The Educational Enterprise Foundation was established in May 1991 by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and the State Treasury represented by the Minister – the Head of the Council of Ministers Office. In September 1997 the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and the State Treasury appointed the Foundation Council, the body supervising its operation.


In the years 1995-2002 the Foundation was financed only by the American partner: in the years 1995-2000 by the Polish-American Enterprise Fund and since 2001 it has been financed by the Polish-American Freedom Foundation that was established.

Since 2002, apart from the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, among the partners who finance operation of the Educational Enterprise Foundation there have also been prestigious Polish organizations and institutions participating in implementation of the Bridge Scholarships Programme.

The Polish-American Freedom Foundation, the L. Kronenberg Bank Foundation, Narodowy Bank Polski as well as the Narodowy Bank Polski Foundation have been the sponsors of prizes in the Entrepreneurship, Finance and Management Competition since its very beginnings.

In the years 2004-2013 the Foundation conducted an academic scholarships programme co-financed by non-state universities and colleges.


Since 1991 the Educational Enterprise Foundation has been supporting the higher education contributing to entrepreneurship development and creation of the intellectual capital. We have always considered actions resulting in an easier access to and quality of higher education our prime goal. Since 2002 we have been involved mainly in implementation of scholarship programmes for students.

Since our establishment we have spent PLN 101,5 mln on implementation of educational initiatives, including PLN 78,5 mln on funding 41 thousand of different types of scholarships. Over 57 thousand of people have participated in our programmes.