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PROMISE #1

WE ALWAYS
GIVE 100%

PROMISE #2

WE TRACK
YOUR DOLLARS

100% of your donation goes directly to our projects. How do we do it? Our operating costs are covered by a small group of donors committed to providing the foundation for our work. Read more about our 100% Model.
We verify, track, and report all expenses related to our investments. We carefully research and we only select the most trustworthy and the most efficient and effective nonprofit organizations to invest your dollars.

Romanian United Fund is a global, innovative, vibrant community, built with the sole purpose of encouraging and financing the development of the Romanian Diaspora, and its connections with Romania.

What we believe in


EDUCATION
education
We believe Romanian students deserve great education and scholarships at the best universities
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Anti Corruption
Dream big and work together, get involved to accomplish greater things. Vote and speak up against corruption.
HEALTHCARE
daruieste viata
We believe the next clinic deserves to be built, and that cancer-sick children deserve better care
ENVIRONMENT
Environment
We believe in protecting the Romanian forest and preserving it for our grandchildren
HERITAGE
Heritage
We believe all of us should be proud of where we're from and our heritage should be preserved
WHY RUF
Every day, great ideas die on the vine because they don’t have the capital to get off the ground. We are here to change all that.

We are (re)building our community based on trust.

serious work

READY TO JOIN?


We're serious about getting stuff done.

serious work

ARE YOU IN?


To keep our 100% promise and get stuff done, we need you today. Read more about our 100% Model.

Membership   Founding Angels


WE IDENTIFY

the most promising, transparent, and efficient nonprofit organizations in Romania and in the Romanian diaspora. We select projects with a significant track record, and we verify them, making sure their standards of governance are the highest in the industry.

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WE FUND

selected projects by fundraising in the largest Romanian diaspora urban centers around the world. 100% of donations made through RUF go directly to your selected project.

WE PROMOTE

our partners around the world, raising awareness about their existence, introducing them to the Romanian diaspora through our network, and to other significant organizations in their specific business domain.

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we partner with

WE PARTNER WITH

selected organizations by identifying key experts in their field to facilitate knowledge transfer as well as well-intended volunteers from the Romanian diaspora and our own network.

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OUR MISSION

Bringing Together the Romanian Diaspora through Philanthropy

RUF is an International Charity Grantmaking Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization registered with the IRS in the state of Illinois.

Vision

A Strong and Connected Romanian Diaspora, self-sustaining, and contributing to the development and progress of a democratic Romania.

Community Partners

Our nonprofit Community Partners were selected by Romanian United Fund within the strategic planning for 2020-2025, according to the selection criteria established by our Board of Directors, following recommendations and support from the Board of Advisors. Our carefully implemented selection process is designed to be fair and transparent.

 

Caravana Cu Medici
HEALTHCARE: The "Caravana cu Medici" Association was founded in 2014 by 5 resident doctors who noted the lack of basic medical services in the rural area, the total lack of medical education, and the totally non-preventive mentality of the Romanians.
Code 4 Romania
EDUCATION/CIVIC: Code for Romania is a community of young professionals and enthusiasts who develop pro-bono IT solutions in order to solve problems of Romanian society today.
Funky Citizens
TRANSPARENCY: Funky builds research-based, data-driven online advocacy tools. They aim to be educational and actionable, encouraging young citizens to engage in accountability and government responsibility initiatives in which they see an impact.

Core Values

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Integrity
transparency
Transparency
Kindness
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Respect
 
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Excellence
 

 

 

 

Contact

Looking to get involved?

Volunteer Liaisons

Looking to give?

Fundraising Dept.

Representing a Nonprofit?

Community Liaisons

Ask tough questions, ask any questions. Tell us how we can improve. We're here for you, and we'll promptly reply. Thank you!

Romanian United Fund
Romanian United Fund