Founded in 1958, the Central Finland Regional Fund is one of the Finnish Cultural Foundation's 17 regional funds. The Fund is devoted to promoting and developing the arts, the sciences, and other fields of endeavour in Central Finland - by providing annual grants and awards, and organising other activities in the region's 23 municipalities. Applicants born in the region are given priority when awarding grants, as is scientific or artistic work carried out in or covering the region.

The Central Finland Regional Fund comprises a General Fund and bequest- and donation-based donor funds. Grants made from the latter are directed towards areas specified by the donor when they made their bequest. Areas not covered by this procedure are supported from the general funds.

The Fund's activities and decision-making are impartial and not linked to political parties or other organisations or associations. Grants made by the Fund are decided by a 12-member Administrative Council that reflects a wide range of expertise and knowledge in the arts, the sciences, society, and business in the region.