The Kymenlaakso Regional Fund is one of the Finnish Cultural Foundation's 17 regional funds and was founded in 1960. The Fund promotes and develops the arts, the sciences, and other fields of endeavour and scientific or artistic work carried out in or covering the Kymenlaakso area - by providing grants and awards. The Fund covers 7 municipalities.
The Kymenlaakso 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 an Administrative Council that reflects a wide range of expertise and knowledge in the arts, the sciences, society, and business in the region.