The Mission of the Thomas Bata Foundation


”Through support of culture, education and young people develop society values

and entrepreneurial spirit, thanks to which the name of Bata became famous.”

The Thomas Bata Foundation was founded in 1997 by Thomas J. Bata, with the aim of supporting useful projects and expanding social values. Today, the foundation´s major activities include:

- Bata Heritage

- Student Programmes

- Science

- Culture and Community Development

- Renting of the Bata Villa