The Friendly Fifth

Sons of Norway Foundation

Sons of Norway Foundations – International and District 5

As the end of the year draws near; Sons of Norway would like to have you consider supporting our Nordic heritage
through our International and/or District 5 Foundation.

Sons of Norway Foundation – International
Please join the Sons of Norway Foundation for our “Together We Are the Future” campaign!
  •  The campaign runs from October 1, 2023 through January 15, 2024.
  •  The goal for 2023-24 is to add $185,000 to the SON Foundation for scholarships and grants.
  •  Look for our campaign which was featured in the September/October Viking Magazine.
'Celebrating Nordic Legacy-Empowering Lives'

The mission of the Sons of Norway Foundation is to celebrate our Nordic culture and heritage through scholarships and
grants to our members and communities.

The core values of the Sons of Norway Foundation are as follows:
  • Building our culture and heritage for the future.
  • Committing to life-long learning and service
  •  Demonstrating compassion for our members in need
  • Sustaining the link to contemporary Norway
  • Fostering a community of generosity
Your gift makes a difference when you donate to the Sons of Norway Foundation, you are helping to strengthen our
Nordic legacy and keep our vibrant communities thriving for generations to come, it is a 501(c) (3).
Your generous donations will:
  • Provide access to higher education for Sons of Norway members
  • Showcase our unique Norwegian heritage and culture to wider audiences
  • Support cross-cultural exchange programs with Norway
  • Bring humanitarian support to Sons of Norway members affected by natural disasters
You can learn more and give online at through December 31, 2023 so please share the
link with your members and friends. Tusen takk! Please contact our website for more information:

Donations may be made to:
Sons of Norway Foundation
1455 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408

Sons of Norway District 5 Nordic Legacy Foundation
  • The purpose of the Sons of Norway Fifth District Nordic Legacy Foundation (NLF) is to promote our Nordic heritage, culture, our youth, and education through scholarships, presentations, programs, and foundation grants. 
  • The mission and core values of NLF are the same as international, with the focus on programs within District 5.
  • The Nordic Legacy Foundation, a 501(c) (3), provides grants, academic scholarships and camp scholarships to our District 5 members and lodges. 
  •  District 5 sponsors the Sons of Norway District 5 Norwegian Heritage Camp – Masse Moro. The focus of this camp for 9 – 15 year olds, is to promote our Nordic heritage and create friendships for a lifetime. 
  • Donations are used to support the camp's curriculum, purchase needed equipment and provide tuition assistance.  Again, your support is appreciated.
Donations to Masse Moro and other excellent programs at District 5 can be made to the Nordic Legacy Foundation.
Please contact our District 5 website for more information: , or our
D5 Foundation Director, Sandra Olson, at
Donations may be made to the District 5 Foundation:
Nordic Legacy Foundation
2056 Skaalen Road
Stoughton, WI 53589

Your donations and support are appreciated.
Sandra Olson, D5 Foundation Director


The Sons of Norway Foundation is dedicated to helping students achieve their educational goals and is steadfast in working to empower youth, heritage and cultural projects throughout the communities.

Be sure to also check out our complete list of grant and scholarship opportunities Sons of Norway has to offer on the International Sons of Norway website.

2020 District Foundation Director Message

Some Helpful Documents