The Nova group has a very strong tradition of involvement in charity projects, so much so that it created the Nova Foundation which supports social, cultural and health related activities.
The Nova Foundation has been cooperating with the ADRA Foundation on the prestigious “Michal Velíšek Awards” project for a long time. The idea of the award was inspired by the heroic deed of TV Nova editor Michal Velíšek while defending a woman with a baby who was attacked. Through the awards, the Nova Foundation wishes to convey its respect for people who decide to help others in life-threatening situations.
Another of the Nova Foundation’s goals is to help children and offer them an opportunity for a better life, which is why the Foundation has been supporting Nadace Dobrý Anděl (Good Angel Foundation). It helps the children and families afflicted by cancer or other terminal diseases. The good angels (and regular donors) include Nova presenters Lucie Borhyová, Rey Koranteng, Emma Smetana and many others. As a result of a joint campaign, it was able to donate more than CZK 10 million to families in December 2014.
In the past, the Nova Foundation has organized a successful project to help the disabled known as “Chceme žít s Vámi” (We Want to Live with You). TV Nova has also provided media support to organizations such as UNICEF and Linka bezpečí (Security Line) as part of its programs and popular series.