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The mission of the Batory Foundation is to build an open, democratic society – a society of people aware of their rights and responsibilities, who are actively involved in the life of their local community, country and international society.Our priorities include:
Foundation undertakes also activities aimed at equalizing opportunities of young people from poor communities.
The basic method of the Foundation’s operation involves making grants to non-governmental organizations engaged in public benefit activity in Poland and in Central and Eastern Europe. The Foundation also serves as a forum for activity, hosts public debates and conferences, organizes seminars and workshops, issues publications, runs social campaigns, engages in monitoring of public institutions and advocacy efforts. It encourages solidarity and generosity by offering administration of named funds and corporate funds to support initiatives that serve the public interest.
The Foundation partners with many institutions from Poland and abroad. It is a member of Polish Donors Forum, Polish NGOs Abroad, the European Foundation Centre in Brussels, European Civic Forum, Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, at the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and Civitates. We are a part of the network of foundations – the Open Society European Network and to the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). We are a Polish partner of Transparency International.
Foundation’s activity is financed from income on endowment and grants from foreign institutions, from gifts of individual donors and 1% personal income tax designations.
In its activity, the Foundation is guided by principles of transparency and accountability. Up-to-date information on its activities and grant-seeking opportunities is posted on the website Its finances are audited by external experts and the financial statements are published in the Annual Report, together with the list of grants awarded and projects implemented during the year.