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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

    englishteaching.org.pl

     

    News
     
    XX Jubilee English Teaching Market is over
    XX Jubilee English Teaching Market is over
    How to work effectively with students with special educational needs? How to support communication ...
    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

    rownacszanse.pl

     

    News
     
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    Ready for the Future. Debate on the challenges faced by youth
    It’s already for the third time that the “Equal Opportunities” program initiated probably as ...
    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

    sus.ceo.org.pl

     

    News
     
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    The “LES” Summer School for Directors
    In the beginning of July, while students and teachers were enjoying their summer holidays, ...
    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

    szkolaedukacji.pl

     

    News
     
    Superheroine with a telescope. The end of schoolyear at the SE
    Superheroine with a telescope. The end of schoolyear at the SE
    „I got a telescope at the School of Education (SE) which allows me to notice and appreciate ...
    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: +48 507 703 240

    www.projektor.org.pl

     

    News
     
    Summer workshops with “PROJECTOR” and IT for SHE Kids
    Summer workshops with “PROJECTOR” and IT for SHE Kids
    Are you active in local NGO, Farmer’s Wives Club, culture institution, community center or ...
    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

    www.stypendia-pomostowe.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 – a bridge to the better future
    Bridge Scholarships – a bridge to the better future
    High school-leavers coming from small towns or villages and low-income families may apply for ...
    FOSTERING RESILIENCE IN CHILDREN AND YOUTH
     
    A new undertaking aimed at enhancing children’s and youth’s mental resilience. The objective of the program is to develop teachers’ and educators’ competence; in their educational work they more and more often have to deal with young people who are depressed, have low motivation, experience loneliness and lack of self-esteem.
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

     

    The School with Class Foundation
    19 Śniadeckich St., 00-654 Warsaw
    tel. (48) 518 287 625
    e-mail: fundacja@szkolazklasa.org.pl

     

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

    News
     
    PAFF with a new program for enhancing children’s and youth’s mental resilience
    PAFF with a new program for enhancing children’s and youth’s mental resilience
    The objective of the program is to develop teachers’ and educators’ competence; in their educational ...
    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

    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, 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 obtain ...
    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

    dzialajlokalnie.pl

    News
     
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    A series of training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network took place from February 27 to ...
    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

    sektor3-0.pl

     

    News
     
    Work Smarter. This year’s round of the Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Work Smarter. This year’s round of the Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    The 14th round of the Sector 3.0 Festival, which took place at the Cambridge Innovation Center ...
    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:

    Zbigniew Pełczyński 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

    programliderski.pl

     

    News
     
    PAFF Leaders. Let’s Continue Our Dialogue!
    PAFF Leaders. Let’s Continue Our Dialogue!
    The rally – this year organized under the slogan of Let’s Continue Our Dialogue – was attended ...
    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
     
    Local media journalists met at the PAFF Head Office
    Local media journalists met at the PAFF Head Office
    Digital transformation of a title, local portal subscriptions, interventional journalism, and ...
    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. From 2021 to 2023, the program reached over 400 new libraries. One of our methods for consolidating program outcomes is to increase the digital competencies of librarians and ...
    PROGRAM MANAGER:

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

    biblioteki.org

     

    News
     
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How Can I Help? Was the slogan of this year’s 14th National Library Congress, that took place ...
    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

    www.lokalnepartnerstwa.org.pl

     

    News
     
    The Partnership Development Academy is on
    The Partnership Development Academy is on
    Almost 40 representatives of 15 Initiative Groups coming from the most active municipalities ...
    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

    zielonylider.org

    tel. +48 663 202 050

    Contact person:
    Maria Wiśnicka
    Project Coordinator

     

    News
     
    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 ...
    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

    kirkland.edu.pl

     

    News
     
    Kirkland Program graduates got their diplomas
    Kirkland Program graduates got their diplomas
    The ceremony of presenting diplomas took place at the University of Warsaw on June 27, 2024. ...
    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

    programrita.org

     

    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

    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 the ...
    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

    fed.org.pl/wspieramy-ukraine

     

    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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    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 ...
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    PAFF Leaders. Let’s Continue Our Dialogue!
    PAFF Leaders. Let’s Continue Our Dialogue!
    The rally – this year organized under the slogan of Let’s Continue Our Dialogue – was attended by over 150 people, including over 40 leaders of the 19th round of the “PAFF Leaders” program, who were ceremoniously ...
    AI in operating NGO. Download the e-book with recommendations
    AI in operating NGO. Download the e-book with recommendations
    On the basis of the pilot educational project, run as part of the “Sector 3.0” program and aimed at training representatives of local organizations, some shared experiences and conclusions were drawn that ...
    The winner of 2024 PAFF Sector 3.0 Prize announced
    The winner of 2024 PAFF Sector 3.0 Prize announced
    The prize went to the Center for Citizenship Education Foundation. The objective of that prize is to popularize and support good practices of using digital tools and new media in everyday work of NGOs. 
    The Partnership Development Academy is on
    The Partnership Development Academy is on
    Almost 40 representatives of 15 Initiative Groups coming from the most active municipalities and rural communes that had implemented programs of Polish-American Freedom Foundation attended the inaugural ...
    PAFF Local Partnerships place importance on cooperation
    PAFF Local Partnerships place importance on cooperation
    Almost 50 participants representing PAFF Local Partnerships established all over Poland attended a two-day meeting held in Warsaw on March 18-19. The best projects of the 8th round of PAFF Local Partnerships ...
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    Training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network. Report
    A series of training sessions for Act Locally Centers Network took place from February 27 to March 4, 2024. Annual meetings, which help announcing local grant competitions through the ALC Network, have ...
    Monika Horna-Cieślak was a guest of PAFF Leaders congress
    Monika Horna-Cieślak was a guest of PAFF Leaders congress
    “I can see in you a lot of energy, sensitivity, and willingness to change the world,” the Child Ombudsperson and an alumnus of the “PAFF Leaders” program said.
    Act Locally Centers network already comprises 80 organizations
    Act Locally Centers network already comprises 80 organizations
    In January 2024, six new organizations joined Act Locally Centers Network (ALC) with the status of Affiliated ALC. Thus, the Network comprises now 80 organizations from all over Poland which cover 676 ...
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How do libraries help? The 14th Library Congress
    How Can I Help? Was the slogan of this year’s 14th National Library Congress, that took place in a hybrid form and at the Public Library in Piaseczno on November 22, 2023.
    Development Plan is the strategy for PAFF Local Partnerships future
    Development Plan is the strategy for PAFF Local Partnerships future
    At the evaluation seminar that took place at the seat of Polish-American Freedom Foundation in Warsaw on October 9, 2023, the participants of the 8th round of the “PAFF Local Partnerships” program discussed ...
    Let’s Talk about Climate. Alumni of PAFF Leaders meeting
    Let’s Talk about Climate. Alumni of PAFF Leaders meeting
    Let’s Talk about Climate slogan was the main theme of this year’s alumni of PAFF Leaders meeting organized by the School for Leaders Foundation in Przypki on June 16 and 17. Over 160 people discussed subjects ...
    Learn & Grow Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Learn & Grow Sector 3.0 Festival is over
    Lifelong learning and learning through acting, discovering own lack of knowledge and systemic but considerate including technology in education and self-development support. These are only a few most important ...
    The Association of Little Brothers of the Poor won the Sector 3.0 prize
    The Association of Little Brothers of the Poor won the Sector 3.0 prize
    The objective of the prize is to popularize and support good practices of applying digital tools and new media in NGOs activities. The prize is in form of a PLN 40,000 grant for statutory operations and ...
    ALCs meeting. Knowledge, experiences, cooperation
    ALCs meeting. Knowledge, experiences, cooperation
    140 representatives of Act Locally Centers (ALC) met at the ceremony of summing up the 12th and opening the 13th rounds of the “Act Locally” program in Warsaw on March 20 and 21, 2023. They also attended ...
    The Sector 3.0 Fund winners 2022/2023 announced
    The Sector 3.0 Fund winners 2022/2023 announced
    The Foundation of Women’s History Museum with its Women’s History Data Bank project, and the Euforis Association of Artists with its I Have Got Voice project have won this-year’s round of Sector 3.0. Fund ...
    Olga Tokarczuk at the premiere of Skarb (Treasure)
    Olga Tokarczuk at the premiere of Skarb (Treasure)
    On January 21 the premiere of Skarb (Treasure) movie, attended by the Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk was held in the Apollo cinema in Wałbrzych. Production of  the movie was possible thanks to, among ...
    “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 three venues: live in Piaseczno and Gdynia, and online on the Hopin on November 23, 2022.
    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!
    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 ...
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    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 ...
    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 "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 ...
    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 ...
    The “Sector 3.0” Festival
    The “Sector 3.0” Festival
    The biggest in Central Europe event focused on application of new technologies for socially useful activity. The Festival is attended by nearly 1000 people, including representatives of non-profit organizations, ...
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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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