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Your donation allows us to support Swedish culture in the Detroit area through events, grants, and scholarships.

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Come celebrate Midsommar with the Swedish Club! 

Saturday, June 22 at starting at 9:00am

There's a lot going on at the Midsommar celebration - check out the Swedish Club website for more details!

Food. Festivities. Singing. Fun.

Come on out and have fun! We look forward to seeing you there!

Current Events

Dinner with the Swedish Ambassador to the USA Karin Olofsdotter


We were honored to be part of a cocktail reception and dinner featuring the Swedish Ambassador to the USA, Karin Olofsdotter, at the Detroit Athletic Club on March 18, 2019. 

The Detroit Swedish Foundation was one of several proud sponsors of this event. 

Please contact us if you have additional pictures from this even that you'd like to see featured.

Grant Issued for DVD Library at the Swedish Club of Southeastern Michigan


The Detroit Swedish Foundation recently approved a request to assist in funding a DVD player and library of Swedish movies on DVD at the Swedish American Club. These movies will allow greater exposure to Swedish culture through the cinematic experience. In order to maximize the reach of this effort the approved format chosen was DVD, which allows for the inclusion of English subtitles. For more information, please contact the Swedish Club.

Upcoming Sponsorship of Lecture and Summer Internships at the University of Michigan


The Board of Directors at the Detroit Swedish Foundation have unanimously approved a sponsorship, in partnership with the University of Michigan Germanic Languages and Literatures Department, for the Signe Karlström Lecture 2019. 

Swedish food historian Professor Richard Karlström will discuss Swedish food culture from the Viking age to current times, exploring food techniques, dishes, regional foods and typical food products, with a focus on the 20th century to modern times in New Nordic Cuisine.

November 6, 2019


Rackham East Conference Room

What We Bring to the Table


Cultural Awareness

We are a nonprofit organization focused on celebrating and supporting Swedish culture and events. Partnering with local Swedish businesses and associations, we aim to financially support such amazing groups as the Oskar Stenmark Trio (pictured), who recently performed in Ferndale, to bring the feel of Sweden to the Detroit area for all to enjoy. 


Support of Local Swedish Businesses

Through our collaboration with the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - Detroit (SACC), we are able to financially assist Swedish-American businesses to thrive in our area. These businesses bring Swedish traditions, foods, products,and music to the metro Detroit area, making it a greater and more diverse place for current and future generations. (Svenska Cafe, Birmingham is pictured.)

Other Swedish Resources

Swedish American Chamber of Commerce - SACC Detroit


Swedish Women's Educational Association - International


Swedish American Historical Society


Swedish American Museum


American Swedish Institute


Swedish American Heritage Society of West Michigan


Swedish Council of America


American Swedish Historical Museum


How You Can Help

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