How to Support the Václav Havel Library

Financial contributions

US citizens could support us via
Vaclav Havel Library Foundation New York

The aim of the Václav Havel Library is not only to create a museum mapping a period of historical changes in the life of our country and celebrating the life and work of a person whose role in the transformation of our country into a democratic society is indisputable, and who has not only played a significant role in the social life of the Czech Republic, but has also significantly contributed to its literary heritage. The Václav Havel Library aims in addition to become a multicultural centre which will serve the academic community, students and their teachers, and the wider public and which will enable them to meet significant Czech and international personalities to discuss current topics.

The activities of the Václav Havel Library are partially financed from the funds of Czech and international institutions. However, these funds only partly cover the organisation’s activities and the operations. We endeavour to acquire the remaining finances by, for example, selling publications or organising cultural events. However, you too can contribute. Your material or financial support means more to us than just a financial contribution or donation. You will become our partner in the community of tolerant and perceptive citizens which we are endeavouring to build.

If you have decided to support the Václav Havel Library by means of a financial contribution, you can make that contribution via our bank accounts.

Bank accounts

ČSOB a.s., Na poříčí 24, 115 20 Prague 1

Account numbers:

  • 7077 7077 / 0300 CZK
  • 7755 7755 / 0300 EUR
  • 7747 7747 / 0300 USD

It is possible to support the Václav Havel Library not only financially, but also by means of sponsor participation at the events which the library organises within the framework of its activities. If you want to offer sponsor assistance, please contact us at the address or telephone number below.

Tax exemptions for our donors

Physical entities (according to section 15, subsection 8 of the Income Tax Act)

Physical entities may deduct the value of their donation from their tax base, provided its total value in the taxation period exceeds 2% of the tax base or amounts to at least CZK 1,000. In total, it is possible to deduct a maximum of 10% from the tax base. This must therefore involve minimum donations in excess of CZK 1,000 or amounts which are higher than 2% of the tax base.

Legal entities (according to section 20, subsection 8 of Income Tax Act)

Legal entities may deduct the value of their donation from the tax base, provided its total value in the taxation period exceeds 5% of the already reduced tax base or if it amounts to at least CZK 2,000. This must therefore involve minimum donations of CZK 2,000 or an amount which is higher than 5% of the already reduced tax base.

More detailed information can be found in Income Tax Act no. 586/1992 Coll.

Thank you to all donors, sponsors, and institutions for their kind support and help.

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„Besides, to be wary of words and of the horrors that might slumber inconspicuously within them – isn’t this, after all, the true vocation of the intellectual? I recall that André Glucksmann once spoke in Prague about the need for intellectuals to emulate Cassandra: to listen carefully to the words of the powerful, to be watchful of them, to forewarn them of their danger, and to proclaim their dire implications or the evil they might invoke.“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

What Price Human Rights?