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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. The program’s rich offer contributes to the professional development of English teachers who are working in small localities.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Nidzica Development Foundation “NIDA”
    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
     
    This is 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 regular grant competitions as well as training and regional forums enabling the exchange of experiences between NGOs and other entities involved in projects related to education and training of children and youth.
    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 using 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 their best practices. The program includes post-graduate studies for school principals as well as interactive Internet courses for teachers. Particular emphasis is placed on schools in rural ...
    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) 518 287 625
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

    News
     
    The Summer School for Learning Schools Directors
    The Summer School for Learning Schools Directors
    A group of 120 people managing educational institutions all over Poland participated in a two-day ...
    PAFF AND UW SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
     
    The objective of the program, implemented jointly with the University of Warsaw (UW), is to prepare candidates for the teaching profession. This one-year postgraduate, full-time study is addressed to graduates of MA/MSc studies in Polish language, math, biology and history. The innovative curriculum was developed in cooperation with Columbia University Teachers College in New York. The PAFF and UW School of Education also conducts training sessions, seminars and e-learning courses for in-service ...
    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
     
    Between Research And the School Community
    Between Research And the School Community
    Two days, four plenary lectures, 80 participants representing the biggest academic centers ...
    PROJECTOR - STUDENT VOLUNTEERS
     
    The idea is to tap into the intellectual potential and energy of university students in order to promote equal educational opportunities for children and youth from small localities as well as activating the volunteers’ social involvement. 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 recipients a door to further assistance 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 unleash the social energy of senior citizens. It is carried out at two levels: the “Seniors in Action” grant competition, under which senior citizens come up with ideas and carry out projects for the benefit of their local communities and intergenerational integration, as well as support for the Third Age Universities by providing them with training opportunities and mini-grants for cyclical activities that promotes TAU students’ 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
     
    10 years of the „Seniors in Action” competition
    10 years of the „Seniors in Action” competition
    The 10th round of the „Seniors in Action” competition is pending. The competition, with its ...
    SUPPORT FOR NGOS
     
    An information and support system for Polish NGOs and civic initiatives. It includes the Non-Governmental Organizations’ Portal, www.ngo.pl, the free Infoline 801-646-719, a database of organizations and institutions, as well as the “Third Sector” quarterly. The program also offers training, counseling and publications on NGO management (“FIMANGO”, “PROMENGO” and the Kursodrom.pl). It also 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
     
    Grant competitions organized by the network of Act Locally Centers (ALC) lend support to many different initiatives of non-governmental organizations and informal groups that activate communities of villages and small towns, serving their developmental aspirations. The activities involve cooperation of various partners and all respond to the specific needs of their local communities. As a result, they contribute to the building of social capital and the overall improvement of the quality of life. ...
    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 is to broaden the knowledge and skills of non-governmental organizations’ employees and activists in the practical use of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). The program comprises several components: informational (website, VOD, and blog), promotional (Sector 3.0 Festivals), advisory (ICT Mobile Advisors network and e-learning), and financial (Innovation Fund).
    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
     
    This undertaking is primarily addressed to active participants of various PAFF programs, supporting development of the local leaders’ skills and qualifications necessary to work effectively for the benefit of their communities. The program uses the tutoring method; placing a tutor with a leader for a protracted length of time. Program alumni are encouraged to participate in workshops, study visits to Poland and other countries, and meetings with public figures.
    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
     
    Leader activities start up! The reunion at Falenty
    Leader activities start up! The reunion at Falenty
    Between September 20-24, PAFF Leaders and their tutors met at the reunion on “leader’s self-awareness” ...
    PRO PUBLICO BONO
     
    Under the program, PAFF currently supports the Bolesław Wierzbiański Award for local newspapers, offers training for local media journalists under the “Media Forum. Local Development” project, and organizes the annual Civic Congress in Warsaw.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

    The Local Press Association (The Bolesław Wierzbiański Award)

    The Media Forum Foundation (“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
     
    From 2009 to 2015, thanks to the partnership of PAFF with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 3,808 public libraries in municipalities and rural communes with population of up to 20,000 inhabitants had been supported. They have become modern multifunctional centers which provide access to information, culture and education. In 2021, the program reached nearly 250 new libraries. One of our methods for consolidating program outcomes is to increase the digital competencies of librarians and library ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    News
     
    “Let’s meet!” - the Library Convention has been held for the 13th time
    “Let’s meet!” - the Library Convention has been held for the 13th time
    Over 600 librarians took part in the 13th Library Convention that was held simultaneously in ...
    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 in the implementing partnership projects responding to diagnosed local community needs. Their activities, using the method of animating local communities worked out in the program, contribute to the consolidation of social capital.
    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
     
    Join the “Green Leader” program
    Join the “Green Leader” program
    Are you a local leader? Are you active in environment and climate protection? Do you want to ...
    RELIEF FUND
     
    The objective of the program, launched in March 2020, is to support NGO initiatives aimed at mitigating and/or counteracting the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    Multimedia
     
    News
     
    The “Relief Fund for NGOs” – results of the grant competition
    The “Relief Fund for NGOs” – results of the grant competition
    Under the “Relief Fund for NGOs and Civic Initiatives” Program, 46 NGOs received grants in ...
    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, scholars have an opportunity to learn about Poland’s transformation experience and integration with the European Union. The offer includes 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
     
    Kirkland Research scholarship holders got their diplomas
    Kirkland Research scholarship holders got their diplomas
    On January 25, 2023 the ceremony of presenting the Kirkland Research (KRES) scholarship holders ...
    REGION IN TRANSITION (RITA)
     
    The program supports initiatives of Polish non-governmental organizations aimed at sharing various aspects Poland’s experience in transformation This is 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
     
    “Support for Ukraine” – a fast RITA grant path
    “Support for Ukraine” – a fast RITA grant path
    The Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Education for Democracy Foundation invite Polish ...
    STUDY TOURS TO POLAND (STP)
     
    These study visits, implemented since 2004, are to show the realities of Poland and the EU to active citizens of East European, South Caucasus and Central Asia countries. The participants are university student leaders from Ukraine, Belarus, Russia and Moldova as well as professionals from countries of the Region. Under the program the Foundation supports the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy (WEASA) addressed to experts coming from Eastern Partnership countries.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    News
     
    “Study Tours to Poland” for students from Ukraine and Moldova
    “Study Tours to Poland” for students from Ukraine and Moldova
    Enrollment for study tours for students from Ukraine and Moldova that will take place in April ...
    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
     
    Grant competition for projects supporting Ukraine
    Grant competition for projects supporting Ukraine
    By February 28 the projects can be submitted to the “Support for Ukraine” PAFF grant program. ...
     
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    Civic Leaders awarded!

    The Gala concluding the 10th round of the “Act Locally” Program, combined with the ceremony of presenting the Civic Leader of the Year 2018 title awarded by Newsweek Polska, was held in Warsaw on March 21, 2019. The event was attended by 220 guests involved in various ways in civic activity.

    The ceremony was opened by Jerzy Koźmiński, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation President, who pointed to the fact that the “Act Locally” Program has been very important to the Polish-American Freedom Foundation since its inception as an inspiration for other PAFF programs and initiatives targeted at meeting local communities’ needs.

    During the first part of the Gala, the winners of the Civic Leader of the Year competition were honored. It started with the address given by Newsweek Polska editor-in-chief  Tomasz Lis, who noted that civic leaders do not focus on helping society as such but they offer practical support to those who need it.

    The atmosphere of reflection was introduced by A Contribution to Statistics poem by Wisława Szymborska, recited by Krystyna Kofta, a writer, and the address given by Michał Rusinek, the President of Wisława Szymborska Foundation, who explained that the poems written by that Polish Nobel Prize winner are understandable but they aren’t simple, they are a mixture of irony and important morals related to values of social activism. Therefore, as he emphasized, poems by Szymborska  are as true now as they were when she wrote them, and offer support in difficult times.

    Next, the results of competition for the Newsweek Polska “Civic Leader of the Year” title were announced. In this competition, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation is the Main Partner, and the Substantive Partner is the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland.

    On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the Competition Committee decided to grant the honorary award – the Civic Leader of the Decade title. It went to the late Piotr Pawłowski, the founder of the Friends of Integration Association and the Integration Foundation for persistent and effective campaigning for the world without architectural, digital and social barriers, and for creating legal and moral standards that facilitate everyday lives of the disabled. The award was received by Ewa Pawłowska, the widow of the winner.

    The Civic Leader of the Year 2018 title was awarded to two people. One of them is Elżbieta Krajewska-Kułak, the founder of Pro Salute Association, for her multipurpose activities in the area of health protection and promotion of children and seniors, and first of all for her great contribution to establishment of Białystok Children’s Hospice, Health Senior University, and Healthy Kindergartener University, as well as for getting many volunteers involved in helping people in need. The second winner is Krzysztof Marciniak, the President of the SPINKa Association for the Disabled Drivers, awarded for many-year activity aimed at helping the disabled get full automotive mobility and promoting that idea as an effective support for their social and professional rehabilitation.

    The Competition Committee granted also two special awards. The first one went to Katarzyna Konewecka-Hołój, the President of Beautiful Angels Association for initiating and getting the others involved in activities for children from low-income families, such as creating safe and healthy living conditions and facilitating their development, as well as for implementation of the Sunny Rooms social campaign under which children’s rooms in private houses, orphanages and hospices were redecorated. The winner of the second award was Marek Lisiński, the President of Don’t Be Afraid Foundation.  He was awarded for psychological and legal support to victims of child sexual abuse by priests and for assistance to their families.

    The Civic Leader of the Year Competition Committee is composed of: Renata Kim, the head of the “Society” section, Newsweek Polska; Jerzy Koźmiński, the PAFF President and CEO; Jan Kuroń, Jacek Kuroń’s grandson and a well-known cooking expert; Tomasz Lis, the Newseek Polska editor-in-chief; Paweł Łukasiak, the President of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland; Janina Ochojska, the President of the Polish Humanitarian Action Przemysław Radwan-Röhrenschef, the Vice President of the School for Leaders Foundation; Michał Rusinek, the President of Wisława Szymborska Foundation.

    The competition for the “Civic Leader of the Year” refers to the idea launched by Jacek Kuroń and the “SOS SOCIAL ASSISTANCE” Foundation. The objective of the competition is to award activity of individual people in NGOs, informal groups, and local government institutions who struggle with various social problems.

    During the second part of Gala, the 10th round of the “Act Locally” Program was summed up. Paweł Łukasiak, the President of the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland noted that a very important role of the “Act Locally” Program consists in grouping people, encouraging them to act, and giving them energy to do so. He also emphasized that especially worth is to share resources with one’s community.

    The next item on the Gala agenda was presenting the awards to the winners of the Good Practices in Act Locally competition. Awarded were the best practices of Act Locally Centers implemented in 2017-2018 in such areas as fundraising, effective communication, and activities aimed at improving competencies of the program beneficiaries.

    The winners were the following organizations:

    • Generations Foundation, for three good practices – ALC needs more than only regranting, Act Locally Millionaires, Social Animation Course 2.0;
    • Young People Together Płock Region Local Fund, for two good practices – Act Locally – in Płock District,  In Media on Act Locally   ;
    • Social Development Center, for a good practice – Recorded Projects Implemented As Part Of Act Locally And Posters Showing The Implemented Projects;
    • St. Anna Region Association, for a good practice – The Devil Is Not So Black As He Is Painted;
    • Bieszczady Mountains Foundation,  for a good practice – Bieszczady Mountains Non-Governmental Organizations Forum;
    • We Can Do More Together Foundation at the Children’s House in Kłodzko, for a good practice – How To Raise Funds?”;
    • Partnership for Barycza Valley Association, for a good practice – The Internet Social Portal on Act Locally in ALC Projects Edited by the Grant Recipients Themselves;
    • Coalition for Young People Białobrzegi Region Local Fund, for a good practice – 3rd   Sector GPS or Białobrzegi Civic Center.

    The last item on the Gala agenda was the ceremony of presenting awards in the Tell Me About… competition for the years 2017 and 2018. The objective of the competition is to encourage project participants to present their activities under the “Act Locally” Program in an attractive way. The works submitted to the competition were assessed by the Selection Committee composed of: Edyta Wróblewska – a film director; Dariusz Mól – a journalist; Mateusz Miłobędzki – a social psychologist and a promotion expert; Kalina Grzeszuk-Zajączkowska – the Program Officer of the  Polish-American Freedom Foundation;

    The prizes for 2017 were awarded in the following way:

    • In the MAN category, the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by the Robot informal group submitted by Dalkowskie Hills Agreement Foundation for My Friend Robot short film

    • The distinction in the MAN category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Clapper Amateur Film Club and Witches informal group submitted by Cieszyn Creative Youth Association for Ladies’ Technical Classes. And a Bit of Theory short film

    • In the PLACE category, the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by #Culture Foundation submitted by Science for Environment Foundation for Plant Flowers Around You multimedia reporting 

    • The distinction in the PLACE category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by the Together All Over Again Association submitted by Żywiec Development Foundation for  Together All Over Again With a Family in Sól short film

    • The equal first distinction in the PLACE category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Teen Challenge Christian Social Mission, Winiarczykówka Branch, submitted by Orawa Development Association for Because There Is Power in a Hencoop short film

    • In the MOTIF category, the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by Kłobuk Foundation submitted by Warmia’s Nook Act Locally Group for Witch Stories multimedia reporting 

    • The distinction in the MOTIF category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by The Children of Nature informal group submitted by the FARMa Foundation for Youth Activation and Development for The Children of Nature multimedia reporting

    • The equal first distinction in the MOTIF category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Drawn to Reading informal group submitted by Żywiec Development Foundation for Sewing Maniacs short film 
    • In the FILM PRODUCT OF THE PROJECT category, no prize was granted. The Competition Committee decided that none of the submitted films met the “Tell Me About…” competition requirements.
    • The distinction in the FILM PRODUCT OF THE PROJECT category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Human Lex Institute Foundation, submitted by STOPA Ełk Association for the Active for Ugly Little Carney short film 

    • The equal first distinction in the FILM PRODUCT OF THE PROJECT category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by The Pryzmats & Miejska Orkiestra Dęta (Town Brass Orchestra), submitted by Żywiec Development Foundation for Bridge short film

    The prizes in the Tell Me About… competition for 2018 were awarded in the following way:

    • In the MAN category, no prize was granted. The Competition Committee decided that none of the submitted films met the “Tell Me About…” competition requirements
    • The distinction in the MAN category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by the Voluntary Fire Brigade, Special Lifeguarding Unit in Oś submitted by Enterprise Incubator, Support for Świecko Region Economic Development Association for First Aid Saves Life. Don’t Be Inert short film

    • The equal first distinction in the MAN category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Senior Club of Wołczyn informal group submitted by Stobrawa Valley Act Locally Group Association for Priceless Moments at the Junior and Senior Friendship Club  short film

    • The equal first distinction in the MAN category in the amount of PLN 1,000 was received by Cheerful Fall Theater informal group submitted by Agreement of Sochaczew District Non-Governmental Organizations for Christmas Action. The Warsawers and the Mountaineers multimedia reporting

    • In the PLACE category, the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by ARTFANI informal group, submitted by Żywiec Development Foundation for The Unusual.pl short film

    • In the MOTIF category, the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by Association for Rudnik Village Development operating in Rudnik, submitted by Cieszyn Creative Youth Association for Birds and We short film,

    • In the FILM PRODUCT OF THE PROJECT category the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by Group of Friends of Tokarnia Region History Association, submitted by ARTS Art, Adventure and Fun Foundation for I Have Always Told You short film

    • In the FILM PRODUCT OF THE PROJECT category the main prize in the amount of PLN 2,500 was received by Sonbird informal group, submitted by Żywiec Development Foundation for Hungry for Dreams short film

    In its attempts to monitor and foresee the most important trends, the Tell Me About… competition changes, takes on various forms and puts emphasis on various aspects depending on the social environment. In the works submitted to the 2018 competition, the Competition Committee assessed innovativeness of the form, attractiveness of graphic and technical solutions applied, as well as relevance in presenting the subject.

    The “Act Locally” Program is the Polish-American Freedom Foundation’s initiative implemented by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland. To date almost 10.500 projects have been performed as part of it all over Poland. They involved a total of over 3.8 million residents and almost 220 thousand volunteers. The program is based on cooperation with the Network of 74 Act Locally Centers covering almost 650 communes and rural communes all over Poland.

    Source: the Academy for the Development of Philantropy in Poland
    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

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