Charity projects

The main projects of the Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 Foundation

The St. Nicholas Charity Bazaar

Dagmar Havlová, Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees and founder of the VIZE 97 Foundation, initiated the idea of a charity bazaar. The purpose of the event is to bring not-for-profit organisations together, to link them through their mutual cooperation, and to enable them to present their activities and the work of affiliated organisations, such as protected workshops or short-stay social care institutions. The supporters of the St Nicholas Charity Bazaar can attend the event at Prague Crossroads every 5 December in the afternoon.

Foundation Investment Fund

The VIZE 97 Foundation regularly advertises a selection process to distribute grants from the Foundation Investment Fund (FIF). This is money provided by the State to several credible non-profit institutions, whose obligation is to manage those funds and re-allocate them to the not-for-profit sector.

The Fund of Understanding

The VIZE 97 Foundation has created the programme for the Fund of Understanding for all citizens who are unable to resolve difficult situations through their own efforts because they have some kind of handicap, be it physical, mental or social.

The Prague Crossroads

The Prague Crossroads, an international spiritual centre, is a suggestive venue for various types of meetings, including lectures, discussions, concerts, performances, exhibitions, meditations and happenings. The Prague Crossroads centre is now located in a deconsecrated church which was originally established by Saint Wenceslas in 927. The Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 Foundation is involved in the comprehensive protection of the Prague Crossroads and it also administers the venue.

The Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 Foundation Award

Since 1999, the Dagmar and Václav Havel VIZE 97 Foundation has awarded an international Award in accordance with its mission to significant thinkers whose work exceeds the traditional framework of scientific discovery, contributes to the understanding of science as an integral part of general culture and is involved in the fundamental questions of knowledge, being and human existence.

The timely diagnosis and prevention of bowel and rectal cancer

The large intestine carcinoma is the most frequent malignant illness in our country and the number of occurrences is on the increase. The Czech Republic thus occupies an unfortunate first place on a world-wide scale. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs Dagmar Havlová, the Foundation has succeeded in acquiring a total amount of 300,000,000 CZK which has enabled the equipping of a dense network of endoscopic workplaces so that it is possible to meet the high demands of the preventative programme.

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