The Carpathian Foundation is a unique regional non – profit organization, and the only one serving Eastern Slovakia – Košice and Prešov administrative regions.
The Carpathian Foundation was created in 1994 and, since its creation, has been providing financial support, training and advisory services to active people and non – profit organizations in order to help improve living conditions in Eastern Slovakia. The Foundation’s flagship themes are community – based poverty alleviation and corporate social responsibility concept development. The Foundation’s grant programs seek to support development of the region in a variety of areas. The Foundation supports collaboration, partnerships on the local level and community engagement into solutions towards local issues. Since its creation, the Foundation funded hundreds of projects with a total amount of over 2,1 million EUR.
The Foundation is a member of the prestigious International Carpathian Foundation Network and Slovak Donors Forum.
Also, the Foundation is a member of the Transnational Giving Europe network. The Network is a partnership between 15 organizations covering 15 countries at the moment, and enabling donors, both corporations and individuals, resident in one of the participating countries, to financially support non-profit organisations in other TGE member states, while benefiting directly from the tax advantages provided for in the legislation of their country of residence.
In 2015, the Carpathian Foundation takes a part in the Escalator Program implemented by the Creative Industry, Košice, a non-profit organization. The Program provides an opportunity of free-of-charge expert consultancy and participation in training activities to Slovak creative and cultural organizations and individuals who wish to make their activities more professional.