Cultural Directory of Slovakia - Foundation

The Open Society Foundation is a non-governmental organisation which has operated in Slovakia since 1992. It is part of the international network of Soros foundations.
Foundation - Centre for Contemporary Arts (former Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts) was founded in 1993 in the frame of OSI network in Eastern Europe. F-CCA has been working for 16 years already, supporting the expansion of contemporary arts, specifically of visual arts, music, dance, theatre, cinema and film through its activities following the 'open society' philosophy.
The ECF grant scheme supports independent cultural projects by small- to medium-sized organisations. There is a particular emphasis on projects which explore ways of improving our understanding of the role that culture can play in shared identity and citizenship. The ECF also supports programmes with a proactive approach to explore and invest in specific cultural areas and to stimulate practitioners working in these fields. The three areas are: Arts, Media and Mobility.
The Tatra Bank Foundation was established in November 2004 with a mission to promote education and culture. The dominating focus of the foundation’s activities is education but its activities are also directed at promoting the arts and cultural monuments conservation and restoration.
Formerly known as the International Forum of Young Performers, the New Talent – SPP Foundation Award competition is part of the Bratislava Music Festival which is organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) based in Geneva, under the auspices of UNESCO and the International Music Council (IMC), in co-operation with the Slovak Radio and the Slovak Philharmonic. It was initiated in 1969 by Sir Yehudi Menuhin. The purpose of the competition is to contribute to the career advancement of talented young musicians from Slovakia and from around Europe.
The SPP Foundation’s priority focus is on the development and promotion of education, development and preservation of cultural values, support for the disadvantaged groups amongst the population, health promotion, and support for charity and philanthropic activities.
Formerly the Bratislava branch of the US-based Foundation for a Civil Society, Nadácia pre občiansku spoločnosť become a wholly independent, sustainable NGO in 1997.
The Painting Competition - VÚB Foundation Award is a long-term project of the VÚB Foundation aimed at supporting the creation of young artists and creating the conditions for their establishment on the professional artistic scene.
The Central European Foundation, founded in 1994 in Bratislava as a private, nonprofit grant-making organisation, has since its inception aimed to support the development of the Central European region. Its founders understood the uniqueness of this geographical area, where there is a natural crossroads of cultures and ethnicities that co-exist in a small space in mutual respect.
The Carpathian Foundation International is a unique cross-border network of regional foundations that focuses primarily on inter-regional and trans-frontier activities, economic and community development in the bordering regions of Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine.
Slovenská sporiteľňa Foundation, with its official seat in Bratislava, is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 2004.