Menu
  • Polski
  • English
  •  
    • Foundation
    • Programs
    • Gallery
    • Contact
    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 Market 2022
    English Teaching Market 2022
    After a two-year break due to COVID-19 pandemic,  English teachers from village and small town ...
    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 Civis Polonus Foundation
    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” – the “Large Grants” Competition
    “Equal Opportunities” – the “Large Grants” Competition
    Up to PLN 40,000 for a project implemented over the period of 12 months developing social and ...
    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 School With Class opens for the 20th time
    The School With Class opens for the 20th time
    Reversed teaching, using the design thinking and Agile methods as well as the  art of public ...
    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
     
    Jump into the education ocean. We will watch over you
    Jump into the education ocean. We will watch over you
    “You are special because you are guided by the idea of a good school”, the students of the ...
    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
     
    Anniversary of the “Projector” – 17 years of student volunteering
    Anniversary of the “Projector” – 17 years of student volunteering
    The "Projector": 17 years – hundreds of stories was the watchword of the “Projector – Student ...
    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
     
    Bridge Scholarships for the 1st year university course – apply now!
    Bridge Scholarships for the 1st year university course – apply now!
    450 scholarships for the 1st year of studies are awaiting apt, ambitious students who come ...
    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 inter-generational 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
     
    The Benefactor of the Year – the winners were announced
    The Benefactor of the Year – the winners were announced
    The awards in 25th round of the Benefactor of the Year Competition were presented in Sofitel ...
    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
     
    Building Trust Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Building Trust Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Lectures, discussion panels and questions and answers sessions, over 50 experts from Poland ...
    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
     
    PAFF Leaders in the USA – International Visitor Leadership Program
    PAFF Leaders in the USA – International Visitor Leadership Program
    Twelve PAFF leaders and tutors got acquainted with examples of American fundraising methods ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    The Pro Publico Bono Competition for the Best Civic Initiative was launched in 1999 by, then, Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek. Since 2000, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation funded the competition awards. Under the program, the Foundation presently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award for local newspapers, training sessions for local media journalists as part of the “Media Forum. Local Development” project, and the annual Civic Congress held in Warsaw.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Local Press Association (The Bolesław Wierzbiański Award)

    The “ROTA” Association (“Media Forum. Local Development”)

    The Institute for Market Economics (Civic Congress)

    The Pro Publico Bono Competition Foundation (2000-2014)

    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 Olga Rok Scholarship for librarians with passion
    The Olga Rok Scholarship for librarians with passion
    The 11th round of Olga Rok Scholarship Competition for female librarians who in non-standard ...
    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
     
    PAFF Local Partnerships start with their actions
    PAFF Local Partnerships start with their actions
    The inauguration of 8th round of PAFF Local Partnerships combined with the Common Good  seminar ...
    GREEN LEADER
     
    The program supports local leaders who want to gain knowledge and competencies in conducting actions aimed at protecting the environment in their local communities and dealing with climate change, as well as effectively obtaining EU funds for implementation of their initiatives.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Sendzimir Foundation
    46a Mokotowska St., Ap. 25
    00-543 Warszawa

    tel. +48 663 202 050

    Contact person:
    Maria Wiśnicka
    Project Coordinator 

    News
     
    Local leaders for environment and climate protection
    Local leaders for environment and climate protection
    Enrollment to the “Green Leader” Program aimed at supporting local leaders in their activities ...
    RELIEF FUND
     
    The objective of the program, launched in March 2020, is to support initiatives of non-governmental organizations aimed at mitigating and/or counteracting the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and offering aid to organizations in difficult situations resulting from the pandemic.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    ul. Nowolipie 9/11, 00-150 Warszawa
    e-mail: fundusz@fed.org.pl

    Multimedia
     
    News
     
    Support for counteracting the effects of pandemic’s impact
    Support for counteracting the effects of pandemic’s impact
    The grant competition under the “Relief Fund for NGOs and Civic Initiatives” – the PAFF program ...
    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
     
    The Kirklanders started new academic year
    The Kirklanders started new academic year
    On September 26, the official inauguration of new Kirkland Program and Kirkland Research round ...
    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
     
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    Be active in the East! Partnership projects
    The Education for Democracy Foundation and the Polish-American Foundation invite Polish non-governmental ...
    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 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 institutions ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    News
     
    10th round of WEASA is over
    10th round of WEASA is over
    The 10th  jubilee round of Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) took place from 11 to ...
    SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
     
    A special program launched by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in response to the war in Ukraine is addressed to Polish NGOs helping the civilian population in Ukraine as well as war refugees coming to Poland.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Education for Democracy Foundation
    ul. Nowolipie 9/11, 00-150 Warszawa
    e-mail: ukraina@fed.org.pl

    Contacts persons:
    Sylwia Gajownik, the Education for Democracy Foundation, Tel. +48 535 854 424
    Agnieszka Świeczka, the Education for Democracy Foundation, Tel. +48 605 787 757

    News
     
    Over PLN 1.6 million for intervention projects
    Over PLN 1.6 million for intervention projects
    Under “Support for Ukraine”, the new program of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, 59 ...
     
    • Library Development Program
    • Library Development Program
    • Library Development Program
    • Library Development Program
    <
    >

     
    Development of Local Communities
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
    facebook
    $31 million
    grant of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    $18 million
    value of the computer software donated by Microsoft
    4,000
    libraries
    10,000
    librarians have been trained
    • $31 million
      grant of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    • $18 million
      value of the computer software donated by Microsoft
    • 4,000
      libraries
    • 10,000
      librarians have been trained
    <
    >
     
     
    Development of Local Communities
    LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

    The program was addressed to public libraries and their branches in rural communes, rural-and-municipal communes, and towns of up to 20,000 residents. Its main purpose was to support the transformation of libraries into modern, multi-functional centers that provide access to information, culture and education, and at the same time stimulate civic activity. Nearly 4,000 libraries received support. This helped improve the quality of life of small-town and village populations. An important part of the program was to increase the competencies of librarians and strengthen the prestige of their profession.

    As many as 3,808 public libraries from 1,256 communes (nearly 60% of the target group) were involved in the program.

    Between 2008 and 2015 the program was carried within the partnership of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It was part of a broader initiative of the Gates Foundation, “Global Libraries”, covering about a dozen countries. The Information Society Development Foundation, established by PAFF in 2008, performed the role of manager from the outset of the Library Development Program. The Gates Foundation entrusted PAFF with a $31 million grant for the program.

    3,808 public libraries from 1,256 communes (nearly 60% of the target group) were involved in the program, recruited in three rounds between 2009 and 2015. Participants received support in the form of counseling and training (10,000 librarians), technological support through modern hardware (nearly 10,000 devices: PCs, laptops, tablets, multifunctional devices, printers, multimedia projectors, and digital cameras). Additionally, libraries received software worth $18 million provided free of charge by Microsoft including libraries that did not participate in the program. Libraries could also apply for grants to finance the activities they listed in their library development plans that enabled them to expand their offers, for instance, with computer skills courses, Internet courses, meetings with interesting people, or exhibitions. They could also receive funds to organize meetings between cooperating libraries to integrate the community of librarians and share experiences.

    The program was supported by the National Partnership for Library Development, consisting of almost a hundred representatives of science, arts, economy, media, politics, and the non-governmental sector. Additionally, regional agreements were signed with the authorities of all 16 provinces in Poland to promote the public library modernization in villages and small towns. Local partnerships were also created for the purpose of developing libraries in more than 300 communes.

    The Library Development Program helped launch many initiatives to support the entire library system. In 2008 PAFF signed a cooperation agreement with the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, which initiated the multiannual “Library+” program carried out by the Polish Book Institute. The objectives of both initiatives were similar the Foundation and the Ministry were shaping their activities in such a way that these could reinforce and complement each other. In 2009, the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, the Ministry of Administration and Digitalization, the Information Society Development Foundation, and Orange Polska signed an agreement regarding the digitalization of public libraries, in which Orange Polska provided all libraries in the country with free Internet access until 2015. There were also joint actions carried out with the National Library, provincial public libraries, and the Association of Polish Librarians. Initiatives for the benefit of libraries wishing to extend their offers to local communities resulted in engaging other non-governmental organizations including the Center for Citizenship Education, the KARTA Center Foundation, the Comenius Foundation

    for Children Development, and the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”.

    In 2012 the Information Society Development Foundation received the E-Inclusion Award for the Library Development Program from the European Commission in a competition that promotes best practices in using modern information and communication technologies and preventing digital exclusion.

    Since 2016 libraries in rural areas and small towns have been further supported as part of the strategy to perpetuate the effects of the main phase of the Library Development Program. The purpose is the consolidation of changes in the functioning of libraries to increase their influence on local community development, to further propagate modern technologies to the largest possible extent providing the population with access to information, knowledge, culture, and education, including the ability to use digital media in a critical manner, and to stimulate pro-social activity. The program enhances the position of libraries as institutions offering social counseling in various forms and engaging residents in solving problems important for their communities. To strengthen the institutional potential of libraries, the program continues developing librarian competencies and building their prestige.

    Actions taken as part of the program currently include training and e-learning courses for library employees and their local partners, grants for technological expansion of selected libraries, support in their networking and cooperation for the benefit of local community, as well as creation and development of innovation incubators based on library infrastructure. The LABiB initiative has been developed as well, which is a network of librarian-innovators using the LABIB.pl social portal to popularize best practices in activities held at libraries. Program actions also respond to the pandemic-related needs of libraries. Among others, libraries drafted optimal development plans adjusted to the new conditions. In those plans, they involved on-site, on-line, and hybrid operation models.

    January 2021 saw the launch of the fourth program round financed from PAFF funds. Apart from continuing to work with the entire network of 3,800 libraries, this round channelled special support to an additional 247 facilities (libraries and their branches) based in the 79 communes recruited via an open call. Participating facilities are public libraries operating in rural communes, rural and municipal communes, and towns with populations of up to 50,000 residents. The program offers 20 months of training and advisory, equipment, as well as exchanging experiences and building relations within the existing network.

    The Foundation has disbursed $6,355,650 in grants, including $727,620 for the current edition of the program.

    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    Person responsible within the PAFF:
    Joanna LempartProgram Director
    facebook
    • Main page
    • About us
    • Gallery
    • How we operate
    • Calendar
    • Contact
    • Personal Data Processing
    • Calendar
    • Gallery
    • Contact
    • Personal Data Processing
    designed by ⓒ 2022
    igrekkwadrat - integrator systemów teleinformatycznych
    go to page top