Wednesday, March 21, 2018
|The Pontis Foundation was established in 1997 as the successor to the Foundation for a Civil Society. It has more than 10 years of experience in managing grant and foundation funds. It is an active member of the Slovak Donors Forum, and a member of the Platform of Development NGOs, Business in the Community, CSR Europe, the International Business Leaders Forum, and the Grantmakers East Group.
It encourages and supports the development and long-term financial sustainability of Slovak non-profit organizations by providing grants, loans, and expert consultancy. It supports the development of corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility.
||It provides consultancy for creating philanthropic strategies. It undertakes research projects, academic internships; it publishes books and organises educational events in the area of development education. It recognizes the philanthropic activities of corporations and individuals in Slovakia with an annual Via Bona Slovakia Award. It administers the Business Leaders Forum – an informal association of firms that commit themselves to enforce the principles of corporate social responsibility in Slovakia. It contributes to the development of civil society in the non-democratic and transition countries of the world. It supports the development of a foreign policy for Slovakia and the EU that is based on values of democracy, respect for human rights, and solidarity.