The mission of the Norway House Foundation is to honor the Norwegian seafarers who risked their lives for the Allied cause in World War II and for whom this corporation was originally established by sponsoring charitable, educational, professional and cultural programs between Norway and the United States. The Norway House Foundation makes grants to qualified educational and charitable organizations that promote, encourage, and support Norwegian-American educational, professional and cultural exchange, or provide social services to Norwegian-Americans and Norwegian nationals living in the United States.