About Us


MIIC’s vision is of an interconnected world where people wherever they live, study or work collaborate respectfully and productively to share their solutions to global challenges
If our vision resonates with you we invite you to consider making a donation. Your generous contribution will play a pivotal role in funding our ongoing projects and initiatives.

We offer multiple avenues through which you can make a meaningful contribution:

Online Crowdfunding

You can contribute conveniently through the online crowdfunding platform Darujme.cz, available in both Czech Crowns (CZK) and Euro (EUR).

US-Based Contributions

To support MIIC from within the United States, you can employ our Fiscal Agent, Friends of Via (FoV). Operating as a 501(c)(3) organization in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since 2004, FoV supports Via Foundation—a Czech foundation dedicated to community and philanthropy development in the Czech Republic. FoV provides American donors with a convenient and tax-deductible avenue to contribute to Czech NGOs through the Prague-based Via Foundation.

  • Check contribution: Please make it payable to Friends of Via and mail it with the completed donation form to the following address:
    Friends of Via
    P.O. Box 82556
    Pittsburgh, PA 15218-0556

Kindly indicate “Designated for MIIC” or simply “MIIC” on the check.

  • Online donation using a credit card, you can do so through Network for Good. Please specify MIIC in the Designation field.

For additional details on the donation process, feel free to reach out to Dr. Carol Hochman at +1-412.855.6581 or hochman@friendsofvia.org. For any other inquiries, contact institute@miic.world.

Direct Bank Transfer

You can further assist us by making a direct contribution to our MIIC bank account.

Mestenhauser Institute for International Collaboration, z. ú.

Lidická 700/19, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic

Account No (CZ): 131-1195950237/0100

IBAN: CZ36 0100 0001 3111 9595 0237

Account No (USD): 131-1511500247/0100

IBAN: CZ42 0100 0001 3115 1150 0247

Account No (EUR): 131-1511350277/0100

IBAN: CZ64 0100 0001 3115 1135 0277


Komerční banka, a.s.
Na Příkopě 33,
P.O. BOX 839
114 07 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Should you require a donation receipt for your tax return, kindly send us a separate email with your request. We will be sure to get in touch with you promptly to facilitate this process.

Discover our Commitment: Explore the MIIC Donor’s Bill of Rights and Ethical Fundraising Policy.

For any inquiry regarding donations, please contact us at institute@miic.world.

Regardless of the amount, every gift, large or small, will contribute significantly to our ability to continue to strive for positive change. We thank you in advance for your generosity in helping us realize MIIC’s aspirations and keep J. Mestenhauser’s legacy alive.