“Your Opportunity” Śnieżka Foundation
The “Your Opportunity” Śnieżka Foundation is one of the most recognizable organizations of this type in the region. Operating as a public utility organization for 12 years, it supports education and comprehensive development of children and youth, by offering financial, organizational and material support for programs and projects carried out by educational, cultural and sports organizations in the area of health care, charity and social assistance. The Foundation also operates in the health care area, helping chronic patients and the disabled.
In 2016, the Śnieżka Foundation used PLN 1,078,001.13 for its statutory activity. The majority of the funds was used to assist the ill and the disabled. In 2016, the Foundation had 136 beneficiaries, which included, among others, children and adults with cancer, paralysis, suffering from genetic defects or victims of accidents. In 2016, the “Your Opportunity” Śnieżka Foundation paid PLN 796,362.74 for specialist procedures, therapies, rehabilitation or drugs, helping many those in need.
Other initiatives taken up by the Foundation include helping ambitious and talented young people who are not able to finance further development, even though they have the necessary knowledge and skills. In 2016, the Foundation designated PLN 108,796.00 to support 60 scholarship beneficiaries. Another major element of the Foundation’s work is support for local schools, kindergartens or sports clubs. Last year, PLN 73,903.69 was designated for this goal.
In 2016, the Foundation, acting in partnership with Fabryka Farb i Lakierów Śnieżka SA, launched an educational program named “Small world of big money”, targeted at 4th grade students of four primary schools located in the vicinity of the Parent Company’s headquarters. The main goal of the program is to launch the children in the world of economics, by carrying out a cycle of creative classes based on scenarios prepared by experts especially for this purpose. The closing of the project, which will be combined with a trip to Warsaw for all active participants, was planned in 2017.
Thanks to the help of the Founder, FFiL Śnieżka SA, which provided a donation of PLN 304,583.93 in 2016, the Foundation was able to reach many people in need, both children and adults.
In 2016, the Foundation raised PLN 523,559.08 through the 1% personal income tax donations.