The foundation named ‘Fundacja Brat dla Brata’ hereinafter referred to as the Foundation, established by Robert Binkowski hereinafter referred to as the Founder under a notary deed by notary public Violetta Sawicka at notary public office in Turek on 16 March 2017 operates pursuant to Polish regulations and these Articles of Association.
The spiritual patron of the Foundation is Saint Albert Chmielowski patron of the poor and Holy Father Francis.
1. The Foundation has a legal personality.
2. The registered office of the Foundation is in Turek.
3. The Foundation has been established for an indefinite period of time.
4. The Foundation operates in the territory of the Republic of Poland but it may operate outside of the Republic of Poland to the extent necessary to pursue its goals adequately.
5. The Foundation is supervised by the minister for families.
The Foundation may establish badges and medals and award them and other awards to natural and legal persons who rendered service to the Foundation.
1. The Foundation uses stamps with its identification details.
2. The president and two vice-presidents have name stamps.
GOALS AND POLICIES OF THE FOUNDATION
The goals of the Foundation are:
1. To help lone and ill people (including depressed and suicidal people).
2. To help addicts (including alcohol, drug, gambling, sex, and computer addicts).
3. To help people who are intimidated and suffer from workplace mobbing.
4. To aid married women and men (help with issues caused by psychological abuse of physical violence).
5. To promote the development of civil society, local communities, and marginalised groups and environments, promote cultural and social civic activity, activities for equalising opportunities for weak groups or those at risk of social exclusion, in particular, such groups as: ethnic, national, and religious minorities and other groups at risk of discrimination.
6. To develop academic, cultural, political, and social relationships among representatives of various communities.
7. To help with all issues relevant to modern people.
The Foundation pursues its goals through:
1. Direct meetings with those in need of general support.
2. Referring those in need to such experts as a lawyer (civil and canonical law), psychologist, psychiatrist, clergyman, exorcist, or doctor
3. Organising training courses, lectures, and academic conferences within the scope of Foundation’s activities.
4. Promoting democracy ideals and active protesting against human rights abuse.
5. Membership in organisations with the goals stated in their articles of association similar to those of the Foundation.
6. Work with local and central governments, non-governmental organisations, parishes, and other organisations with the goals stated in their articles of association or other fundamental documents similar to those of the Foundation to the extent specified in the goals of the Foundation.
The Foundation may support the activity of other persons and institutions that achieve their goals and thus the goals of the Foundation.
ASSETS AND INCOME OF THE FOUNDATION
Foundation’s assets are its funding capital of PLN 1000 (one thousand złotys) and other property acquired by the Foundation.
The income of the Foundation may come, in particular, from:
1. donations, inheritance, bequests;
2. subsidy, subventions, and grants;
3. income from Foundation’s assets;
4. bank interests;
5. collections and public events.
The income of the Foundation will be in whole allocated for its goals set in the Articles of Association.
GOVERNING BODIES OF THE FOUNDATION
The governing body of the foundation is the Management Board of the Foundation.
MANAGEMENT BOARD OF THE FOUNDATION
1. The Management Board of the Foundation consists of 3 to 5 people appointed by the Founder for three-year terms, including the president, senior vice-president, and junior vice-president.
2. Members of the Management Board may serve for multiple terms.
3. The president of the Management Board is appointed and dismissed by the Founder.
4. Members of the Management Board are dismissed by the Founder.
5. Membership of the Management Board of the Foundation ceases upon:
a) the submission of a written resignation by a member of the Management Board to the Founder.
b) death of a member of the Management Board.
c) a member of the Management Board being finally sentenced for a criminal offence committed intentionally.
1. The Management Board controls the activities of the Foundation and represents it before third parties.
2. Tasks of the Management Board include in particular:
a) management of the daily activities of the Foundation;
b) pursuit of the goals set in the Articles of Association;
c) adoption of annual action plans for the Foundation and financial plans;
d) adoption of policies;
e) managing Foundation’s assets;
f) determining the personnel size and funds for Foundation employee remuneration;
g) making decisions regarding any matters other bodies are not authorised to control;
h) accepting donations, inheritance and bequests, subventions, and subsidies;
i) requesting and approving amendments in Foundation’s Articles of Association, a merger with another foundation, and dissolution of the Foundation.
3. The Management Board takes decisions as resolutions during meetings by a regular majority vote by its members present at the meeting.
4. All members of the Management Board must be notified of a meeting. A notification by e-mail is acceptable.
5. The Management Board may appoint attorneys in fact to manage a separate domain under Foundation’s tasks.
6. The Management Board of the Foundation convenes at least once a year as motioned by the president of the Management Board.
7. Members of the Management Board may be in an employment relationship with the Foundation.
8. Members of the Management Board may receive remuneration for their functions.
9. Each member of the Management Board may represent the Foundation before third parties separately.
10. Matters related to assets require a signature of a member of the Management Board.
AMENDMENTS TO THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
The Articles of Association of the Foundation may be amended by the Management Board of the Foundation by an absolute majority of votes. The amendments may relate to the goals of the Foundation set in the Articles of Association.
MERGER WITH ANOTHER FOUNDATION
1. The Foundation may merge with another foundation for the effective pursuit of its goals.
2. The merger with another foundation may not take place if it resulted in a possible modification of the goal of the Foundation.
The decision-making body for a merger with another foundation is the Management Board of the Foundation.
These Articles of Association shall become effective on the date they are recorded with the Registry Court.
1. Foundation dissolution is decided by the Founder.
2. Property left after the dissolution of the Foundation shall be allocated to goals identical or similar to those of the Foundation.
Should the Founder pass away, their competencies provided for in the Articles of Association shall be taken over by the senior vice-president.