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The Eva Ahlström foundation is a family foundation that believes in action, collaboration and structural change 

We are a humanitarian organization that supports women and children through cooperation with established NGOs. The foundation is founded and managed by members of the Ahlström family.  

We need action, collaboration and real structual change

The key to our strategic giving approach is our remarkable collaboration partners. We believe that collaboration is the path to greater social impact and through our own experience we have seen the immense effect to collaboration. That is why we have chosen to collaborate with established, professional and known actors, both nationally and internationally.


“The partnership is more than the donation itself.  

Eva Ahlström Foundation is a partner with profound knowledge and understanding of the global humanitarian situation and a genuine desire to engage society to lasting and sustainable change” 

Marja-Riitta Ketola 

Executive director of UNICEF Finland 

“The Ahlström family, through their dedicated work with the Eva Ahlström Foundation and the Ahlström Collective Impact, serves as a role model for philanthropists around the world. The approach to think more holistically and to maximize the impact across a range of activities is very bold and inspiring. It’s the philanthropy of the future. We are proud to be partnering with the family and foundation.” 

Professor, Dr. Peter Vogel 

Debiopharm Chair for Family Philanthropy

IMD Business School 

"Eva Ahlström Foundation is one of CMI’s most important partners. The partnership is unique and valuable to CMI as a whole. It is much more than a financial contribution. It is an exchange of knowledge, learning and growing together - a reciprocal partnership.”

Janne Taalas


CMI - Martti Ahtisaari Peace Foundation

The foundation’s annual report 2022

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