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About the Foundation

Our projects help teachers at Czech public primary schools introduce more inspiring approaches in the classroom. Astute secondary-school students from disadvantaged backgrounds get the chance to study at Open Gate’s eight-year grammar school, and determined university students gain experience in an international setting.

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Open Gate School

We are committed to helping as many children and young people as possible gain access to an education which can develop their full potential. Because only this can prepare them for a new world.

We are active mainly in the Czech Republic. We believe that for our work to be as effective as possible, we need to lend a hand in the place we know best.

It is important for us to see the bigger picture and the outcomes at the end of the chain. We want to know not only the purpose of our aid but also how it will reach the recipient. It is essential for us to support specific projects we are familiar with and where we know what is happening, why, and how. Donating money to an anonymous pool of charity and not knowing what eventually becomes of it is out of the question. Our approach requires a lot of our energy and time, but it is worth it.

Our philanthropy is not fuelled by a desire for public recognition. On the contrary, charity is inherently private – we do not dress it up in marketing to score points.

Renáta a Petr Kellnerovi

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Renáta Kellnerová

Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Trustees

Renáta Kellnerová and The Kellner Family Foundation help academically gifted, motivated children from disadvantaged social backgrounds and young people with a strong interest in getting a top university education. Renáta and the Foundation’s team also work hard to improve the quality of public primary school education in the Czech Republic.

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Petr Kellner

Petr Kellner was one of the founders of PPF Group and long managed its strategic development and direction.

He and his wife Renáta set up their first family foundation in 2002. They later merged their mainly education-focused philanthropic work under the umbrella of The Kellner Family Foundation.

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The Kellner Family Foundation in numbers

1 825

annual scholarships for Open Gate students between 2005 and 2021


public primary schools

in school year 2022/2023


Czech students at prestigious universities


CZK billion

donated by the foundations of Renáta and Petr Kellner in support of a well-educated and more confident Czech Republic

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