Kulczyk Foundation

The Kulczyk Foundation is a private family foundation headquartered in Poland, founded by Grażyna Kulczyk, Dr. Jan Kulczyk, and Dominika Kulczyk in 2013. Together with its partners, the foundation fights against inequality affecting women and girls around the world. The goal of Kulczyk Foundation’s activities is to build a reality without any gender restrictions. The Foundation works with social partners in different parts of our globe, initiating changes with sustainable solutions. Since its creation, the Kulczyk Foundation has carried out international aid projects in 66 countries on 6 continents.

For some reason, the world is bringing about a revolution for itself and for us. Evidently it seeks to be different. The time has finally come for a new, more feminine version of the world. Patriarchy and machismo are becoming a thing of the past.

Women have the strength and determination to take the first step towards something better. Our role, our influence and our importance to the world is much greater than ever.

We are also much more aware of our impact on the world, which we are truly changing more than before. Change is a woman and a woman is very often the source of change!

Dominika Kulczyk
Dominika Kulczyk

Dominika Kulczyk

Dominika Kulczyk is an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. She is the Founder and President of the Kulczyk Foundation - foundation whose basic aim is to fight with the discrimination of women and girls all over the world. Through the foundation’s activity she supports and cooperates with Polish and international NGOs by implementing social changes based on balanced solutions which she calls "Domino Effect". Member of Foundry - an elite, international group of philanthropists, a part of Founders Pledge initiative. The initiator of the first in the world report on most efficient programs addressing period poverty globally. She is also the author of over 60 documentaries produced along with the CNN International (within "The CNN Freedom Project") and TVN Discovery (documentary series "Domino Effect") which tackle the problems of global discrimination and injustice. She is a supporter and promoter of UN Sustainable Development Goals and member of Programme Board of UN Global Compact Network Poland. The originator of the social campaign "Tenderness and Freedom" ("Czułość I Wolność") and a promoter of the idea of a sensitive revolution aimed at restoring the balance between the global position of women and men. She is the President of the Supervisory Board of Kulczyk Holding, the President of the Supervisory Board of Polenergia S.A., and the co-founder of the Values Consulting Group. In 2018 she was awarded with the Polish Order of the Smile (Order Uśmiechu) for the outstanding contribution towards working with children. Since 2015, she has been the ambassador of SOS Children’s Villages in Poland.

Dominika Kulczyk is a graduate in Sinology from the Department of Oriental Studies, and in Political Sciences from the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. She studied at the university in Shanghai and Beijing University. She also received her post graduate degree in strategic philanthropy organized by the Rockefeller Foundation.



We wish for a world in which every woman can draw on her inner strength and talents to realise her dreams and desires, following the path towards freedom, equality and independence.



The aim of our actions is creation of a world in which there are no legal, social, environmental and cultural gender-related limitations. We support the freedom of women in three spheres: Awareness, Body and Being. Each woman who fully realises her potential enables progress among all social groups.



We fight discrimination and injustice that affects women and girls all around the world. We develop and support long-term aid and education programmes that address the various forms and causes of exclusion. At the heart of our actions is an education which is free from limiting stereotypes and which aims to open minds.

Course of action

Course of action

We rely on the principle of the domino effect which consists of interventions that inspire and initiate a sequence of further results. The phenomenon causes the initial contribution of good to bring about an effect of good many times greater than the initial good action.

I want to support women's freedom in the spheres of awareness,
body and being.

Dominika Kulczyk

Our Team


Dominika Kulczyk - President of the Board


Joanna Maliszewska-Mazek - Director 

Wioleta Szafryna - Junior Manager

Anna Samsel - Junior Manager

Marta Bem - Junior Manager

Przemysław Wojciechowski - Senior Specialist 


Marta Bednarz - Director

Natalia Chodań - Senior Specialist 

Przemysław Bogusz - Specialist


Agnieszka Szewczyk - Junior Manager

Magda Łysakowska - Specialist 

Zofia Jankowska - Assistant of the Domino Effect Studio


Dominika Majchrzak - Director

Annual reports

100% the dedicated funds.

The foundation was founded in July 2013, and its official inauguration took place on February 11th, 2014.

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