Support the TYKS Foundation
Donations and wills are a vital part of financing our operations. Even a small amount offers a major helping hand to research. It enables the development of better care for patients in the future.
Make a one-off donation
The TYKS Foundation is a non-profit institution. This means that donations will support research activities in full.
10,00 € – 5000,00 €
10 €, 20 €, 50 €, 100 €, 200 €, 400 €, 800 €, 1600 €, 2400 €, 3200 €, 4000 €, 4400 €, 5000 €
Money collection permit granted by the National Police Board of Finland to the Turku University Hospital Education and Research Foundation on 5 November 2021: permit number RA/2021/1479, valid until 1 January 2022.
Donations will be fully used to support research. In your bank’s online service, the recipient will be Paytrail Oyj, which is the payment gateway service we use.
How to donate
Over the years, many people and communities in Southwest Finland have supported the TYKS Foundation. Donations have included Christmas greetings and anniversary gifts, one-off donations and wills. Donations to the foundation amounting to a minimum of € 850 and a maximum of € 50,000 are tax-deductible for the donor’s organisation.
- What about donating your Christmas greeting funds to the foundation and sending an e-mail to the recipients of the Christmas greeting
- When you have an important anniversary, you could ask your friends and family to make a donation to the foundation
- Remember the foundation in your will
You can make a donation to the cause of your choice via online banking. If you do not use online banking services, you may also make a donation as a credit transfer to our donation account.
TYKS Foundation’s bank accounts:
Handelsbanken FI96 3131 3001 0819 00
Nordea FI59 1590 3000 1423 88
Danske Bank FI23 8000 1570 9006 06
Good to know about your will
A will is a document that you can use to determine how your property or part of it will be distributed after you have passed away. It is a good idea to share your wishes in good time.
Without a will
- Your direct descendants inherit all your property.
- The widow/widower has the right of possession of the dwelling and normal movable property. Your common-law partner will not inherit your property.
- If there are no close relatives (children, parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles or aunts) or will, the estate will pass to the state.
- Your cousins will not inherit your property.
- Heirs under the Code of Inheritance pay inheritance tax on their inheritance, unlike non-profit institutions.
- The direct descendants have a lawful share, which means that they will inherit half of your property even if a will exists.
With a will
- You express what you want to do with your property. When you want to support something that is important to you after your passing, it is a good idea to make a will. If you wish, you may allocate a donation to a specific field of research, for example.
- For the sake of clarity, it is always a good idea to give your will to a lawyer familiar with succession cases for reviewing or draw it up with a lawyer from the beginning.
- Last will: During your lifetime, you can change or cancel your will. The latest document will be valid.
- The TYKS Foundation, i.e., the Turku University Hospital Education and Research Foundation, must be indicated as the beneficiary in wills to the TYKS Foundation.
TYKS Foundation helped enable important further training in Canada
10 October 2022 Docent and Chief Physician Peter Boström, Director of the Administrative Branch of Urology at Turku University Hospital, has received valuable further training abroad. The TYKS Foundation supported this training with a scholarship for three years. Peter Boström decided to specialise in urology. He had specialised in surgery because of his dissertation on
André Sourander, founder and director of the Research Centre for Child Psychiatry, is a distinguished and versatile researcher of mental health problems among children and young people.
18 June 2020 The research conducted by André Sourander, Professor of Child Psychiatry, has grown into a research unit for child psychiatry consisting of 55 researchers in Turku. The unit’s achievements include the development of digital support services for children and parents that have been proven to be effective through research. They can be used
TYKS Foundation provides a wide range of support to researchers of nursing
10 October 2022 Johanna Olli, Master of Health Sciences, is preparing her doctoral dissertation on supporting the inclusion of children with disabilities. The topic emerged from her own nurse’s work with paediatric neurology patients. She sees the dissemination of research results as a duty of the researcher. When working in paediatric neurology at the Kymenlaakso
Advancing the treatment of children’s ear infections
12 October 2022 Paula Tähtinen’s doctoral dissertation on antibiotic treatment of children’s ear infections was examined at the University of Turku in 2012. Families with children who participated in a research project led by Docent Aino Ruohola knew the study as a Pikkunorsu (English: Little Elephant). The research unit of the TYKS Foundation was important