San Francisco

Application for financial aid from SWEA San Francisco

Donations

SWEA is the largest organization outside Sweden promoting the Swedish language, culture, and tradition. Internationally SWEA grants around $200,000 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.

1. Click on the link to the Application form
2. Complete the form
3. Return it by e-mail to SWEA San Francisco’s president: president@sweasanfrancisco.org

Application Form
Examples of projects
  • 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, and lectures.

Donations earlier year

2021

Scholarship: JoAnn Conrad

$10,000

Swedish Church of San Francisco

$5,000

Total

$15,000

2020

Scholarship: Anna Knutsson

$10,000

Swedish Church of San Francisco

$5,000

Agnetas Stipendiefond

$5,000

SWEA SF’s Library

$300

Total

$20,300

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