Our Mission

The Polgár Foundation was founded in 2007 by economist András Polgár with the aim to stand by the most vulnerable part of society. In August 2008, he received the Knight's Cross Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary for his initiatives.

The work of the Foundation is also greatly supported by the board of trustees, made up of the following members: Dr. Júlia Király, vice-president of the National Bank of Hungary; Angéla Kóczé, sociologist; Dr. Judit Szőke, jurist, educator; Dr. Péter Felcsuti, president of Hungarian Banking Association, and chief executive officer of Raiffeisen Bank Zrt; Dr. György Virág, executive manager of the National Institute of Criminology; and Tamás Polgár, academic researcher.

The two central aims of the Foundations are to decrease the level of prejudice and discrimination against the Roma people, and to improve the life circumstances of Rome people living in the most remote areas. In order to realize its mission, the Foundation aims to act as a mediator organization. Based on its chosen values, established tools, mechanics and sources, the Foundation feels capable, in order to improve life chances, to research and follow new paths, make efficient use of available funding.

Donations and updates
You can support our programmes by donating an amount to our banking account at Raiffeisen Bank, account number HU12010501-01072910-00100009. At this time, we can accept donations in Hungarian Forints only. Thank you!
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