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We believe in a world full of genuine and passionate people that care about Romania. We believe in a world where friends, communities, change-makers, and organizations come together to make the world a better place. We believe that our kids will one day live in a strong, connected, impactful Romanian Diaspora. We believe in Changing the World, One Romanian at a Time.

RUF is a 100% pass-through fundraising platform. We help diaspora & local nonprofits in Romania access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. We do this by connecting NGOs, donors & volunteers from all over the world. Learn more about our mission, or donate today.

Romanian United Foundation

Uniting the Romanian Diaspora through Impactful Projects

* RUF's Fundraising Platform is 100% pass-through. Every dollar raised through our platform goes to support our partners and our projects (see also: How is RUF funded?). Learn more about Our Impact

Romanian United Foundation


GIVE 100%

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.

Strategic Partner: Via Transilvanica

Via Transilvanica, a majestic 1400 km hiking trail crossing Romania from north to south, is the first and only project that we have identified that has the potential to unite the Romanian Diaspora and become a genuine country brand. We believe in Via Transilvanica.


Learn More

Romanian United Foundation is dedicated to Six Areas of focus, amplifying our collective strength to solve the problems that Romania and Romanians are struggling with today.

Diaspora Community. Volunteering. Working Together

The RUF Excellence Center and the ROCO Community Center benefit the next generation of Romanians in the Diaspora
Visit our Learning Center and see the Education nonprofits we finance in Romania.
Anti Corruption
Volunteer. Get involved. Vote. Make a stand fighting against corruption and bureaucracy. Join our network
daruieste viata
Healthcare nonprofits in Romania are doing more to improve the country's disastrous infrastructure than the Government. 
We believe in protecting the Romanian forests and rivers, preserving them for our grandchildren
We believe all of us should be proud of where we're from and our heritage should be preserved

Why Join RUF

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

We're changing the world, one Romanian at a time

serious work

Contact Us

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

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