We published a report on activities of the Committee of Good Will – the Olga Havel Foundation during 2021.
In 2021, the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation continued its work in the traditional programmes aimed at supporting disadvantaged students (Education Fund, Nikola Tesla Scholarships), continued to help people at risk of losing their housing (Housing Support Fund, First Roof) and continued to help all the disadvantaged (Pathways towards Integration, Ordinary Life). Similarly, the Foundation financially supported organisations caring for the elderly and terminally ill (Palliative Care, Senior) and families caring for a child with a neurological disease (Fund to Help Children with CP).
Together with the OSF Foundation and the Scout Institute, the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation continued to administer the Active Citizens Fund programme within the consortium, which aims to activate citizens, empower disadvantaged groups, develop advocacy and watchdog activities and strengthen the digital competences of organisations.
The year 2021, like the previous one, was marked by the advancing pandemic of covid-19. Therefore, the Foundation continued to provide assistance through an emergency fund to help during the pandemic. Organizations could apply for reimbursement of extraordinary costs associated with testing clients in shelters, hostels or day centres. In addition, disinfectants and cleaning products were distributed. For socially disadvantaged families, the Foundation provided computers and relevant technology.
The second event to which the Foundation responded exceptionally was the devastating tornado in South Moravia. The announced Fund supported non-profit organisations working in the social sector to help people affected by the natural disaster.
In 2021, 284 organisations and 2,843 individuals received assistance.
Thanks to all donors and partners who supported the Committee of Good Will – Olga Havel Foundation during 2021.