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 want the gifted children grow up in an inspiring environment and be able to fully develop their personality, intellect, and talents. That is why we support the healthy psychosocial development of children, strive for systemic changes in education and develop philanthropy.

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 150 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:

  • Dětské krizové centrum
    Help for vulnerable children and adolescents.
  • Helppes / Helpdog
    A center for training dogs for the disabled.
  • Fond ohrožených dětí / Children in Need Fund
    Emergency and short-term foster care.
  • Linka bezpečí
    Free counseling for children and young people in difficult life situations and in solving everyday problems.
  • 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.
  • Nevypusť duši
    Prevention and care of mental health.
  • 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, e. g. national festival Smetanova Litomyšl, the Bohuslav Martinů Institute, the multi-genre international music festival Struny Podzimu (now Prague Sounds), or the MenART project, a scholarship program for children and students gifted in the arts and their teachers, of which RSJ Investments is a proud patron.