Before long, spring will turn into summer and we’ll be thankful to find shade under mature trees. Even now, some of our grantees are enhancing their communities with plantings. Preservation of urban vegetation and revitalization of parks as community places are two key themes in the new Living Communities projects, recently supported through the generosity of our donors.
Thanks to the Living Communities program and citizens’ original ideas, places you would otherwise overlook can turn into artistic works that delight the eyes and hearts of many. Take a look at how people are creating a colorful mosaic on a concrete wall, knitting sweaters for their town and turning old buildings into community spaces – all through Living Communities.Read More
“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.
Emilia Ciurchea is Alumni of the international program ViabilityNet 3.0. Few year ago she moved back to Romania and got involved in local Tara Fagarasului Community Foundation. Here is inspirational interview with her.Read More
Ulla Pötsönen is an alumnus of Via’s international program, ViabilityNet 3.0. Although Ulla is originally from Finland, she has been living in the Czech Republic for some time. Back in Finland, she played a key role in making her local library in Joensuu more community oriented. We asked her how she did it. Read More