The 100% Model
When Romanian United Fund began, we made a bold promise: 100% of public donations would go directly to fund our Community Partners and their projects. Since we treat the community projects and operations sides of our business differently - separate purposes, separate fundraising goals, and separate bank accounts, we can guarantee that every public dollar donated ends up where it's most needed. And so far, more than 25,000 people from 50+ countries have donated this way.
So, how do we pay our overhead?
(operational and fundraising costs)
From day one, we’ve relied on our Main Sponsor, and on a small group of generous private donors called Founding Angels to fund the large majority of our operating expenses. Additionally, we offer a membership package for anyone else who believes our organization is worth supporting. It’s not always easy, but it’s an approach we deeply believe in. And year after year, our commitment to transparency inspires support from passionate donors, enthusiastic fundraisers, long-standing brand partners, and loyal volunteers who believe—like we do—that building the Romanian community start with Philanthropy.
Support our Mission
To fulfill our promises, we need you. We need the entire community. Similar organizations in the Italian, Jewish, or Irish community have the support of hundreds of thousands of members. RUF's dream is to mobilize the entire Romanian diaspora for good. Are you with us?