Maria Wiśnicka



Sendzimir Foundation

To which areas of REACHOUT will you contribute?

I’m a city liaison, hoping that my experiences in training and developing social innovation will be useful for Gdynia and other cities.


What are your hopes/goals for REACHOUT?

I believe that we’ll create easy-to-use and practical tools for the city to raise awareness among residents and officials about climate change, its consequences and possible actions to take.



Maria is a graduate of the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw and political science at the Central European University. She completed the program for NGO managers “PROMENGO” at the Academy of Civic Organizations. She is a student of MBA in Energy and Climate Policy Management at Collegium Civitas.

She has fifteen years of experience in conducting research and social projects. In 2014-2021, she was responsible for organizational development and finances in the board of the Shipyard Foundation.

She planned and conducted diagnostic and evaluation studies of many programs of the Polish-American Freedom Foundation, she is the co-author of the guidelines titled “Evaluation. How it’s done ”and“ Mini-guide to evaluation”.

Combining the researcher’s perspective with management experience, she advises non-profit organizations in the process of their change. Recently, she cooperated with WWF Poland and the Polish Society for the Protection of Birds.

Maria co-created grant and educational programs, including the “Green Leader”, for which she is responsible at the Sendzimir Foundation. She supports local government and non-profit leaders in their activities for the protection of the environment and climate.




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The climate story of Gdynia​

Short summary: A story about Jan and Maria during extreme precipitation.

Theme: Flooding

End user: Citizens

Link to the story: under construction