The Czech Philharmonic organized a benefit concert for hospitals in Prague and Brno to help doctors, nurses and other staff care for coronavirus patients. Via Foundation held a public charity collection. Donors sent in CZK 7.3 million ($285,980) in just one week.
The Darujme.cz online fundraising tool offers organizations a way to raise funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Donors can support health care workers, non-profit organizations caring for seniors or homeless people, or their favorite theater or music club.
In 2019 more than 270 children and young people gave their time and energy to help others through our Young Philanthropists program. 15 teams of young philanthropists and their patrons held 55 charity events, whose proceeds went to help disabled classmates, senior citizens, mothers in crisis as well as elephants and turtles. Altogether they raised CZK 537,326 ($23,627), which Via Foundation matched to make a total of CZK 906,288 ($39,860). Read More
2019 was a record year at Via Foundation! We received over 300 community project applications, supported 192 projects and awarded more than $788,000 (CZK 18 million) in grants. Let us tell you about some of the people behind these community efforts.
“We want to support people who are islands of optimism and hope, who set an example for other people,” says Zdeněk Mihalco, Via Foundation’s new Executive Director. Zdeněk took over from Jiří Bárta, who had led Via for 22 years, on October 1st. Find out which key issues the foundation will be addressing and how former director Jiří will continue to serve Via in a new role.