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The Via Foundation is a Czech charitable organization which provides small grants, and expertise to non-profit community initiatives in the Czech Republic. Where 50 years of totalitarian government dampened people's initiative, the Via Foundation now supports peoples' efforts to improve their communities through a variety of programs and activities.

In 1997, the Via Foundation was created as the local, Czech-run successor to the Foundation for a Civil Society. Since then we have supported nearly 2000 community projects in over 260 cities, towns and villages making us one of the most active grantmaking organizations in the Czech Republic.

The name "Via" (Latin for "path") was chosen to evoke the image of a common path towards a vibrant, active, and democratic society.

Last updated: 10/12/2006
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