Our initiatives

Research 2020

Philanthropy in CEE 2020 was conducted in May 2020 together with Kantar among the citizens of CEE countries: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. The results clearly show where we are today, serving as a reference point we have never had before. We share the result free of charge, believing this report will be useful to everyone who wants to make a positive impact on our region – individual and corporate philanthropists, policy makers, non-profit organizations, and others.

The report should be treated as a starting point for further scientific, informational, educational, and philanthropic endeavors.

Calculator

Calculator for Philanthropists was created in order to encourage philanthropists to plan their giving, among which, apart from time and knowledge, are also financial resources. This is a free online financial tool, available to everyone who wants to calculate the amount of the donation that will give them the maximum tax relief. The calculator operates under Polish, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian tax law. The online tool is supplemented with a Q&A section on tax and law issues concerning philanthropic spendings, available in local languages for all the above mentioned countries. The Calculator was among the initiatives presented at the international event Global Goals Week 2019.

EDU 1.0

EDU 1.0 Social Impact Fund is a response to the pressing social and economic challenge in the form of a constantly increasing competence gap in the job market. We need students to make educational and professional choices with the awareness of their strengths and the needs of their future employers. Quality of career counseling services provided in schools should be improved, while increasing the prestige of the counseling profession and raising awareness of counseling among students and their parents.

EDU 1.0 was built for Poland but it can be easily replicable to other CEE markets. It is contributing to SDG 4 (quality education) and SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth).

Giving 2.0

Spreading knowledge and good practices in the field of strategic philanthropy in Central & Eastern Europe, in local languages, are the main goals of the GIVING 2.0 project. Translating the book “Giving 2.0: Transform Your Giving and Our World” by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, co-founder of Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS) because it shows, in an accessible and practical way, how to get involved, how to achieve a positive social impact, and what to consider while making philanthropic gifts.

This book is the bestseller of NY Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. It has been recommended by Melinda Gates and the Rockeffeler Foundation.

Recovery fund

The Recovery Fund was created as our response to COVID-19 to minimize the negative impact of the pandemics on the economy, the labor market and businesses by saving jobs and organizations at risk. It is our belief that ensuring resilience of the supply chains is a key activity leading to successful restoration of the national, regional and global economy. Through the Fund, individuals and businesses can support people and organizations who have suffered or may suffer from the pandemic: individuals, entrepreneurs, legal entities, social purpose organizations, business environment institutions or other partners of your choice. You can also support the Fund without specifying the receiving party.