As a Society, our commitment is to support honest non-profit organizations working in Bulgaria to make a positive impact in the lives of youth and underprivileged segments of society. Our annual giving funds programs supporting education and humanitarian efforts implemented by trusted partners.

Our annual giving falls under general grants and named educational scholarships. We have three named scholarships:

  • The Tony Fund, named in loving memory of Tony Alexandrova
  • Sol Polanski Scholarship, named in memory of Ambassador Polanski and former BAS President, Sol Polanski
  • Meryl Steigman Scholarship, named in memory of BAS long time Executive Director

BAS relies on donations from those interested in supporting grassroot efforts in Bulgaria. As a voluntary organization, 100% of all donations are used to support our grantees. BAS is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Our current and past grant recipients are listed below. BAS welcomes expressions of interest from those seeking funds for worthy initiatives on a rolling basis.

Current Grantees

BCause Foundation

BCause Foundation (formerly Bulgarian Charities Aid Foundation) is an expert organization and a recognized leader with more than 20 years experience dedicated to encouraging people, organizations and communities to transform their lives, by developing the giving culture and social investment.



The mission of the Corps of Education and Development Foundation is to work to improve the individual and group potential and the development of the capacity of the Bulgarian communities through the implementation of innovative programs in the sphere of education and local development.



Detstvo, is a Bulgarian organization which helps teens leaving orphanages and organizes funding for university scholarships.

Integro Association

Integro Association was registered in 2002 as a non-profit association. It was created as a public organization to support Roma communities to improve their socio-economic situation, social inclusion and to overcome community discrimination. Their work focuses on building structures of active civil society in Roma communities, pooling the efforts of these structures to adequately represent the Roma community at all levels of decision-making and assuming responsibilities and creating conditions for dialogue and cooperation with local authorities and national institutions.


Association “MacKenzie”

The Association “MacKenzie” is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to offering alternative activities and developing the necessary skills in Bulgarian youth to set them up for success in today‚Äôs workplace.


Tabitha, Bulgarian Foundation

Tabitha is a non-profit, non-governmental charity organization, involved in helping underprivileged children, adolescents and the elderly. It was founded in 2004 by Albena Matova (BG) and Rients Boiten (NL) as a direct successor of Tabitha-2000 Foundation founded in 1999.

Past Grantees

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