Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility

Since its founding, RSJ has been a socially responsible company. We have been working to develop philanthropy in the Czech Republic, supporting non-profit organizations and projects that have a significant social impact. This general goal of fostering workplace giving and having RSJ shareholders donate large sums of money to charitable causes led in 2014 to the founding of the RSJ Foundation. Preference is given to long-term projects with a broad social impact and a holistic approach.

RSJ Foundation

The RSJ Foundation encourages thinking outside the box. We mainly support organizations in education, science and research, especially ones that bring a new approach to their field.

Our key interest lies in the field of healthy bio-psycho-social development in children and their education. We help to raise awareness on mental health care in children and youth. We support training for professionals and the general public, development of educational materials and activities that tie together different issues and make it easier for valuable information to access new contexts. We look for comprehensive solutions that can be put into practice.

We also focus on developing academic excellence in fields close to RSJ, especially mathematics, informatics and economics. In 2018, we sealed our long-term collaboration with the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, by signing a joint Statement of Cooperation.

Since 2014, the RSJ Foundation has supported projects worth more than CZK 100 million.

Workplace Giving

RSJ employees vote to choose their favorite charities for donating a portion of their benefits. RSJ has agreed to quadruple each employee donation. Currently, our staff supports the following organizations through the RSJ Foundation:

  • Helppes / Helpdog
    A center for training dogs for the disabled.
  • Fond ohrožených dětí / Children in Need Fund
    Emergency and short-term foster care.
  • Nadace Leontinka / Leontinka Foundation
    Helping children with vision impairment.
  • Nadace Národ dětem / Nation to Children Foundation
    Helping children hospitalized at the Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, and Motol University Hospital.
  • Parent Project
    A patient organization established by parents with children born with the Duchenne/Becker dystrophy and other rare pediatric neuromuscular diseases.
  • Smiling Crocodile
    Preschool and elementary school for children with multiple disabilities.

Other Supported Projects

In addition to the key areas, the RSJ Foundation also gives financial support to non-profit organizations that promote values, especially courage and responsibility, we also hold dear. These include, for example, the Anti-Corruption Endowment Fund, the Czech Center of the International PEN Club, or Dialog Jesennius – Resources for Oncology Patients.

For many years, we have given significant funding to the Neuron Fund for the support of science.

RSJ also supports various activities in arts and culture, for example, Strings of Autumn, a multi-genre international music festival, the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, or the Magdalena Kožená Fund that supports elementary music and art schools.