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We are the SKODA AUTO Endowment Fund

How did it all start? We listen to people.

Our story began at the end of 2018, when the foundation was established to support and co-create the integrated development of the regions in which our founder has its production facilities. From the first moment, we have systematically implemented and supported public benefit initiatives in the Mladá Boleslav, Rychnov and Vrchlabí regions together with our partners. We are convinced that these are places with enormous potential that offer a pleasant place to live. The towns and villages in these regions boast a rich historical industrial and cultural tradition.

We believe that Mladá Boleslav, Rychnov and Vrchlabí are great places to work and live. But do most of their inhabitants think so too? We wanted to find out. First, we asked the citizens of the Boleslav region in a large survey "10 weeks for the New Boleslav region". The collection of ideas and suggestions was then carried out in other regions as well. The surveys have shown that people in our regions live well but have reservations about certain things. With your help, some of these reservations have been changed. But many more challenges are still ahead of us!

ŠKODA AUTO regions are located in beautiful areas whose attractiveness we can and want to take to a higher level, to help them become a model for other regions!

Škoda Auto has been operating in the Czech Republic for 125 years. Since its foundation, it has always tried to behave responsibly, supporting not only its employees, but also helping to create a good innovative environment for all inhabitants of cities and regions. It has also contributed to the creation of the New Boleslav, New Rychnov and New Vrchlabí platforms and initiatives, which bring together the efforts of the ŠKODA AUTO Foundation, towns and municipalities, the Central Bohemia and Hradec Králové Regions, the government and other partners to improve the quality of life in the regions.

People are at the heart of everything we do! They create values and influence the shape of our common region. All our activities are therefore directed towards the citizens of our regions.

Our aim is to contribute in particular to:

  • People were closer. We support the development of civil society. We target local organisations, associations and communities.

  • People felt safe. For example, we support the municipal police, show your children the risks of traffic and how to move around safely.

  • People were more active. We support the construction of sports fields, cycling trails, and cultural events.

  • People lived in an inspiring environment. We support the development of public space. We initiate the revitalization of historic buildings, we support the thoughtful development of urban green spaces.

  • People had a sense of security. We support those who are not able to look after themselves fully - we help to provide care for them and make their active involvement in life a priority.

Certainly, these are ambitious goals. But together with you, we can make it happen!

The SKODA AUTO Endowment Fund is here for all citizens who want to work together with us for a better future. Join us and together let's create a space that is good to live in.

We are also the recipients of the Quality Mark: Corporate Foundation award from the Donors' Forum.

This is an opportunity for us to move forward, to streamline our internal processes, our management and the transparency of our communication with the public, because these are exactly the areas in which the expert committee evaluated the Foundation.

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People in the Fund

  • Ladislav Kučera

    Ladislav Kučera

    Director of the Endowment Fund

  • Kristýna Dvořáková

    Kristýna Dvořáková

    Project Manager

  • Michal Čapek

    Michal Čapek

    Project Manager

  • Ondřej Novák

    Ondřej Novák

    Project Manager

  • Jan Kluger

    Jan Kluger

    Project Manager

Board of Directors

  • Michal Kadera

    Michal Kadera

    Chairman of the Management Board

  • Dana Němečková

    Dana Němečková

    Member of the Management Board

  • Martin Hrdlička

    Martin Hrdlička

    Member of the Management Board

  • Sandra Lacinová

    Sandra Lacinová

    Member of the Management Board

Supervisory Board

  • Klaus Zellmer

    Klaus Zellmer

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board

  • Maren Gräf

    Maren Gräf

    Member of the Supervisory Board

  • Bohdan Wojnar

    Bohdan Wojnar

    Member of the Supervisory Board

  • Christian Schenk

    Christian Schenk

    Member of the Supervisory Board

Annual Reports

Annual Reports

We are trying to dispel the notion that the annual report is a multi-page document full of numbers that few people finish. We take great care in our "annual reports". We even won 2nd place for it in the 2021 Donors Forum competition.

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