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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 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
     
    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) 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, 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
     
    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 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
     
    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
     
    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
     
    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, 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
     
    A Kirklander's movie contending for Oscar for Ukraine!
    A Kirklander's movie contending for Oscar for Ukraine!
    Maryna Er Gorbach’s production "Klondike" is the 15th movie contending for Oscar for Ukraine.
    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
     
    “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)
     
    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 ...
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    Relief Fund
    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 ...
    Green Leader
    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 ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships
    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 ...
    Library Development Program
    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 ...
    Pro Publico Bono
    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. ...
    PAFF Leaders
    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 ...
    Sector 3.0
    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 ...
    Act Locally
    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 ...
    Support for NGOs
    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 ...
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    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 was held at the Polish-American Freedom Foundation’s Representative Office in Warsaw on September 29, 2022. ...
    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” held at Falenty near Warsaw. There were many workshops, meetings and lectures on the agenda allowing ...
    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 and ideas of development and changing local communities during their tour to the United States under International ...
    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 way stimulate social activity in libraries is on. The deadline for applications is on July 20.
    Power and Diversity. PAFF Leaders in Falenty
    Power and Diversity. PAFF Leaders in Falenty
    Over 170 people attended this year’s Polish-American Freedom Foundation Leaders’ Convention that was held in Falenty on June 10-11, 2022. The slogan of the Convention was Power and Diversity.
    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 and abroad – all that over four intensive hours of Sector 3.0 Festival. This year’s event held under the motto ...
    The Homo Faber Association won the Sector 3.0 Award
    The Homo Faber Association won the Sector 3.0 Award
    The Award for social organizations which have outstanding achievements in promotion, research and education using new ICT has been awarded for ten years. Its mission is to present good practices of applying ...
    „Act Locally and in Solidarity with Ukraine”
    „Act Locally and in Solidarity with Ukraine”
    Due to the war in Ukraine, “Act Locally” has launched a special grant path entitled “Act Locally and in Solidarity with Ukraine”. This means that in 2022 local grant competitions will provide support to ...
    “Act Locally” launches local grant competitions
    “Act Locally” launches local grant competitions
    Grants of up to PLN 6,000 await local NGOs and informal groups operating in localities with no more than 20,000 residents. Competitions are organized by the network of 78 Act Locally Centers. The war in ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships support Ukraine
    PAFF Local Partnerships support Ukraine
    In 2022 we extend objectives of grant competitions that have already been launched as part of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program to include activities aimed at offering support to refugees from Ukraine.
    Up to PLN 20,000 for projects to be implemented by partnerships
    Up to PLN 20,000 for projects to be implemented by partnerships
    Organizations and institutions operating in municipalities and communes of up to 50,000 residents that will establish a partnership can take part in the tutoring program, and next win a grant of up to ...
    Applications for PAFF Sector 3.0 Award are accepted
    Applications for PAFF Sector 3.0 Award are accepted
    For the 10th time we have started the procedure of accepting applications to the competition for Polish-American Freedom Foundation Sector 3.0 Award. Under that competition NGOs using new technologies ...
    Successes of PAFF Local Partnerships projects
    Successes of PAFF Local Partnerships projects
    At the online meeting held on February 23, participants of the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program presented the results of their initiatives and told us about the strength of partnerships ...
    Become a PAFF Leader. Apply now!
    Become a PAFF Leader. Apply now!
    If you have at least 3 years of experience in working for a particular community, and especially if you have carried out a project financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation – apply now!
    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 for environment and climate protection as well as for working out new, sustainable ways of local communities ...
    Ideas for the future of PAFF Local Partnerships
    Ideas for the future of PAFF Local Partnerships
    Representatives of coalitions running projects under the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program attended the online workshops on January 13 and 14, 2022. The objective of the workshops was ...
    25th round of the Competition for the Benefactor of the Year
    25th round of the Competition for the Benefactor of the Year
    “Do good all year round” – that slogan has accompanied socially responsible companies for the last 25 years.
    The 12th Library Convention: “For your wellbeing”
    The 12th Library Convention: “For your wellbeing”
    Organized as part of the Library Development Program, the 12th Public Library Convention was held online at Commune Public Library in Grodzisk Mazowiecki on November 24.
    Andrew Nagorski visited Klembów and Wołomin
    Andrew Nagorski visited Klembów and Wołomin
    On October 25, 2021 Chairman of the PAFF Board of Directors Andrew Nagorski in the company of Head of Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Poland Grzegorz Jędrys and PAFF Program ...
    “Don’t be a bot. Switch thinking on!” a campaign of the “Demagog” Association
    “Don’t be a bot. Switch thinking on!” a campaign of the “Demagog” Association
    “Don’t be a bot. Switch thinking on!” social campaign prepared by the “Demagog” Association, the winner of Sector 3.0 Award of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation in 2020, has been launched. Its objective ...
    The pandemic didn’t stop social energy
    The pandemic didn’t stop social energy
    Despite the restrictions and difficulties related to the pandemic, Act Locally Centers have awarded a record number of grants for projects all over Poland. For the first time in its history, the “Act Locally” ...
    How to foster the common good?
    How to foster the common good?
    Animation for the future: new experiences, ideas, maintaining the partners’ involvement and overcoming difficulties – these were the main topics of The Common Good Seminar held online under the “PAFF Local ...
    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 of Library Development Program by Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI) and InicJaTyWy Group on ...
    The inauguration of the 4th round of the Library Development Program
    The inauguration of the 4th round of the Library Development Program
    On June 10, representatives of libraries met online to inaugurate the 4th round of the Library Development Program. The meeting was held under the “Tomorrow has already come. New challenges for libraries” ...
    The Benefactors of 2021 awarded
    The Benefactors of 2021 awarded
    This year as many as 10 companies and corporate foundations were awarded the Benefactor of the Year title for their activities in the area of health care, ecology, education, and social aid carried out ...
    The 4th round of the Library Development Program has been launched
    The 4th round of the Library Development Program has been launched
    Almost 250 libraries in small towns and villages and about 300 librarians representing them have joined the 4th round of the Library Development Program.
    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.
    “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 has been launched. Informal groups, communal or municipal institutions, and NGOs may get up to PLN 6,000 for ...
    How to animate local communities effectively?
    How to animate local communities effectively?
    You can find the answers to these and many other questions related to local community animation in “The Method of Local Community Animation for the Common Good. Theory and Practice” published by the Academy ...
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    Training session for Act Locally Centers
    An online training session for the Network of Act Locally Centers representatives was held on March 11-12, 2021. Over two days of hard work they were getting knowledge and skills useful in everyday activities ...
    Civic Leader of the Year 2020 and Act Locally summed up
    Civic Leader of the Year 2020 and Act Locally summed up
    This year’s civic leaders and local initiatives animators were awarded at the Gala held online on March 11, 2021.
    Act Locally and Ecologically – a new initiative is on
    Act Locally and Ecologically – a new initiative is on
    Act Locally and Ecologically  is a new thematic path under the “Act Locally” Program of Polish-American Freedom Foundation. The program is managed by the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in ...
    "Better Living" – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Better Living” – the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Better Living”  is the theme of this year’s Sector 3.0 Festival to be held online on May 19. The Festival organizers and invited experts will look for the answer to the question how we can use the experience ...
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Partnership activities at the time of pandemic
    Alumni of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program who implemented their projects in the period from 2009 to 2019, met at the virtual Common Good Seminar. It gave them an opportunity to share experiences ...
    Online workshops on common good
    Online workshops on common good
    Representatives of partnerships and start-ups for the common good implementing their projects under the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program took part in a series of online workshops that ...
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
    Mobile Advisors respond to the challenges of the times
    About new challenges, plans for the future and technological condition of Polish NGOs we are talking with Coordinator and co-initiator of Mobile Advisors’ Network Filip Jędruch.
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    Library – A Lot Is Going On! The 11th National Library Congress
    On December 9, 2020 the 11th National Library Congress was held under the watchword that refers to the new situation the libraries found themselves in – global lockdown, hybrid reality, change of priorities, ...
    Inauguration of new PAFF Local Partnerships
    Inauguration of new PAFF Local Partnerships
    On October 22, the online inauguration of the 7th round of PAFF Local Partnerships was held. The newly established initiative groups will soon start implementation of their partnership projects for the ...
    Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    The jubilee, 10th Driving Change Online Sector 3.0 Festival will be remembered as the one that has brought changes at every level. Almost 50 lecturers gave their lectures. Over five hours of continuous ...
    The Benefactor of the Year - the winners have been announced
    The Benefactor of the Year – the winners have been announced
    On September 9, the Gala of 23rd  round of the Benefactor of the Year Competition was held in Syrena Theater in Warsaw. The winners of the Competition are socially involved businesses that implemented ...
    Tutorial for Initiative Groups has started
    Tutorial for Initiative Groups has started
    On June 4, a virtual meeting opening the tutorial process under the 7th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program was held. It was attended by almost 60 representatives of newly established Initiative ...
    Sector 3.0 Award for Virtual Dream
    Sector 3.0 Award for Virtual Dream
    This year’s Sector 3.0 PAFF Award worth PLN 40,000 was received by the founder of the Virtual Dream Foundation, Piotr Łój. The  Awards Committee awarded the Foundation for its activities in the area of ...
    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    Institutional Support Fund for Act Locally Centers
    The “Act Locally” Program has launched institutional support for Act Locally Centers which are in difficult situation due to COVID-19 epidemic in Poland. So far 31 organizations have benefitted from the ...
    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic
    How Mobile Advisors help at the time of pandemic
    Each of a hundred of Mobile Advisors is different, lives in other place and has different job. They can be IT specialists, clerks, company owners, NGO representatives or even soldiers. However, they all ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships support multi-sector cooperation in the time of the epidemic
    PAFF Local Partnerships support multi-sector cooperation in the time of the epidemic
    An opportunity to focus partnership activities for the common good on projects related to counteracting the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic in the local community is a new offer of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” ...
    We act locally – counteract effects of pandemic
    We act locally – counteract effects of pandemic
    Restrictions related to pandemic make a serious problem for local NGOs; they make it difficult to implement civic initiatives and volunteering activities. Counteracting effects of pandemic will be the ...
    This year’s “Sector 3.0” festival will be held online
    This year’s “Sector 3.0” festival will be held online
    Because of coronavirus epidemic, as we care for your and our health, we invite you to this year’s round of our #sektor2020 “Driving Change” event ONLINE on a new date - September 16.
    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 changing their local reality, was published. The reportages tell about the Polish-American Freedom Foundation ...
    Global challenges and local activities
    Global challenges and local activities
    On February 10-11, 2020 a training session for almost 200 representatives of Act Locally Centers and the "PAFF Local Partnerships" Program was held in Warsaw. The participants of the training could learn ...
    20 years – actively, locally, together
    20 years – actively, locally, together
    On February 10, 2020 the Gala crowning the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program and inaugurating the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of “Act Locally” Program, as well as the ceremony of ...
    “Different. Equal. Important” – Jubilee Library Congress
    “Different. Equal. Important” – Jubilee Library Congress
    On November 26 and 27, librarians who came from all over Poland discussed various social groups’ needs, especially those requiring special attention, and the ways of meeting them by libraries in their ...
    Locally about common good
    Locally about common good
    Partnerships and start-ups representatives who had run projects under the 6th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program met at the workshop sessions to share experiences, evaluate projects, enhance ...
    Study tour by Ukrainian NGOs
    Study tour by Ukrainian NGOs
    Ustrzyki Dolne, Dębica, Sandomierz, Tomaszów Lubelski and Biłgoraj – these are the towns visited at the beginning of June by representatives of 10 Ukrainian NGOs participating in the “Act Locally in Ukraine” ...
    Common Good Seminar
    Common Good Seminar
    On June 6 and 7, the fifth Common Good Lab seminar was held at the Polish-American Freedom Foundation Representative Office in Warsaw. It was attended by the most active representatives of PAFF Local Partnerships ...
    “Empowering Creators” Sector 3.0 Festival
    “Empowering Creators” Sector 3.0 Festival
    Over 900 participants from 13 countries, speeches given by almost 70 Polish and foreign experts. Lectures, seminars and workshops held at the offices of 12 partners, international debate, as well as a ...
    ALC met in Warsaw
    ALC met in Warsaw
    The annual Act Locally Centers meeting was held in Warsaw on March 21 and 22. Representatives of 74 local organizations from all over Poland attended an intense training course on Positive Motivating to ...
    Civic Leaders awarded!
    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 ...
    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    European Digital Skills confers “Sector 3.0” with a honorable mention
    The “Sector 3.0” Program won a honorable mention at the European Digital Skills Awards competition held by the European Commission. The project was assessed in “Digital Skills For All” category. Other ...
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    New image of ngo.pl portal
    Clear and understandable, intuitively navigated, with content presented in attractive form, and using modern technology – that is what can be expected by the visitors of the only portal for NGOs in the ...
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    “Bravo, We! Bravo, You!”
    On November 15-16, 2018, the 9th Polish Library Congress attended by over 260 librarians, representatives of cultural institutions and NGOs was held in Art Factory in Łódź. This-year’s motto of the conference, ...
    How to build a local partnership effectively
    How to build a local partnership effectively
    In October, a series of workshops attended by representatives of newly established PAFF local partnerships were held in Bończa, Szadek and Złotoryja. The workshops were on strategic thinking in the partnership ...
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    Inauguration of the 6th round of “PAFF Local Partnerships”
    The total amount of grants for seven new PAFF Local Partnerships and three new start-up projects established in the 6th round of the program is almost PLN 600,000. Their representatives received symbolic ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships a Partner of 13th Civic Congress
    PAFF Local Partnerships a Partner of 13th Civic Congress
    The 13th Civic Congress took place in Copernicus Science Centre in Warsaw on October 20, 2018. The motto of the Congress was Power of Localism -  Power of Poland. The initiator and organizer of the Congresses ...
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    Ukrainian NGOs visited Poland
    On September 17-21, 2018, the Polish-American Freedom Foundation and the Academy for the Development of Philanthropy in Poland hosted a visit of representatives of Ukrainian NGOs, members of the “Act Locally” ...
    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    New PAFF Local Partnerships
    On July 18, the 6th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program Recommendation Committee selected projects submitted by seven Initiative Groups that will establish partnerships operating at the area ...
    Sector 3.0 Festival "Let’s know-how!"
    Sector 3.0 Festival “Let’s know-how!”
    Over 800 participants, nearly 70 speakers – experts from Poland and other countries. Workshops, seminars, an international debate, but also children zone of coding, fairs with several dozen companies presenting ...
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Sector 3.0 Award. PLN 40,000 for the winner!
    Every year at the Sector 3.0 Festival, PAFF awards organizations which have outstanding achievements in applying new technologies in their everyday work. This year your organization can compete for the ...
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” – tutoring launched
    On April 9 and 10, the meeting opening a six-week-long process of tutoring was held at the seat of Polish-American Freedom Foundation. It was attended by 42 participants – representatives of PAFF beneficiaries ...
    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    New challenges, new tools, good practices
    The “New challenges, new tools, good practices” training for representatives of “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program and Act Locally Centers was held in Warsaw on February 22 and 23, 2018. It was attended ...
    Civic Leaders honored
    Civic Leaders honored
    Jolanta Golianek and Agnieszka Dejna are the winners of the Newsweek Polska weekly competition for the “Civil Leader of the Year 2017” title. Additionally, two special awards were granted.  The winners ...
    New Affiliated Act Locally Centers joined the network
    New Affiliated Act Locally Centers joined the network
    In January 2018, five new organizations joined the Act Locally Centers network as Affiliated Act Locally Centers. Thus, the ALC network comprises now 71 organizations (including 9 Affiliated ALCs) covering ...
    Most effective Partnerships on a study visit to Berlin
    Most effective Partnerships on a study visit to Berlin
    The representatives of the Partnerships established in the 5th edition of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” Program, which where the best in carrying out their partner projects: “Apple Warka - the Fruit of ...
    “The Library for Creators” - 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    “The Library for Creators” – 8th Public Libraries’ Convention
    The 8th Public Libraries’ Convention organized by the Information Society Development Foundation as part of the Library Development Program was held in Art Factory in Łódź on November  23-24.
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” participated in the 12th Civic Congress
    “PAFF Local Partnerships” participated in the 12th Civic Congress
    “Partner and Common Poland” was the slogan of the 12th Civic Congress held in the Main Hall of Warsaw University of Technology on October 28, 2017. The Congress was organized by Gdansk Institute for Market ...
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    10 years with International Visitor Leadership Program
    On September 18, 2017 the PAFW Leaders participating in study visits to the USA were hosted by the U.S. Ambassador Paul W. Jones. Attending the meeting were Katarzyna Czayka-Chełmińska, the Vice President ...
    The Library Development Program at IFLA Congress
    The Library Development Program at IFLA Congress
    Under the Libraries, Solidarity, Society slogan, the 83rd IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) World Congress took place in Wrocław on August 19-25. The Congress is ...
    Third seminar of the Common Good Laboratory
    Third seminar of the Common Good Laboratory
    On May 30 and 31, over 30 alumni of PAFF Local Partnerships program - members of the Common Good Lab met at a seminar in Warsaw. The motto of the seminar was: "Ideas and Solutions Serving the Common Good".
    Together we can do more, or what’s new in PAFF Local Partnerships?
    Together we can do more, or what’s new in PAFF Local Partnerships?
    For several months eight PAFF Local Partnerships in twelve municipalities and rural communities all over Poland have been working to improve their neighborhoods. There is no need to look for problems and ...
    “Shape Your Future” Sector 3.0 Festival – how technologies can change an organization
    “Shape Your Future” Sector 3.0 Festival – how technologies can change an organization
    Almost 650 participants, including more than 70 speakers – technology experts from Poland and other countries. Workshops, seminars, an international debate, as well as coding zone for children, fairs where ...
    The 10th edition of the “Act Locally” Program has started
    The 10th edition of the “Act Locally” Program has started
    Almost 100 representatives of 67 Act Locally Centers from all over Poland cooperating within the ALC Network took part in a "New ideas, practical solutions" training session in Warsaw. The meeting marked ...
    “Act Locally” in Ukraine
    “Act Locally” in Ukraine
    Three Act Locally Centers were awarded grants for projects based on experiences of the “Act Locally” Program that will be implemented in partnership with Ukrainian organizations. The project is managed ...
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    Start-up grants
    Start-up grants
    The competition is addressed to non-governmental organizations and institutions from the communities of up to 50,000 inhabitants, which declare readiness to form an Initiative Group being the core of the ...
    The "Green Leader"
    The “Green Leader”
    The program supports local leaders who want to gain knowledge and competencies in conducting actions aimed at protecting the natural environment in their local communities, and also effectively obtaining ...
    Olga Rok Endowment Fund Scholarships
    Olga Rok Endowment Fund Scholarships
    Eligible to participate in the competition are female librarians working for public libraries. The objective is to support their personal development and recognize the role played by libraries – and women ...
    The “Sector 3.0” online Festival
    The “Sector 3.0” online Festival
    The biggest in Central Europe event focused on application of new technologies for socially useful activity. The two-day Festival is attended by over 1000 people, including representatives of non-profit ...
    Become a PAFF Leader
    Become a PAFF Leader
    The offer for local leaders with at least 3 years of experience of work for an NGO, local government, local institution, business or informal group; in particular addressed to people who have participated ...
    Local grant competitions held by Act Locally Centers (ALC)
    Local grant competitions held by Act Locally Centers (ALC)
    Grants in the amount of up to PLN 6,000 for six-month projects responding to the needs of local communities can be awarded to NGOs and informal groups of citizens (the applications on behalf of which shall ...
    ICT Mobile Advisors
    ICT Mobile Advisors
    A group of 80 people who have common passion for new technologies and sharing their knowledge. They operate all over Poland – organize training sessions, hold webinars, give individual advice to non-profit ...
    The Sector 3.0 Innovation Fund
    The Sector 3.0 Innovation Fund
    The initiative aimed at supporting creation of new tools, applications and products that are in line the Tech for Good idea. It offers two types of support for the originators. One of them is a comprehensive ...
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    The 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    The 15th anniversary of “Act Locally”
    October 2015 Dr. Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Civic Rights was the special guest of the Festival of Civic Activity.
    Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the gala of the “Act Locally” Program
    Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the gala of the “Act Locally” Program
    May 2004 Prime Minister Marek Belka is a guest at the finale of the third edition of the “Act Locally” Program.
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