Harry Schaumans Stiftelse
Harry Schaumans Stiftelse (HSS) was founded in 1933 thanks to a will made by businessman Harry Schauman, who was dedicated to developing our society for the better. In 90 years, the foundation has become a significant community builder in Vaasa, Ostrobothnia, and the Swedish-speaking community in Finland.
Gross assets of the foundation is 80 EUR million, consisting of securities, real estate, and HSS Media.
Each year, around €1 million is awarded to science and culture.
70% of the dividend goes to the Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet.
HSS’s purpose is to administer and develop the legacy of Harry Schauman. The mission is not only to take care of the financial capital left behind by Schauman, but also to see culture and education as prerequisites for a vibrant society – especially when it comes to linguistic minorities.
The foundation supports science, culture, and education in Swedish-speaking Ostrobothnia. Harry Schauman clearly defined the mission both linguistically and geographically, guiding the foundation’s dividend policy.