The Leonora and Yrjö Paloheimo Foundation

Established in 1973, the Leonora and Yrjö Paloheimo Foundation supports the growth of young artists, and the education of the arts. The Foundation provides the premises of Kallio-Kuninkala for the use of the University of the Arts. Cooperation with the Sibelius Academy has lasted since 1986. Establishment of the University of the Arts Helsinki in 2013 and cooperation with the city of Järvenpää have created new dimensions in this work.

Kallio-Kuninkala is a hearty actor within the valuable cultural landscape of Lake Tuusula. The estate forms a nationally unique cultural milieu together with Ainola, Ahola, Suviranta and other estates in the area of Tuusulan Rantatie, which all lie at the reach of anyone willing to visit.

The Foundation’s Targets of Aid

The focus of the Leonora and Yrjö Paloheimo Foundation is to support the work in Kallio-Kuninkala. It also provides funds for an association supporting the Sibelius Academy’s concert and master class activities and has been involved in launching the operations at the Baroque Academy. The foundation advances cultural work between Finland and the United States by supporting, for example, the Soiva Music Camp, an international exchange project for young musicians between the two countries. They also support the Creative Dialogue master course held in a yearly rotation at Kallio-Kuninkala and in Santa Fé, New Mexico. The foundation does not have a public application process for grants or aid.

Board of Foundation

Lauri Paloheimo

Vice Chairman
Martti Paloheimo

Other Members

Aino Lepäntalo, Aatos Paloheimo, Aito Paloheimo, Kirsti Paloheimo, Lauri O. Paloheimo, Mikko Paloheimo, Anna-Sofia von Weymarn and Niklas von Weymarn

Contact Information

Chairman of the Board
Lauri Paloheimo
tel. + 358 40 777 8990

Foundation Officer
Pälvi Myyry
tel. + 358 601 7626

Postal Address

Leonora ja Yrjö Paloheimon säätiö, Ristinummentie 21, FI-04420 Järvenpää, Finland