Since the establishment of the DRFG Investment Group we have been trying to help. We support a variety of social, cultural and sports projects. Entrepreneurship is not only a tough business; it also has its human side and a broader social extent. We care about the beauty of public space, and we penetrate it with futuristic architecture, collections of modern art, top level fashion, excellent central European cuisine and with other means. However, there has already come a moment when we should unify and internationally anchor our diverse support activities. That is why we have established the DRFG Foundation.
Everything begins with an encounter (Pope Francis). The DRFG Foundation is an open space for all who want to help to develop our region. Together we can achieve much more. And how to start – we only have to meet each other. Meetings and encounters enrich and bring together, help to identify who is unique and in what field he/she excels. The encounter is a fundamental method of development, an essential condition for personal and social growth. That is why we also support Meeting Brno Festival that is inspired by Meeting Rimini, a festival of friendship among nations. Meeting Brno brings distinctive personalities to Moravia, opens the region to the world and expands mutual understanding.
We are inspired by the best. And more than that. Via the DRFG Foundation an international association Compagnia delle opere (www.cdo.org) enters the Czech Republic. The association brings together more than 35,000 commercial and non-profit companies from 19 countries on five continents. Compagnia delle opere applies Christian social doctrine in practice, and belongs to the world’s main protagonists of so called “civil economy” – when making decisions, in addition to profit, it takes into consideration the common good. Actually, it fulfils a credo of Tomáš Baťa, according to whom “a great man” thinks not only about himself and his family, but “he works in such manner that his work can bring a benefit to others, his surrounding and potentially to the entire country”.
Rooted in Moravia, open to Europe and the world. As an investment group we arise from Moravia. We are aware of its glorious past, traditions and enormous potential for the future. The development of Moravia is our first concern. We are used to doing things properly. We can help the best where we know it well.
We help by what we are really good at. We do not only want to “give money”- to develop the others we offer our own competencies (“venture philanthropy”), and we prioritize long lasting partnerships. As we know our way around the world of money and at the same time we know that many people could ruin their lives if they do not handle their money with care, we strive to raise financial literacy. For instance together with Yourchance.cz we educate children in schools and in children’s homes.