The Kulczyk Foundation was established in 2013 by Grażyna Kulczyk, Dr. Jan Kulczyk, and the Foundation’s current president, Dominika Kulczyk. The objective of the Foundation is helping the poorest people by supporting transparent and efficient development projects in Poland and abroad. Through education, the Kulczyk Foundation builds awareness among people and enterprises that helping the poorer countries and communities is one of the most important means of development on a global scale. The Foundation helps the NGOs it supports to operate professionally, increase their effectiveness and expand their operations. It delivers not only financial support, but also the know-how to effectively change the reality on the ground.
The Kulczyk Foundation currently supports Concern Worldwide’s work on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in four of the world’s most vulnerable and difficult-to-reach countries: Chad, Niger, Sudan, and the Central African Republic. These projects create or restore wells, dams, and hygiene facilities and make them more resilient to climate shocks, giving poor communities access to clean water and improved hygiene and sanitation. Concern also mobilises and trains people from the local community to play an active role in designing and building the new water sources, and empowers the community to manage their new facilities sustainably.