About the foundation

Our story began with the official registration at the Ministry of Interior on December 6, 2013 with a vision to be a strong and reliable partner. We were founded by our mother company Kia Motors Slovakia as a successor of corporate social responsibility in the Zilina region. While Kia wants to be a lifelong partner not only in the automotive industry, but also beyond these borders. Kia Foundation is therefore perceived as a tool for possibility of enriching the communities in which it operates.

Our ambition is not only to distribute the financial resources but we also want to support any changes that make our surroundings a better place to live in together. Kia Foundation´s vision is to be a strong, flexible, transparent, open and trustworthy partner in the fields where our assistance and help will be beneficial and welcome.

Our motto is – Let´s move the world together!

Annual report 2017 – Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation

Annual report 2016 – Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation

Kia Foundation is managed by Administration Board whose members are participating in approval of all processes, preparation of guidelines for the foundation and are especially here to provide help. All members of the Administration Board are also members of the Kia Motors Slovakia (KMS) company management.

Administration Board is represented by:

  • Dae-Sik Kim, Chairman of the Administration Board, President and CEO (Kia Motors Slovakia)
  • Jun Gyu Lee, Member of the Administration Board, CFO (Kia Motors Slovakia)
  • Vicepresident of Administration division (Kia Motors Slovakia)

Our activities are supervised by Supervisory Board that consists of professionals from KMS who assist with accounting, cost control and other services to ensure maximum financial transparency and trustworthiness towards our partners and public.

Supervisory Board is represented by:

  • K. J. Joo, Member of the Supervisory Board & Coordinator of Cost Control department (Kia Motors Slovakia)
  • Adriana Kociánová, Member of the Supervisory Board & Head of Accounting & Finance department (Kia Motors Slovakia)
  • Dušan Mizera, Member of the Supervisory Board & Head of Cost Control department (Kia Motors Slovakia)

Administrator

Administrator of the foundation is a person on the right chair who is managing foundation´s activities, is acting on behalf of foundation and is also the statutory body.

The first Administrator of Kia Foundation – Dušan Dvořák (Also Head of Public Relations department in Kia Motors Slovakia).

Kia Foundation employees

Our foundation employees are Lucia Hurajova and Michaela Shahbazi who are responsible for operation, administration and adjustment of the foundation processes. They are also contact persons whom you can get in touch with on behalf of grant schemes or any additional information.

We also fulfil the following values:

  • Customer: The customer is our ultimate recipient within the philanthropic and donor assistance. We provide the highest quality service, in our case transparent and personalized assistance, where the assistance is needed.
  • Challenge: There is no insurmountable barrier for us. We challenge every opportunity to make philanthropy flourish.
  • Cooperation: we focus on mutual communication and collaboration between all partners. We believe that together with our partners we will achieve a change.
  • People: We believe that not only the future of our organization but also of the Žilina region depends on the deepest belief and people’s ability to be a partner for our surroundings. We respect all differences between people.
  • Globallity: We respect the diversity of cultures, social statuses, fates and customs. We strive to become a strong and reliable foundation.

In addition to the fundamental values, we respect and support transparency, commitment to assist, both long-term and one-off partnerships, solidarity, ability to help in overcoming obstacles by the disadvantaged. We believe in social change and social inclusion. We are professionals but also people with good heart.

Code of Ethics presents a summary of principles expressing fundamental values of organizational culture and strategy of Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation. Each member of the Administration Board, Supervisory Board, Evaluation Committee, the employees of the Foundation and the permanent fellow workers of the foundation are governed by  ethical principles.

Any breach of the Code of Ethics may result in removal from the Administration Board, Supervisory Board, Evaluation Committee, or in termination of employment of the foundation employees, or in termination of other employment relationship.

Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation is strictly neutral to any political or religious parties.

 

If our foundation is a partner for your project and you will publish its logo, we ask that you use it according to the rules referred to in the included manual. In this section, you can also find our logo prepared for downloading and further use.

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In case of any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail info@nadaciakia.sk or via phone at 041/515 1523.

In form of direct money donation to the Kia Foundation bank account:

  • Account number: 3276396353/0200
  • IBAN: SK51 0200 0000 0032 7639 6353

In form of 2% assignation from the income tax of individuals or legal entities. Below you can find al of the necessary information for tax return which need to be filled in:

  • IČO/SID: 42349826 (SID nevypĺňame)
  • Právna forma: nadácia
  • Obchodné meno (názov): Nadácia Kia Motors Slovakia
  • Sídlo-ulica: Jána Nepomuckého
  • Súpisné/orientačné číslo: 1282/1
  • PSČ: 013 01
  • Obec: Teplička nad Váhom

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  • 5
    Sep
    2018
    smart-187696_1920

    (SK) Vzdelávací grantový program – Smart región 2018 OTVORENÝ

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    5
    Sep
    2018
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    (SK) Vzdelávací grantový program – Smart región 2018 OTVORENÝ

    Sorry, this entry is only available in Slovak.

  • 15
    Jun
    2018
    Slávnostné otvorenie pump-trackovej dráhy na Vodnom diele

    The city of Zilina and the Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation has opened a brand new pump track

    Zilina 15 June 2018 - Today the mayor of the city Zilina Igor Chroma, the president of KIA Motors Slovakia Dae-Sik Kim and a world champion in city biking Filip Polc together cut the tape opening a biking pump track in the centre of a newly built bike park situated in Vodne dielo Zilina. The designer of the track is Filip Polc and the KIA motors foundation Slovakia financed and realized his projec...

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    15
    Jun
    2018
    Slávnostné otvorenie pump-trackovej dráhy na Vodnom diele

    The city of Zilina and the Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation has opened a brand new pump track

    Zilina 15 June 2018 – Today the mayor of the city Zilina Igor Chroma, the president of KIA Motors Slovakia Dae-Sik Kim and a world champion in city biking Filip Polc together cut the tape opening a biking pump track in the centre of a newly built bike park situated in Vodne dielo Zilina. The designer of the track is Filip Polc and the KIA motors foundation Slovakia financed and realized his project.

    opening ceremony

    Today, the 180 meters long track has been opened to the public. Bikers are free to use it, as well as roller-skaters, children riding scooters or skateboarders. It is possible to ride without paddling on the specially designed track and to gain speed by tilting equilibrium – using relief and riding the waves and the curves. This way of controlling the bike reminds people of pumping, from which the name of the track was formed. Riding on the pump track helps to increase strength and stamina of bikers.

    “The Vodne dielo of Zilina is a perfect location for bikers and roller- skaters, who daily spend their free time actively here. Every single project, which widens the field of sport in our city is a big plus. And so I believe, that the new track is going to be a new unique attraction for everyone and it will attract a lot of fans.” said the mayor of Zilina Igor Chroma. The idea first occurred to Peter Zanicky, who initiated the project. Consequently, the city began to work on the project, which then the Kia Motors Foundation Slovakia realized, secured and financed paying 158693euros by means of the supplying firm Extreme sport fabric s.r.o.

    Filip Polc - majster sveta

    Filip Polc – world champion

    “This pump- track is proof that people have the constant need to get better, improve their abilities and overcome new challenges. The new sport areal is another successful activity of the Kia Motors foundation Slovakia and collaboration with the city of Zilina and partners such as Pumptrack Slovakia and various damn projects. Our goal is to support the youth and children and their abilities to do sport and by this lead them to a healthier lifestyle.” Said Dae- Sik Kim, chairman of the board of the KIA motors foundation Slovakia and the CEO of Kia Motors Slovakia.

    Kids practicing at pumptrack

    The pump- track can be also used by children not only by professional bikers. It is a safe way to learn how to ride the bike, skate, rollerskates or scooter better, “Every wave which you ride over, makes you faster and moves you forward. The pump-track really is a good way to train for everyone. The skill gained here is easily used in the streets of Zilina, but mainly in mountain terrain facilitating mountain biking greatly.” Explained Filip Polc, a champion in city biking, who held a bike show at the opening of the track. Professional instructors allowed primary school children of Zilina to practice correct biking techniques on the track throughout the whole day.

    In addition to the pump track, new benches (from which two are integrated), bicycle stands, bins, info boards and shelters have been placed in the area. The city of Zilina planted many greens in its surrounding area and throughout the year will upgrade its lighting, camera systems and will set up a stable wifi.

  • 8
    Jun
    2018
    Detská anglická univerzita

    Summer English Camp – registration closed

    Capacity filled out - thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to our new small students.   This summer as well, Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation organizes Children's English University (daily camp) in Gbelany - Education Center. The camp is free of charge for participants and will be held daily in four sessions: 1st session: 09. - 13. 07. 2018 (5 working days) 2nd session...

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    8
    Jun
    2018
    Detská anglická univerzita

    Summer English Camp – registration closed

    Capacity filled out – thank you for your interest, we are looking forward to our new small students.


     

    This summer as well, Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation organizes Children’s English University (daily camp) in Gbelany – Education Center. The camp is free of charge for participants and will be held daily in four sessions:

    • 1st session: 09. – 13. 07. 2018 (5 working days)
    • 2nd session: 16. – 20. 07. 2018 (5 working days)
    • 3rd session: 06. – 10. 08. 2018 (5 working days)
    • 4th session: 13. – 17. 08. 2018 (5 working days)

    Program of camp starts from 8:00 to 14:00, with the possibility to use the children’s daycare from 06:45 to 08:00 and the afternoon from 14:00 to 15:45.

    Location: Kia Motors Slovakia – Training center, Gbelany

    Participants: pupils of elementary schools from Žilina region aged 6 – 14 (condition is completed 1st year of elementary school)

    Participants are provided with:
    • bus transportation
    • insurance
    • professional supervision
    • catering
    • English speaking lecturers

    All enrolled children will pass an entrance test and based on results they will be divided into individual groups.
    To sign up for your child, please fill in the Application Form (download here) and Agreement of the production and use of image and media recordings (download here).

    The Application form and the Agreement of the production and use of images and media records should be scanned and sent to the email address kiakemp2018@gmail.com no later than June 28, 2018 (please note that the number of places is limited and the organizer operates on first come – first serve basis).

    For further questions, please contact: kiakemp2018@gmail.com

    Thank you, we are looking forward!

     

    Fresh GDPR document for download

  • 11
    May
    2018
    Youth athletics Turany

    Children and youth of Zilina region will be able to do more sports thanks to the Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation

    11th May 2018- Thanks to the KIA motor foundation Slovakia, there are going to be more sport activities in the Zilina region. In the employee grant program Sport in region 2018, 104 projects will be supported by a final sum of 199939,67euros. Due to the support of the foundation, tournaments, trainings at schools, summer sport camps will be organized as well as equipment in clubs will be improved....

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    11
    May
    2018
    Youth athletics Turany

    Children and youth of Zilina region will be able to do more sports thanks to the Kia Motors Slovakia Foundation

    11th May 2018- Thanks to the KIA motor foundation Slovakia, there are going to be more sport activities in the Zilina region. In the employee grant program Sport in region 2018, 104 projects will be supported by a final sum of 199939,67euros. Due to the support of the foundation, tournaments, trainings at schools, summer sport camps will be organized as well as equipment in clubs will be improved. The most popular sport is football, although the project includes all kinds of sport such as fitness, table tennis, fireman training, running, tennis, dance, biking, martial arts, swimming or even chess and figure skating.

    Children and young adults will not only be able to do sport in big cities such as Zilina, Martin or Liptovsky Mikulas but also in smaller villages such as Zaborie in the region of Martin which only has 165 citizens.

    In this year, 220 projects were introduced to the program by organizations, schools or villages in contribution with the employees of KMS. The commitment of employees was one of the main conditions for the program to work. The grant program gives the employees an opportunity to support activities and organizations, in which they believe or feel close to, or simply those that they recommend to support  because they believe that they are worth paying attention to.

    Youth athletics Turany

    Youth athletics Turany

    “Because of a large number of introduced projects, we decided that we will support projects which haven’t received funds or financial support in the last 2 years, so that we support new organizations and activities. These projects must of course fulfill basic criteria, such as realization and activity in Zilina region, ability to fit into the budget and having the final group of children and youth below 18 years old. It was also important for the focus of the project to be in harmony with the goals of the grant challenge.” Said Dusan Dvorak, manager of the KIA Motors foundation Slovakia.

    All projects, that fit the criteria, were being drawn randomly on the 27th of April 2018 with witnesses being present. The manager of the foundation and two employees of KMS drew the 104 previously mentioned projects which will be supported throughout the year 2018.

    The most common among the chosen organizations are civic associations, sport clubs, villages and primary schools. They will get financial aid for sport equipment, materials, tournaments or races.

    Within the project “we enjoy football!”  the city of Liptovsky Mikulas wants to allow a group of children between the ages of 12 to 15 years from a socially disadvantaged background of a gypsy settlement Hlboke to meaningfully use their free time and fully stay committed to an activity during which they bond and which they like- football. “While working with children it is impossible not to notice their enthusiasm towards football. Therefore, football is the right path to lead these children towards a meaningful way to spend their free time. The enthusiasm towards football is important, but due to the fact that these children come from socially unstable families and background, they don’t have the same opportunities as the majority of kids. Some of these kids sometimes don’t even have proper shoes for the sport activities and their financial state is not good enough to buy sport equipment or pay for a football club” writes Jana Sontelecan, a community worker about the project. They will use the financial aid to buy football jerseys, proper shoes but also equipment such as footballs, goals or medals for competitions.

    Supporting sport in region

    Supporting sport in region

    From the sports floorball is also gaining popularity, which is also supported by these projects. Mainly schools offer this sport to children as a new, interesting alternative for movement and since they don’t have floorball equipment, they joined the grant program.

    “Floorball is getting more popular among children. It has already caught up if not become more popular than most indoor sports. Floorball has high potential and we want to use it to the fullest and move it forward. Our students have the will to play, look forward to the trainings and play from the heart and with a great passion. It is important to support their interests” says Ivana Ivankova, the substitute of the headmaster of the primary school Bela- Dulice who also teaches physical education.

    The rather interesting sport is fishing. It is being supported by the project Childrens fishing races Parnicky swimmer. “if you want to know how many skillful workers are growing up in Orava and how good they look by the water, come and see it through your own eyes” write the substitutes of the civic association Parnicky fisherman. These are the only races of their kind in the North of Slovakia that take place during the summer holidays.


Grant programs

Smart region – Education 2018

New grant for primary schools in the Zilina region for the support of technical and language education is open until September 17, 2018. For more information on where and how to apply, visit http://www.nadaciakia.sk/#news-detail-875

Sport in the region 2018

This year, out of the 220 projects accepted we managed to draw an interesting mix of activities focused on the development of sports in the Zilina region. Children and teenagers under the age of 18 will have a big choice – KMS Foundation will support classic sport activities just like soccer, basketball, tennis, increasingly popular floor-ball, but also more unusual sport activities just like fishing, figure skating, dancing, go karts and chess. The entire list can be found here: supported projects 2018

Volunteering 2018

In a grant program focused on the development of volunteering in the Zilina region, we can all engage in these activities to help our community: supported projects volunteering 2018

 

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Contact telephone number:

041/515 1523 or 0904/970 100

Contact person:

Lucia Hurajova – Project coordinator

Michaela Shahbazi – Project coordinator

Post address and billing information:

Nadácia Kia Motors Slovakia

Sv. Jána Nepomuckého 1282/1

013 01 Teplička nad Váhom

IČO: 42349826

DIČ: 2024083215

Bank account number:

3276396353/0200

IBAN: SK51 0200 0000 0032 7639 6353