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Romanian United Fund 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


DIASPORA COMMUNITY
education
We are creating a platform for educational programs benefiting the next generation of Romanians in the Diaspora. Get involved today
EDUCATION
education
We support some of the most important nonprofits involved in improving Education in Romania today.
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Anti Corruption
Volunteer. Get involved. Vote. Make a stand fighting against corruption and bureaucracy. Join our network
HEALTHCARE
daruieste viata
Nonprofits in Romania are doing more to improve the country's disastrous infrastructure than the Government. 
ENVIRONMENT
Environment
We believe in protecting the Romanian forests and rivers, preserving them for our grandchildren
HERITAGE
Heritage
We believe all of us should be proud of where we're from and our heritage should be preserved

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.

Community Partners

Education | Civic Engagement | Healthcare | Environment | Heritage | Diaspora


We find, fund, and partner with the most effective and impactful nonprofit organizations. Our grant decisions seek to maximize impact, much like a financial manager selects investments to maximize profit.


January 5, 2021 UpdateWe are proud to announce the new community partners that joined us: ARDOR (Asociatia Romana de Dezbatere, Oratorie si Retorica- The Romanian Association for Debate, Oratory, and Rhetoric), Conservation Carpathia Foundation (FCC), Cu Alte Cuvinte (CUAC), Federatia Fundatiilor Communitare din Romania (Romanian Federation for Community Foundations- FFCR), Asociatia Monumentum - Ambulanța pentru Monumente, Dăruiește Viață, Fundația Regala Principesa Margareta, Salvați Copiii (Save the Children), United Way.

They are joining the group of outstanding RUF community partners: Asociatia MagicCaravana cu MediciCode 4 RomaniaDeclicFunky CitizensNoi OrizonturiRise ProjectRecorderTasuleasa SocialTeach for RomaniaVedem Just

We want to thank all the organizations that applied for becoming our partners in 2020. We appreciate their exceptional work and their contribution to the development of Romanian society. We are honored and humbled by them considering us a potential partner in their growth and in achieving their mission.


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 and our Founding AngelsRead more about our carefully implemented selection process, designed to be fair and transparent, or connect with one of our Community Partners Liaisons.

Asociatia Monumentum

Ambulance for Monuments
The "Ambulance for Monuments" project is targeting, in a desperate race against time, the salvation from collapse and degradation of hundreds of Romanian threatened historical buildings that are listed.
Asociația Română de Dezbateri Oratorie și Retorică (ARDOR)
At ARDOR, we use debate (in clubs, optional courses and regular classes) to teach over 30.000 students annually the skills and attitudes essential to their becoming active and informed citizens and smart employees or entrepreneurs.
Caravana Cu Medici

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.

Ambassadors

RUF’s ambassadors have a wide range of talents and achievements, but they all share a commitment to improving the lives of Romanians, worldwide. And in each case, the ambassador’s association with RUF comes about because he or she has already demonstrated that commitment.

They can use their talents and fame to fundraise and advocate for Romanians and support RUF’s mission to bring together the Romanian community through Philanthropy.

We are also proud to work with and to have been mentioned by:

Andreea Esca

TV Anchor/ProTV

HRH Prince Nicolae

of Romania

Marcel Iures

Actor

Watch on Youtube

Watch on Youtube

Watch on Youtube

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Dana Bucin

RUF Ambassador, Board of Advisors
Dana Bucin was named the “Attorney of the Year” in Connecticut, USA in 2019 and Top 100 Romanians Worldwide by Newsweek Romania. Dana also serves as the Honorary Consul of Romania to Connecticut since 2018.
Vlad Mixich
health policy/writer/MD @RoHealthObs | Board member @epha_eu | furiously balanced
Florin Puflea

RUF Ambassador, Verona, Italy
MD from Bucharest, in Italy since 2002. Graduated Medical School at the University of Verona in 2008, became an anesthesiologist in 2014. Active member of Romanian Diaspora in Italy and one of the first doctors to volunteer for Reteaua de Solidaritate.

“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

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