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    ENGLISH TEACHING
     
    The program is addressed to schools, teachers, local leaders and non-governmental organizations. Through training and grant competitions, it supports efforts aimed at improving the quality of English language teaching to children and youth from small towns and rural areas. Thanks to rich program offer it contributes to professional development of English teachers working in small towns and villages.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The “Nida” Development Foundation
    3 Rzemieślnicza St., 13-100 Nidzica
    tel. (48 89) 625-36-51, tel./fax (48 89) 625-36-62
    e-mail: j.kowalczyk@nida.pl

    News
     
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    English Teaching Educational Support Package
    Due to the difficult pandemic situation in Poland which induced certain changes in educational ...
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
     
    A system of support for local initiatives aimed at equalizing educational opportunities for comprehensive development of children and youth from small towns and rural areas. The program consists of cyclical grant competitions as well as training and regional forums allowing to exchange experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects related to children and youth education and training.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Polish Children and Youth Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2020")
    6 Kredytowa St. Ap. 20, 00-062 Warsaw
    tel./fax (48 22) 826-10-16
    e-mail: rownacszanse@pcyf.org.pl

    The Civis Polonus Foundation ("Equal Opportunities 2021")
    Bagatela 10 St., Ap. 36, 00-585 warsaw
    tel. +48 509 725 536; (48 22) 827 52 49
    e-mail: fundacja@civispolonus.org.pl

    News
     
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    “Equal Opportunities” with new a Program Manager
    As a result of agreement concluded by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the Polish Children ...
    THE LEARNING SCHOOLS (LES)
     
    The purpose of this program is to improve the quality of Polish education through the use of the best foreign models and domestic experiences. Its objective is to improve teaching and assessment methods and comprehensive school development based on cooperation of teaching staff members. Schools develop new solutions and share best practices. The program includes also post-graduate studies for school principals and interactive Internet courses for teachers. Particular emphasis is placed on schools ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Center for Citizenship Education Foundation
    10 Noakowskiego St. Ap. 1, 00-666 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 875 85 40, fax (48 22) 875 85 40 int. 102
    e-mail: ceo@ceo.org.pl

    The School with Class Foundation ("School with Class")
    19 Śniadeckich St., 00-654 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 658 00 73
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

    News
     
    The Summer School for “LES” Directors
    The Summer School for “LES” Directors
    Almost 120 participants – directors and vice directors of schools involved in the “Learning ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw, is to prepare candidates to teacher profession. This one-year postgraduate full-time studies are addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language, math, biology and history. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. The SE runs also training sessions, seminars and e-learning courses for teachers.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Foundation for Quality Education
    ul. Banacha 2C, 02-097 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 55 43 790, (22) 55 43 789
    e-mail: kontakt@szkolaedukacji.pl

    News
     
    Recruitment to the School of Education
    Recruitment to the School of Education
    The School of Education of Polish-American Freedom Foundation and University of Warsaw opens ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea behind this program is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote active people and equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities. This is achieved by having groups of student-volunteers carry out educational projects at schools and other institutions.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    ul. Marii Curie Skłodowskiej 3/2.32
    20-029 Lublin
    e-mail: biuro@projektor.org.pl
    tel: (81) 534 78 93
    800 444 131

    News
     
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    “Edit Distance Knowledge” – the initiative summing up
    Student  volunteers active in the “PROJECTOR” Program decided to free parents who work at home ...
    BRIDGE SCHOLARSHIPS
     
    A joint undertaking by NGOs, public institutions and firms is addressed to secondary-school graduates from rural areas and small towns. The program enables them to receive scholarships for their first year of academic study. It opens the scholarship recipients a way to further assistance i.a. within the Top Student competition, language scholarships, doctoral scholarships as well as foreign internships.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Educational Enterprise Foundation
    27/29 Sterlinga St., 90-212 Lodz
    tel. (48 42) 632-59-91, 631-95-58, fax (48 42) 630-27-81
    e-mail: fep@fep.lodz.pl

    Polish-American Internship Initiative: www.paii.pl

    The Good Network Foundation (“My Scholarship” and “e-volunteering”)
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/17, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 825 70 22
    e-mail: biuro@dobrasiec.org
    www.dobrasiec.org

    News
     
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 bridge scholarships for students
    Over 1,000 students receive scholarships under the Bridge Scholarships Program this academic ...
    THIRD AGE UNIVERSITIES (TAU)
     
    The objective of this program is to stimulate social energy of the senior citizens. It is carried out at two different levels: the Seniors in Action grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with an idea and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration as well as support for the Third Age Universities through training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical activities promoting volunteering.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Association of the Creative Initiatives "ę"
    55 Mokotowska St., 00-542 Warszawa
    tel. (4822) 396-55-16
    e-mail: listy@seniorzywakcji.pl

    News
     
    Seniors for local communities
    Seniors for local communities
    The fifth round of TAU for Local Communities project is on. The project is implemented under ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801 646 719, a database of organizations and institutions and the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and Kursodrom.pl platform). Furthermore, it supports non-governmental organizations with information and advocacy efforts designed to help them effectively ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    „MIS@NGO”: The Klon/Jawor Association
    5 Szpitalna St. Ap. 5, 00-031 Warsaw
    Info-line (48) 801-646-719, fax (48 22) 828-91-29
    e-mail: klon@klon.org.pl
    Non-governmental Organization's Portal: www.ngo.pl
    www.eu.ngo.pl

    "FIMANGO": The Civil Society Development Foundation
    6 Kłopotowskiego St., Apt. 59/60, 03-717 Warsaw
    tel.(48 22) 616-33-16, fax (48 22) 616-32-46,
    e-mail: fimango@frso.pl

    “NGO Training”: The Academy of Civic Organizations Foundation
    ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48
    02-954 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 550 28 10
    e-mail: faoo@faoo.pl
    www.kursodrom.pl

    News
     
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with content presented in attractive form, ...
    ACT LOCALLY
     
    The grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to various initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of villages and small towns as well as foster developmental aspirations. The undertaken activities are founded on cooperation and respond to specific needs of a local community, and involve various partners. As a result, they contribute to building social capital and improving the quality of life. Successive ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philantropy in Poland
    6 Marszałkowska St. Ap. 6, 00-590 Warsaw
    tel. (48 22) 622-01-22, fax (48 22) 622-02-11
    e-mail: arfp@filantropia.org.pl

    News
     
    “Local Dreams To Be Met” in the “Act Locally” Program
    “Local Dreams To Be Met” in the “Act Locally” Program
    Registration of applications to grant competitions for 2021 carried out by Act Locally Centers ...
    SECTOR 3.0
     
    The aim of the program is to broaden knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in practical use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). The program comprises several components: informational, which is implemented through the website and the blog; promotional, under which the Sector 3.0 Festivals and meetings in the TechClub network are cyclically held; consultative, which lends support through training and consultations provided by ICT Mobile ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20
    Contact person: Dawid Szarański
    mobile: +48 530-69-11-99

    News
     
    PAFF Sector 3.0 Award winner announced
    PAFF Sector 3.0 Award winner announced
    The award for innovations in socially useful activities went to Demagog Association in Kraków.
    PAFF LEADERS
     
    The program is addressed first of all to active participants of program financed by PAFF and supports development of local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary in effective working for the benefit of their communities. The program uses the method of tutoring, that is permanent cooperation of a leader with a tutor. The program participants take also part in a series of training sessions and receive customized support. The offer for the program alumni is aimed at further improvement of their ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The School for Leaders Foundation
    12A Wiejska St., 00-490 Warsaw
    tel. (4822) 556-82-50, (4822) 556-82-54, fax (4822) 556-82-51
    e-mail: liderzy@szkola-liderow.pl

    News
     
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    12 reportages on people who have social activity in their blood
    On March 11, “Przewiew. 12 historii otwartych”, a collection of reportages on people who are ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    The Competition for the Best Civil Initiative was launched in 1999 by Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation had funded the prizes awarded in the Competition. Under the program, the Foundation presently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Competition for local newspapers, and the annual Civic Congress held in Warsaw.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The „Pro Publico Bono” Competition Foundation (2000-2014)
    The Local Press Association

    News
     
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    “Gazeta Jarocińska” won the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award
    The ceremony of announcing the Local Press Association competition results and presenting the ...
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
     
    Under the program implemented till April 2015 by the partnership of PAFF and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, almost 4,000 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants had been supported. They became modern multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate active citizenship. Presently, the effects of the program are enhanced with activities aimed at development of librarians’ ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Information Society Development Foundation
    ul. Kopernika 17, 00-359 Warszawa
    tel.: (48 22) 123 90 20

    News
     
    The first Library Directors Forum
    The first Library Directors Forum
    The Leader in Transition Forum for library directors was held online as part of the 4th round ...
    PAFF LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS
     
    The purpose of the program is to initiate and develop cooperation among beneficiaries of various PAFF programs who establish Local Partnerships and involve other local organizations and institutions, as well as entrepreneurs, self-government bodies, and media into implementation of partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to consolidation of the social capital through ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland
    ul. Marszałkowska 6/6, 00-590 Warszawa
    tel. (22) 622-01-22, fax (22) 622-02-11

    News
     
    Locally, acting together and effectively
    Locally, acting together and effectively
    On April 26 there was an online seminar promoting the Method of Local Community Animation for ...
    LANE KIRKLAND SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
     
    A scholarship program for young leaders from Eastern Europe as well as the South Caucasus and Central Asia. Through the two-semester post-graduate studies at Polish universities and professional internships, they have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union. The offer includes also one-semester courses for academics.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    Program Director: Urszula Sobiecka
    tel. (48) 504-103-904

    News
     
    This year’s Kirklanders have received their diplomas
    This year’s Kirklanders have received their diplomas
    The diploma giving ceremony took place in Warsaw on June 25 and was combined with the meeting ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    The program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations, aimed at sharing Poland’s experience in various aspects of transformation, which are implemented in cooperation with partners in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus and Central Asia. The program offers grants, training opportunities and experts’ support, as well as assistance in establishing cooperation with foreign partners.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    9/11 Nowolipie St., 00-150 Warsaw
    e-mail: rita@fed.org.pl

    News
     
    20th anniversary of the “RITA” Program
    20th anniversary of the “RITA” Program
    Almost 60 Polish NGOs and their partner organizations in Central and Eastern European countries ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    The study tours to Poland, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the European Union to active citizens of East European, South Caucasus and Central Asia countries. Their participants are student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova and professionals from countries of the Region. During their visit to Poland, the foreign visitors meet representatives of public life, academic and business circles, they learn about NGOs’ activities as well as operation of central ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Leaders of Change Foundation
    Al. Jerozolimskie 133 lok. 56
    02-304 Warszawa
    e-mail: stp@studytours.pl

    News
     
    “STP” presents Local Governments’ Way To Success
    “STP” presents Local Governments’ Way To Success
    We would like to invite you to watch videos made by the “Study Tours to Poland” Program Team ...
    Personal Data Processing
     

    Personal Data Controller

    The Controller of your personal data is the Polish-American Freedom Foundation (PAFF). On behalf of PAFF, the duties of Controller are performed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland with its registered office in Warsaw, at ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48 (02-954 Warszawa).

    Should you have any enquiries regarding personal data protection, please contact the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland by email at: paff@pafw.pl, phone at: 22 5502800 or mail sent to: Przedstawicielstwo w Polsce Polsko-Amerykańskiej Fundacji Wolności, ul. Królowej Marysieńki 48, 02-954 Warszawa.

    The personal data processing purposes and the legal basis

    Your personal data are processed in compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) (OJ L 119, p. 1 – 88) (GDPR).

    PAFF processes personal data for the purposes of:

    • (i) contacting you in connection with PAFF statutory activities, or corresponding with you, or settling things in response to messages, proposals and/or submissions addressed to us, following your consent (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter a of GDPR) or ii) concluding an agreement if you have expressed your interest in our offer (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter b of GDPR), or (iii) performing an agreement concluded by you with us (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter b of GDPR), or (iv) performing a grant agreement concluded by PAFF, which is the basis for awarding by PAFF a grant for performing an initiative of which you are beneficiary, contractor or service/goods provider, including in particular performing by PAFF its supervision and control rights and duties, among others such as fraud prevention, because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • informing and popularizing by disclosing to public the names of individual persons – beneficiaries of programs funded or co-funded from grants awarded by PAFF, by means of posting them, without time and area limitations, on the PAFF website, or the Internet portals such as Facebook, Instagram, etc., and in printed materials relating to PAFF activities, because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF that result from its statutory goals (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • cooperation with PAFF or its partners, as well as PAFF services satisfaction surveys, because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF and resulting from its statutory goals, such as PAFF services quality assessment and services recipient satisfaction surveys (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • survey of preferences with regard to the demand for PAFF services, direct marketing of PAFF services, including profiling (using personal data for creating the beneficiaries’ profiles with a view to PAFF services that can be interesting to them in the future) and preparing dedicated offers, because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF that result from its statutory goals (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • archiving (evidencing), because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF that result from its statutory goals, such as storing information in case of arising of legal need to document given facts (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • determination, investigation or exercise of legal claims, if a need arises, because processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by PAFF that result from its statutory goals (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter f of GDPR);
    • meeting the legal obligation of PAFF under Polish legislation, generally applicable EU regulations which may be applied directly, international agreements which the Republic of Poland is a party of, in particular connected with a duty to make certain data available to law enforcing authorities and to evidence business activities for tax and accounting purposes (legal basis – Art 6 para.1 letter c of GDPR);

    Categories of your data that we process (applicable when collecting data not directly from a data subject)

    If we have collected the data not from the subject person – the primary identification data (given name, family name, e-mail address, phone number) and potentially financial identification data (number of the bank account.)

    Who to and where may PAFF transmit your data? Who can be a recipient of your data, apart from PAFF or the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland ? (Information on data recipients)

    Apart from PAFF (and the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland) staff, proxies and management, your personal data will be available to persons and entities securing and maintaining IT systems and solutions used by PAFF.

    Furthermore, depending on the nature of a case, PAFF may only make your personal data available to the following subjects:

    • entities and persons cooperating with PAFF and performing services of mail and parcels delivery, printing, archiving, communication, analyzing (including organization of satisfaction and preferences surveys), and call centers on behalf of PAFF; or
    • PAFF insurers; or
    • entities providing PAFF with accounting, financial, legal and tax consulting, audit, and collection services; or
    • public authorities, including courts, in complying with their justified request; or
    • public authorities, including courts, PAFF attorneys, insurers and advisors if it is necessary to defend PAFF against claims lodged against PAFF or to pursue claims lodged by PAFF.

    Transfers of data outside European Economic Area or to international organizations

    Your personal data can be transferred to the PAFF registered office in the USA, where your personal data will be properly secured in compliance with corporate rules in force.

    How long will PAFF store your personal data? (Information on the data storage period)

    Your primary contact data will be stored for the needs of direct marketing of our services until you raise objection to your data processing for that purpose, withdraw your consent if we have processed them with your consent, or until we have established that your data got outdated.

    If we obtain your data in order to conclude an agreement with you or a grant agreement which is the basis for awarding by PAFF a grant for performing an initiative of which you are beneficiary, contractor or service/goods provider, we will process your data until all potential claims of the Parties to the agreement are time-barred or the statutory period of such data storage expires, whichever date is later.

    Information on your rights

    The right to access your data

    You have the right to access your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to obtain a copy of your data, provided that you can obtain the first copy of your data free of charge, and for each next copy we may charge you a reasonable fee that covers administrative costs of preparing one.

    The right to rectification your data

    You have the right to rectify your data or complete them if they are incomplete, with a view to the purpose of processing them.

    The right to erasure of your data (“to be forgotten”)

    If you are of an opinion that there are no grounds for processing your data, you can require us to erase them.

    The right to restriction of data processing

    You can require us to restrict your data processing only to storage or activities agreed with you, if in your opinion the data we possess on you are incorrect or we process them without good grounds; if you don’t want us to erase them because you need them for the purpose of determination, exercise or defense of legal claims; or for the period covered by your objection to having your data processed.

    The right to objection

    Objection to marketing. You have the right to object to have your data processed for the direct marketing purposes. If you exercise your right, we shall stop processing your data for that purpose.

    Objection due to particular situation. You have the right to object to processing your data, on grounds of legitimate interest, for the purposes other than direct marketing. In such a case, you should demonstrate that the particular situation which in your opinion justifies your request that we stop processing your data in the objected area. We shall then stop processing them for those purposes, unless we can demonstrate legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or that we need your data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

    The right to portability

    You have the right to receive from us your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, and to order us to transmit them directly to another controller.

    The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

    If you believe we process your data not in compliance with law in force, you may lodge a complaint to the President of the Personal Data Protection Office.

    The right to withdraw the consent to process your personal data

    If your personal data are processed on grounds of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent to have them processed. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

    Information on requirement of providing data/ providing data voluntarily (applied when data is collected from the data subject)

    You provide all your data voluntarily.

    Depending on situation in which PAFF can obtain your data, providing some of them (determined by PAFF as required) may be a condition for concluding an agreement with PAFF, including the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland, or a condition for providing services, e.g. subscribing for the Polish-American Freedom Foundation newsletter.

    Providing your full name, address and Tax Id Number (NIP) can be a statutory requirement and be necessary for preparing documentation for tax purposes.

    If you send messages, proposals or requests to PAFF (e.g. to receive the PAFF offer), giving your address is not a statutory or contractual requirement and is not a condition for conclusion of an agreement, however providing required data is necessary for us to be able to reply.

    Depending on situation, if you don’t provide us with certain information, it may be impossible for PAFF to conclude an agreement with you, or for you to use PAFF services, receive from PAFF proper tax documents or PAFF offer, or reply to a message addressed to PAFF by you, a complaint lodged to PAFF, intervention, or proposal.

    Information on data source (applied when data are collected from a source other than the data subject)

    We received your data from:

    • an entity that is a Party to a grant agreement which is the basis for awarding by PAFF a grant for performing an initiative of which you are beneficiary, contractor or service/goods provider; or
    • your public profile on LinkedIn; or
    • your company website; or
    • review of the National Court Register.
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