The Helsingin Sanomat Foundation promotes and supports high-level research and the implementation of freedom of expression.
The Helsingin Sanomat Foundation is a private, non-profit organisation. In particular the Foundation supports research related to communication as well as futures research.
The Foundation carries out its mission by awarding grants and fellowships and by maintaining the Päivälehti Archives and the Päivälehti Museum. The name of the archives and the museum comes from the newspaper Päivälehti, the predecessor to the Helsingin Sanomat, which appeared in the years 1889 – 1904.
Through its work the Foundation wishes to develop the Finnish communications industry and especially to have an influence on the success of newspapers also in the future.