The Foundation of St. Francis of Assisi
was founded in the Czech Republic in 1993 to help the poorest of the poor and it
chose the Missionaries of Charity in India for distribution of its gifts. This Roman Catholic religious order was established by holy Mother Teresa. The sisters and brothers of this order not only work very selflessly for the poorest of the poor, but at the same time they live modestly in the Gospel poverty.
Since 1999 the Foundation has sent 34 containers with mostly medical aid. The cargo has exceeded 367,2 metric tons in total. This aid of worth of more than 101 millions of CZK (3.5 millions of EUR) has been delivered to the center of the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta. Bulk of the aid consists of medical material - bandages, gauze, cotton wool, hypodermic needles and syringes, infusion sets, pharmaceuticals, vitamins, grape sugar, disinfection, wheelchairs, crutches and others.
Elišky Krásnohorské 59, 618 00 Brno,
+420 608 879 663
Some administrative information about the Foundation
13. 7. 2020
The annual report 2019 (pdf, 4.5 MB, in Czech) is available.
25. 4. 2020
Letter of thanks for the 34th container from sr. Mercina.
19. 1. 2020
We got the message from sr. Mercina, that the cotainer arrived to Calcutta on December 27, 2019. The medical material is now being distributed into the various centers of Missionaries Charity spread over the whole India.
6. 11. 2019
The 34th container with medical aid was sent on October 24, 2019. The weight of the container is 8.8 metric tons and its value is approx. 90 000 EUR (2 293 913 CZK). The expected date of arrival to Calcutta is December 12, 2019.
A few photos from the loading of the container.
- Most of the administrative information is in Czech language.
However a limited information in English can be found at
(Access to Registers of Economic Subjects) run by Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.
Simply insert our registration number 48515566 in the field "Reg.No."
and press "Search" button.
The administrative costs of the Foundation represent about 6% of all contributions. This share is stable in time and it is substantially lower than 20% given by the statutes of the Foundation.