United text including changes made on 7.03.2005 

Chapter I
General Provisions


  1. “BORDERLAND” Foundation (hereafter called the Foundation) was established by the representatives of the Polish culture, art and science (hereafter called the Founders) on 23rd February 1990 by a notarial act attested by the Notary Public Office in Poznań, at No. A.II. 1261/90. The list of founders is enclosed in the Statute Appendix. 
  2. The legal basis for the activities of the Foundation is determined by the provisions of the Foundations Act of 6th April 1984 and the present Statute. 
  3. The Foundation has legal personality. 


The Foundation operates on the territory of Poland and abroad in agreement with the current legislation. 


The Headquarters of the Foundation is the town of Sejny, Podlaskie Province. 


The Foundation uses its official round seal bearing the name: “Fundacja Pogranicze”. The seal may include the emblem of the Foundation. 


The supervising agency for the Foundation is the Ministry of Culture and Art. 

Chapter II
Foundation Aims and Objectives


  1. The main purpose of the Foundation is to conduct research and promote the cultures of the borderlands of the former and the contemporary Polish Republic and conduct comparative studies with cultures of other countries. 
  2. The Foundation offers its services to artists, creators and researchers of culture from Poland and abroad. 
  3. The Foundation’s activities are based on the idea of dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation between nations. 


The main aims of the Foundation are: 

  1. research and practice of the traditional cultures of the borderlands, 
  2. initiating all forms of creative coexistence and dialogue between various cultures of the ethnic minorities living on the territory of the Polish Republic. 
  3. formation of a multifaceted image of borderland among Poles, neighboring nations and public opinion in the world. 
  4. putting into effect the idea of the borderland of arts, and thus creating conditions for common interaction and coexistence of various types of artistic creation, such as: theater, music, fine arts, etc. 
  5. attracting to the Foundation’s mission a wide group of creators, artists, scholars and activists from Poland and abroad, 
  6. seeking, saving from destruction and oblivion and extending care over borderland cultural artifacts, valuable to all the ethnic minorities of the Polish Republic. 


  1. The Foundation realizes its aims by:
    1. constant and varied artistic and educational work, 
    2. promotive activities in Poland and abroad, 
    3. organization of meetings, seminars, workshops, 
    4. animatory and service activities for the benefit of society, 
    5. creation and the accumulation of documentation, 
    6. founding scholarships, 
    7. granting donations and grants-in-aid to corporate entities and private persons from Poland and abroad, 
    8. cooperation with institutions and cultural and scientific organizations in Poland and abroad, 
    9. conducting its publishing programme, 
    10. rendering support to, including financing of, the projects related to the above-mentioned activities. 
  2. The Foundation doesn’t conduct its own business activities.

Chapter III


The Foundation’s governing bodies are The Foundation Council (hereafter called the “Council”) and the Foundation Management Board (hereafter called the “Management Board”). 


  1. The Foundation Council consists of at least 3 members. The Council Members can not simultaneously be Members of the Management Board. 
  2. The term of office of the Council lasts 5 years. The title of Council Member of the Foundation may be extended to next terms of office. 
  3. Council Members are appointed and recalled by the Council. 
  4. The membership in the Council expires on: 
    1. the end of the term of office,
    2. the resignation submitted to the Chairman of the Council, in the case of the Chairman submitted to two Council Members,
    3. the recalling of Member by the Foundation Council.
  5. Competences of the Foundation Councils include, first of all:
    1. supervision of the activities of the Foundation,
    2. appointment and recalling of the President and Members of the Management Board,
    3. evaluation of the work of the Management Board, reception of annual reports and granting the vote of acceptance to the Management Board,
    4. election of the Chairman of the Foundation Council,
    5. changes in its own composition,
    6. evaluation of the realization the aims of the Foundation,
    7. initiation of new forms of the realization of the Foundation’s aims and tasks,
    8. granting approval to introducing changes in the statute,
  6. The Council undertakes decisions in the form of resolutions which can be passed also as a circulatory resolution. Resolutions are passed by a majority vote with the participation of at least half of the permanent Members the Council. In the event of a tied vote the decisive will be the vote of the Chairman. The decisions concerning the issues mentioned at point 5 are taken by the Foundation Council openly in the form of a resolution. On motion of at least one Council Member the resolutions concerning the matters mentioned at Clause 5 points d) and e) will be passed by secret ballot.
  7. At any moment Founders of the Foundation have the right to submit a written declaration to the Chairman of the Council – informing about their wish to participate in the Council on prerogatives of a Council Member, including the right to vote and pass resolutions. The Chairman of the Council will take action necessary to make possible the participation of the Founders in the Council. The Founders who sit on the Council based on the above-mentioned written statement and not as result of the Council’s appointment are not included in the composition of the permanent Council. The prerogatives granted to the Founders described in the current Clause are vested only to those Founders who at the moment of filing the above-mentioned declaration are not members of other bodies of the Foundation.
  8. The operating mode of the Council is defined by the Regulations adopted by the Council.

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  1. The Management Board consists from one to five persons including the President of the Management Board. The Management Board is appointed for a five-year term of office. The term of office of the Management Board elected in 2002 will be completed by the end of 2008. The membership in the Management Board can be continued in the consecutive terms of office. 
  2. The election of the President of the Management Board as well as other members of the Management Board is performed by the Council. 
  3. The membership in the Management Board terminates on:
    1. the end of the term of office,
    2. submitting of Member’s resignation to the Chairman of the Council,
    3. dismissal by the Council.
  4. A Member of the Management Board can be contracted based on a job contract or a civil law contract. Such contracts are signed with the President of Management Board by the Chairman of the Foundation Council, when motioned by the Foundation Council; with other Members of the Management Board the contract is signed by the President of the Management Board or proxy appointed by a resolution of the Foundation Council.
  5. The Management Board manages the activities of the Foundation and represents it outside. A declaration of intent on behalf of the Foundation can be performed by: (a) The President of the Management Board or two members of the Management Board acting together or by one Member of the Board and a proxy designated by a resolution of the Management Board, (b) proxies acting within their delegated powers.
  6. To particular tasks of the Management Board belong:
    1. undertaking decisions in all matters not delegated to the competences of other bodies;
    2. submitting the annual report on the Foundation activities for the preceding working year to the Foundation Council by 30 September each year;
    3. maintaining the list of donors;
  7. The Management Board undertakes decisions in the form of resolutions which can be undertaken also as circulatory resolutions. Resolutions are passed by majority vote at the participation of at least half of the Members. In the event of tied vote decisive will be the vote of the President of the Management Board.
  8. To evaluate the Foundation’s activities the Management Board may designate task teams from among research workers or participants in the given field and commissions them for the realization of a particular evaluation.
  9. The operating mode of the Management Board is defined by the Regulations adopted by the Board.

Chapter IV 
The Foundation Assets


  1. The assets of the Foundation constitute financial means and assets acquired by the Foundation. 
  2. The funds for the realization the aims of the Foundation and its activities come from: 
    1. subsidies and grants,
    2. earnings from active and capital assets and property rights, particularly bonds and other commercially available financial instruments,
    3. donations, bequests and legacies,
    4. proceeds from public events and collections organized after obtaining appropriate licences,
    5. capital interests and deposit accounts,
    6. other allowed by law earnings.
  3. The funds mentioned in 2 can be utilized for the realization of all aims of the Foundation unless donors decide otherwise.


  1. The Foundation will be liquidated in the case of exhaustion of its financial resources and assets. The critical point in time determining the liquidation caused by the lack of financial resources will be the moment when further continuation of the activities of the Foundation will cause insolvency. 
  2. The resolution on liquidation undertakes the Council of the Foundation. If the Council of the Foundation in the resolution mentioned above in 1 will not appoint official liquidators, the liquidation of the Foundation will be conducted by the Management Board. 
  3. The financial resources remaining after the liquidation will be transferred for the benefit of other non-profit NGOs working on the territory of Poland realizing aims similar to the aims of the Foundation. 
  4. The Management Board notifies the Minister of the Culture and Art about the 


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Oferta edukacyjna

Darowizny uzyskane przez Fundację Pogranicze

W związku z otrzymaniem darowizn, na podstawie art. 18 ust. 1f, pkt 2 ustawy z dnia 15 lutego 1992 r. o podatku dochodowym od osób prawnych (Dz. U. z 2011 r. Nr 74, poz. 397, ze zmianami), Fundacja Pogranicze podaje do publicznej informacji, że łączna kwota uzyskana z tego tytułu w okresie od 01.01.2017 r. do 31.12.2017 r. wyniosła 292.029,67 zł.

W 2017 roku Fundacja uzyskała również kwotę 12.221,60 zł w formie wpłat z 1% podatku.

Otrzymane darowizny Fundacja Pogranicze w całości przeznaczyła na realizację działań statutowych.

Towarzystwo Inwestycji Społeczno – Ekonomicznych S.A. w Warszawie udzieliło nam pożyczki na zamknięcie inwestycji oraz pomogło zorganizować montaż finansowy przy współpracy z Polskim Bankiem Spółdzielczym w Ciechanowie dla zapewnienia pełnej płynności przy prowadzeniu inwestycji związanej z rewitalizacją zabytkowego kompleksu dworskiego w Krasnogrudzie, w którym powstaje Międzynarodowe Centrum Dialogu.

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