The Mission of the Thomas Bata Foundation


To perpetuate the values of community and entrepreneurship

that are synonymous with the Bata name through the support

of culture, education and youth.”

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