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Application for grants from SWEA San Francisco

SWEA is the largest organization outside Sweden promoting the Swedish language, culture, and tradition. Internationally SWEA grants around $250,000 a year in donations and scholarships. In addition to the annual scholarship program administrated by SWEA International, SWEA San Francisco has its own program recognizing individuals and institutions mostly in the Bay Area. Every year, grants are awarded to Swedish schools and preschools in the Bay Area, the Church of Sweden in San Francisco, the SWEA library at the Swedish American Hall, and a major scholarship for academic research or artistic interest with particular relevance to Sweden. Smaller grants are also awarded to various cultural groups and organizations with Swedish connections.

We welcome your application!

We are accepting applications on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Click on the link to the Application form, complete the form, and return it by e-mail to SWEA San Francisco’s president: president(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

>>Application Form<<

Donations SWEA San Francisco 2021

Scholarship: JoAnn Conrad $10,000
Swedish Church of San Francisco $5,000
Total $15,000

Donations SWEA San Francisco 2020

Scholarship: Anna Knutsson $10,000
Swedish Church of San Francisco $5,000
Agnetas Stipendiefond $5,000
SWEA SFs Library $300
Total $20,500

Donations SWEA San Francisco 2019

Scholarship: Emil Ernström, Composer $7,500
Swedish Church of San Francisco $3,000
Svenska Skolan i Silicon Valley $2,000
The Scandinavian School in San Francisco – Viking Run (Open to the Public) $2,000
The Scandinavian School in San Francisco – Books $1,500
Bay Area Book Festival 2020 $1,500
Bay Area Book Festival 2019 $1,250
The Scandinavian School in San Francisco – Concert (Open to the Public) $1,150
Cutting Ball Theater – Den Starkare $1,000
Lekis East Bay $800
Zaida Singers $750
The Scandinavian School in San Francisco – Author Visit (Open to the Public) $500
Open Heart Kitchen $400
Total $23,350

Examples of projects that can apply:

  • Swedish literature for libraries and schools in the area.
  • Support for the Church of Sweden, Swedish retirement homes, and similar institutions.
  • Support for Swedish schools abroad for teaching the Swedish language and culture.
  • Financial contributions in collaboration with Swedish companies in projects with Swedish technology such as water purification, well drilling, ventilation, etc.
  • Arrangement of Swedish exhibitions, arts, crafts, technology, fashion, etc.
  • Arrangement of Swedish concerts, theater performances, author readings, lectures.