The Polish Children’s Fund is an independent, non-governmental organization established in 1981. One of its major objectives is to help exceptionally gifted pupils and students develop their academic interests and artistic talents, and to adjust the educational system in Poland to accommodate the special needs of the highly gifted. In this field the Fund closely collaborates with the Polish Ministry of Education, as well as many scientific and cultural institutions.

The Polish Children’s Fund’s activities are based on co-operation with numerous universities, research institutes and cultural institutions, as well as individual academics willing to offer their time and experience to work with exceptionally talented children. Among those who have taken part in the Fund’s activities are Mr Ryszard Kapuściński, Prof. Leszek Kołakowski, Prof. Włodzimierz Kołos, Prof. Witold Lutosławski, Prof. Czesław Miłosz and Mr Andrzej Wajda.