hope you will include ASF in your estate planning.

Types of Bequests

Specific bequest: Indicate a specific dollar amount or asset that you would like to leave to the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Residual bequest: After you have provided for your loved ones, name ASF to receive a percentage or all of your residuary estate.

Contingent bequest: Name ASF as a beneficiary only in the event of the death of other beneficiaries, such as family members or friends.

If you already have a will, you can amend it through a codicil and name ASF as an additional beneficiary.

You might also consider a gift of life insurance, retirement assets, or real estate. Such gifts may be structured to benefit your estate as well as ASF.

To learn more about how you can create a legacy and help to ensure the future of the American-Scandinavian Foundation through a charitable bequest, please contact us at:

American-Scandinavian Foundation
Development Office
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
TAX ID 13 -1623897

We urge you to seek the counsel of your legal, tax, or financial advisor as you consider your charitable goals and undertake your estate planning.

The American-Scandinavian Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (TIN 13-1623897).  Copies of its tax letters and other information are available by contacting the ASF Development Office.