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.


  • Matúš Stračiak

    Executive Director

    +421 908 696 641

    Matúš is responsible for the management of the foundation.

  • Simona Kuciaková

    Project Manager

    +421 948 419 929

    Simona is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Roots & Shoots International Education Program. She graduated in Ecology and Aesthetics at Masaryk University in Brno. She completed her Internship program in Pilsen in 2015 – in the European Capital of Culture and in Pěstuj Prostor, where she was involved in different community projects. She has also been involved in various forms of volunteering both at home and abroad and is interested in participatory approaches to education.

  • Ladislav Biro

    Program Lecturer

    Ladislav is a lecturer of the Roots & Shoost Slovakia. In his career in the last 10 years he has been involved in environmental education and education for a sustainable life. In cooperation with mayors, farmers and volunteers, he planted about 5,000 trees in the country within past 5 years. He has extensive experience with participatory planning methods in a cultural landscape which have contributed to the sustainability of the projects implemented. He studied at the Technical University of Zvolen at the Department of Planning and Landscape Design.

  • Katarína Fisherová

    Project Manager

    +421 948 305 389

    Katka is the project manager of the Academy of  Social Economics.

  • Eva Alexyova GF

    Eva Alexyová

    Manager of Community House Búdka 22

    +421 911 942 000

    Eva takes care of the foundation house “Búdka 22”, community and rent.


  • Jan Kurka

    Chairman of the Board

  • Boris Zelený

    Founder and philanthropist

  • Michaela Ikrényi Lazarová


  • Andrea Chorváthová

    Trainer and lecturer

  • Richard Medal

    Director of the Center for Environmental Activities