ADRA Finland is a Finnish development and relief organization, exerting an influence with operations in different parts of the world as well as by providing support and assistance to people in need in Finland.
Since the days of its predecessor organization in 1968, ADRA Finland has been an actor in the field of social work in Finland and a helper of those with limited means. ADRA Finland began international development cooperation in 1978.
ADRA Finland is part of Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a recognized international organization of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, operating in 130 countries. ADRA Finland became a foundation through reorganization in 2010.
Since 1978, the main source of funding for ADRA Finland’s foreign projects has been the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Domestic efforts have been funded primarily through the Sympatia* campaign. Launched in 1921, it is the second oldest fundraising campaign in Finland. The proportion of private contributions has also been high, both in terms of funds and volunteers.