Bank Millennium Foundation programs
Social programs are chiefly run through the Bank Millennium Foundation and pertain to three areas: financial education, culture and volunteerism. Supporting innovation and economic events as well as supporting academic education are an important area of the Bank’s commitment.
The social programs run by the Bank Millennium Foundation focus on three areas:
Our programs aim to advance knowledge about types of art and how to invest in art and to promote the accomplishments of young Polish artists. In 2016, the Bank Millennium Foundation served as a patron to two educational events:
Warsaw Art Fair
Warsaw Art Fair – an important artistic event attracting a broad group of art lovers. This year, roughly 50 handpicked Polish and international galleries and antique shops exhibited nearly 1,000 works of art. This is the only event during which one may view and buy works of contemporary classics and successful young artists. Artistic workshops for children and expert lectures on the art market and investing in art accompanied this event.
Youthful Art Compass
Youthful Art Compass – is a regular ranking of young Polish artists. The fundamental role played by Compass, in addition to education, is to engage in efforts to build a professional art market in Poland. Collectors, artists, owners of galleries and auction houses and investors treat this ranking as a source of valuable information about the position of young artists. The Bank Millennium Foundation also funded an award for the winner of the ranking.
Bartosz Kokosiński – Youthful Art Compass laureate
Educational articles in the national media accompanied these two events, thereby making it possible to reach a higher number of recipients.
The Foundation runs a program called Millantrop in which grants are awarded through contests for Bank employees to run social campaigns. Projects concerning financial education and entrepreneurial development, intergenerational projects, projects for children and youth, projects supporting persons at risk of social exclusion and environmental protection may be submitted under this contest. Those campaigns in which many volunteers are involved, with the highest number of beneficiaries and with a long-term impact on the local community have the greatest chances of winning. In 2016, the Foundation awarded 4 grants to carry out volunteer projects.
Projects in the Bank Millennium Foundation’s grant contest
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Bank employees aged over 55 took part in the Engine for Change (Lokomotywa Zmian) program carried out by the Volunteerism Center Association.
The purpose of the program was to activate and develop its participants and use their experience for public activism purposes.
Program participants were offered training and consulting that inspired them to devise a concept and a method for implementing their idea for public activism in volunteerism. The project ended in 2016 with the execution of 3 social programs.