About the Foundation

The Foundation for Municipal Development

The Foundation for Municipal Development is an independent non-profit foundation.  It funds research and development activities serving municipalities, publishes a magazine and books, discusses and educates. The aim is to support municipalities and regions and improve their scopes for action.

The foundation allocates funding on application for research and development projects as well as grants for researchers in all stages of studies and research. Funding is allocated twice a year, in June and December.

The foundation also has its own research and education projects. We also organize seminars on society and municipal sector.

In our magazine Polemiikki (the most widely read municipal sector’s publication in Finland) and at KAKS homepage we publish current municipal information and encourage the exchange of views.

The foundation has three series of publications. Polemia-series maintains discussion on current social matters, Tutkimusjulkaisut-series publishes studies and Julkaisut-series presents studies and views.

The independent foundation was founded in 1990 and it funds its activities with returns on investment.

The highest decision-making body of The Foundation for Municipal Development is a sixteen-member executive committee that meets approximately five times a year. The foundation also has a scientific advisory board.

You can familiarize yourself with our activities, print publications, read the magazine and participate in the discussion at our homepage www.kaks.fi

By following us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn you get access to a wide network of researchers and decision-makers in the municipal sector.


Our Address: Fredrikinkatu 61 A, 00100 Helsinki, kaks@kaks.fi

Secretary General: Antti Mykkänen, antti.mykkanen@kaks.fi , tel. +358 40 057 0087

Research Liaison Officer: Sami Borg, sami.borg@kaks.fi