Funds the cost of the expansion or maintenance of a specific activity. A program grant can be used to fund a well-established program, but can also be seed funding for a new initiative.
Supporting projects and initiatives for the family and the place of birth by ensuring the operational activities of the Tsotsorkov Rod Foundation, Panagyurishte.
Beneficiary: Tsotsorkov Rod Foundation.
Budget: BGN 11,000
Contribution towards the campaign of the Bulgarian Fund for Women Foundation, Bulgarian Donors’ Forum and BCause Foundation, for an emergency Fund for Prevention and Combating Domestic Violence in the conditions of COVID-19. The fund supports organizations that work on the front lines and provide social, psychological and legal services to victims of domestic violence, manage crisis accommodation centers and mobile support services.
Donated amount: 5000 BGN
The development and support of public and quality education in Bulgaria is a key priority for the Foundation. Our aim is to implement learning models, to develop students’ knowledge and skills that will support their socio-emotional development and prepare them for the professions of the future. We support the introduction of new programs which increase the pedagogical capacity of teachers, corresponding to social problems and technological needs of the 21st century. An integral part securing a positive learning environment for all students, and the foundation will provide support, through materials and equipment, especially for schools in need or those attended by students with special educational needs. Our efforts towards quality education for all, also include supporting disadvantaged families in order to reduce the drop-out rate. The Foundation provides assistance for projects in the field of higher education by providing materials, equipment, funding for teacher training at home or abroad and other initiatives.
General operating grant also known as unrestricted or core operating support, invests in a grantee’s mission rather than specific projects or programs. This form of base funding provides a stable source of funding allowing grantees to use funds as they see fit to fulfill their mission.
The Foundation considers the support for culture and preservation of the national heritage as its leading vocation and direct continuation of the work of its patron Prof. Lachezar Tsotsorkov, repeatedly awarded as the largest donor in the field of Bulgarian culture and art by the Ministry of Culture. The implementation of various projects and initiatives in this field has been underway since the establishment of the Foundation. Our goal is to continue to support the implementation of valuable projects both independently and jointly with partner organizations to strengthen the scope, impact and sustainability of Bulgarian culture. We will provide assistance for holding cultural events and promoting the achievements of native artists in different fields. Our priority is to provide access to cultural events for disadvantaged children and young people and their families. Stimulating the development of culture also means caring for and paying attention to the young generation of artists, and to that end we support talented students and young artists by providing scholarships.
Capacity building grants are a recognition that organizations need to build management systems as well as programs. This can allow your organization to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment and other resources needed to do your work competently or to a greater capacity.
The main focus of the foundation in the field of healthcare is increasing in public awareness about the need for prevention and early diagnosis of oncological diseases, and in particular the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer (colon cancer). To this end, partnerships will be established with institutions and non-governmental organizations in Bulgaria working in this field, in order to meet the need for relevant high-tech equipment. Part of the resources of the foundation will be directed towards supporting the professional development of doctors and experts in this field by providing financial support for their specializations and participation in international conferences. Targeted scholarships will be awarded to medical students whose ambition is to specialize and work in this field.
Children with special needs and their families are among the most vulnerable groups in society and in need of continuous support at the individual and institutional level. We recognize this need as critical and will support projects and programs aimed at dignified and quality care for them and their families. The Foundation aims to provide resources for materials, consumables and equipment to centers that care for children with special needs, will assist in conducting specialized training courses for social workers and volunteers involved in this type of work. We believe that the criterion for adequate public attitude towards children with special needs is to ensure the availability of a wide range of services and benefits for them and their families, especially for those who have limited financial and material resources.
Up to 5 000 leva to help organizations respond quickly to unforeseen crises that critically affect their organization and constituency. Grants are NOT to be used for ongoing program work (including expenses the organization should have anticipated), for financial crisis or funding shortfalls, or because the group missed a funding deadline.
Period: February – May 2020
The project supports the realization of a TV documentary film for the Bulgarian National Television, dedicated to the restored library in the city of Alexandria, Egypt.
Beneficiary: Bulgarian National Television
Budget: BGN 4,000
Period: April 2020
Purchase and provision of consumables to provide preventive conditions for residents of the Longevity Home for the Elderly during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Recipient: Home for old people “Longevity”, Darvenitsa district, Sofia
Donated amount: BGN 5,000
Period: March-April 2020
Purchase and presentation of personal protective equipment, consumables and rapid tests of 12 hospitals and institutions in Bulgaria to ensure anti-epidemic measures in the conditions of COVID-19.
Beneficiaries: Sofia Regional Health Inspectorate, Pirogov University Hospital, Alexandrovska University Hospital, Queen Joanna University Hospital – ISUL, Mother’s Home Hospital, St. Anna University Hospital – Sofia, St. George University Hospital – Plovdiv “Sveta Marina-Varna”, Dobrich Hospital, Pazardzhik Hospital, “POLYMED” – Sofia, “Cardiolife” – Varna.
Total amount of the donation: 220 800 BGN
Period: March-April 2020
Financial support for the establishment of the United Against COVID-19 Fund in support of coronavirus control measures in Bulgaria.
Beneficiary: The Bulgarian Donors’ Forum Foundation
Donated amount: BGN 50,000
Period: March – September 2020
The project covers the production of a documentary film dedicated to the XXVIII Bulgarian Antarctic Expedition, with thanks to Prof. Dr. Lachezar Tsotsorkov for his invaluable assistance in maintaining the base of Bulgaria in Antarctica.
Beneficiary: Bulgarian Antarctic Institute
Budget: BGN 6,700
Period: January – September 2020
The project focuses on the overall development of a mobile game aimed at developing critical thinking, teamwork and curiosity among a target group of students aged 8-12. Initial free access to the game is provided by downloading through the app platforms App Store and Google Play.
Artist: KVABA – digital studio for creating web games and AR / VR experiences
Budget: BGN 222,000
Period: December 2019
Supporting a project to create an accelerator at the American University in Blagoevgrad for the development of student teams.
Beneficiary: American University in Bulgaria
Budget: $ 5,000
Period: December 2019
Festive performance of the National Gymnastics team for the residents and guests of Panagyurishte on the occasion of the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Beneficiary: Bulgarian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation
Budget: BGN 20,000
Period: September-December 2019
The project financed the development of a concept and prototype of a game for children between the ages of 8 and 10, which aims to build key values in children, supporting their full development and positive attitude towards life.
Beneficiary: Arc Academy Association
Budget: BGN 23,160
Period: June – November 2019
The project aims to provide knowledge about global economic and financial risks to students and young managers. The main goal is to build crisis response capabilities and to develop skills for their effective management at the institutional, corporate and personal levels. The goal is to help strengthen the link between business and academic education.
Beneficiaries: New Bulgarian University
Budget: BGN 8,000
Period: October 2019
Musical performance-gift for the Panagyurishte public, which marks the 74th anniversary of the birth of the patron of the Foundation Prof. Dr. Lachezar Tsotsorkov.
Beneficiary: National Musical Theater “St. Makedonski” – Sofia
Budget: BGN 29,000
Period: September 2019 – June 2020
The project includes conducting educational programming in the town of Panagyurishte for free IT education for children between 4-7 grades and 8-12 grades in order to prepare students for the professions of the digital future.
Beneficiary: Telerik Academy Foundation
Budget: BGN 14,000