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"Volim Križevce" Foundation for Local Development and Solidarity (in Croatian: Zaklada za lokalni razvoj i solidarnost Volim Križevce) was established to develop philanthropy and other forms of social support to promote solidarity and protect human rights, understood in accordance with the fundamental charters and regulations of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and national legislation, as well as to support local development and promote social entrepreneurship.
About This Cause
"Volim Križevce" Foundation for Local Development and Solidarity " (in Croatian: Zaklada za lokalni razvoj i solidarnost Volim Križevce) came from the Civic Initiative "I love Križevci" which in early 2017 brought together citizens of Križevci, Croatia, and the surrounding area with a desire to jointly find solutions for the betterment and development of the city. The Facebook page of the initiative was then supported by more than a thousand Križevci men and women in the first 24 hours since its launch. The civic initiative was finally formalized in 2019 with the establishment of the Foundation, with the purpose of developing philanthropy and other forms of social support to promote solidarity and human rights, as well as to support local development and promote social entrepreneurship.
Local development means the development of local communities through support for citizens' initiatives and their formal forms of association, activities of individual natural and legal persons and active involvement of citizens in solving the problems of their communities.
Social entrepreneurship means entrepreneurship driven by both social and commercial goals, and managed jointly on democratic principles, which complements services of public interest, contributes to the balanced use and distribution of available resources for the benefit of the local community and promotes social cohesion and contributes to growth and development of social capital. .
The Foundation raises money and other forms of tangible and intangible support for local development activities and the promotion of solidarity and social entrepreneurship; allocates financial resources and other forms of tangible and intangible support to actors of local development, solidarity and social entrepreneurship, through transparent mechanisms; conducts public actions and trainings and organizes workshops, conferences and gatherings; awards student scholarships according to excellence and social criteria; organizes charity events and dinners, auctions, cultural and sports events; publishes printed and electronic publications and audiovisual works; develops cooperative relations at home and abroad.