From an art gallery to schools, from churches to hospitals, Zdeněk Bakala has been sponsoring a wide variety of causes and projects since long before the Zdeněk Bakala Foundation was established. Informed by his own experience leaving Czechoslovakia in search of a better education and, in turn, a better life, Zdeněk Bakala’s contributions have always gravitated towards cultural or intellectual development.

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The Bakala Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high-achieving students who intend to study at a top academic institution abroad.

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Kaplicky Internship

Kaplicky Internship

The Kaplicky Internship is a program providing future and recent architecture graduates from Czech universities an opportunity to spend three months on an internship in a prestigious London studio.

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Journey: Journalism Bootcamp

Journey: Journalism Bootcamp

Journey: Journalism Bootcamp - an intensive 10-day summer course in journalism designed for both Czech and foreign students.

August 3–13, 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic

You can apply on-line until 5 May 2019.

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The program is aimed at giving aspiring journalists real-world training that will help them pursue successful careers.

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People in Need – Better School for All

The Bakala Foundation supported the project Better School for All, which helped teachers provide better education for children with special educational needs.  In this project, teachers have access to lectures for school-room use as well as training and materials to help reach a broader range of children in their classrooms. More about the project:

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We donated 500 000

”Strings of Autumn” – Scholarship of Strings of Autumn

The Bakala Foundation provided a grant to Strings of Autumn festival to award scholarships to support young talented jazz musicians during their studies abroad. More about the project:

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We donated 250 000


The Bakala Foundation

Registered office:

Pernerova 676/51
186 00 Praha 8 - Karlín

IČ: 27921247
DIČ: CZ27921247

Mailing address:

Tržiště 366/13
118 00 Praha 1 - Malá Strana