We are one of the largest grantmaking and operational foundations in Slovakia. The name of our foundation is taken from the Latin word for “bridge” and expresses our purpose: to connect the sectors of Slovak society with one another and to link sources of financial support with those who need it. We encourage individuals and businesses to take responsibility for those in need and for the world around them, contribute to the building of democracy in non-democratic countries, create awareness about this need in Slovakia, and advocate for values-oriented Slovak and EU foreign policies.
The Pontis Foundation was established in 1997 as the successor to the Foundation for a Civil Society. We have more than 10 years of experience in managing grant and foundation funds. We are an active member of the Slovak Donors Forum, aned a member of the Platform of Development NGOs, Business in the Community, CSR Europe, the International Business Leaders Forum, and the Grantmakers East Group.
To motivate individuals, communities and companies to be responsible for themselves and the wider world.
A world of free and responsible people who work to improve their lives and the lives of others around them.
- professional approach
- supportive environment
- encouraging positive change
enabling others to take responsibility