Green Foundation is a young Slovak program-based Foundation transcending Central Europe that primarily focuses on developing social innovation, adapting society to major challenges such as climate change, new technologies, and supporting young people’s civic engagement. Green Foundation is currently concentrating its attention on the program Roots & Shoots by Jane Goodall and development of coworking and community center of great ideas – Búdka 22.


The Green Foundation was established by entrepreneur and philanthropist Boris Zeleny on December 22, 2015, with the aim to develop his philanthropic activities in Slovakia. In 2016, the Foundation supported small projects such as the International Film Festival Ekotopfilm, TrashOut, or Your Buddy. (For more information on supported projects and how to apply for support).
In 2017, the Foundation has been restructured, along with a redesign of its identity.


  • Alexandra Korobová

    Executive Director

    Alexandra is responsible for the management of the foundation.

  • Martina Urbanova GF

    Martina Urbanová

    Manager of educational activities

    Martina is responsible for leading and developing the global education program Roots & Shoots in Slovakia. She graduated as a teacher and completed several internships abroad during her studies. They gained experience from various volunteer activities, especially in working with children and in organizing international events in non-profit organizations.

  • Tereza Kavalirova GF

    Tereza Kavalírová

    Program Coordinator and Lecturer Roots & Shoots

    Tereza is responsible for the  coordination side of the Roots & Shoots educational program. After graduating from high pedagogical school, she studied natural and cultural heritage management at the University of Denmark.
    She completed an internship in 2018 in Bali, where she focused on educating the local community through the foundation for the protection of endangered bird species of the island. She would now like to use her experience from Denmark and Indonesia in Slovakia.


  • Jan Kurka

    Chairman of the Board

  • Boris Zelený

    Founder and philanthropist

  • Michaela Ikrényi Lazarová


  • Andrea Chorváthová

    Trainer and lecturer