New RUF Community Partners

January 5, 2021:  

We 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 are looking forward to working with them in this long-term partnership. 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.

Please, see below the final list with the nominees for the community partners' evaluations:

Asociatia Monumentum

Ambulance for Monuments
1150votes
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.
Asociatia OvidiuRo

Access to quality early education for disadvantaged children
964votes
OvidiuRo focuses on making early education accessible to and effective for disadvantaged children throughout Romania via teacher training, providing rich educational materials, and parent education. We focus on early literacy for children.
Ajungem MARI

These children are ready for a better future!
453votes
Ajungem MARI (Growing GREAT) supports the education of 2.500 children from orphanages and other new foster care institutions. Over 1000 volunteers and specialists help the children develop the skills in order to become responsible and independent adults.
Cu Alte Cuvinte

277votes
CUAC is an innovation lab focused on designing and implementing literacy and anti-bias education programs. Our mission is to help kids grow as readers and thinkers in a diverse world.
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.
Fundatia Conservation Carpathia (FCC)

European Wilderness Reserve
125votes
We are active for over 10 years in the conservation and restoration of the natural Carpathian ecosystem, for the benefit of biodiversity and local communities.
Pro Patrimonio

Heritage/Education
70votes
For 20 years the Pro Patrimonio has been stepping in to help rebuild and strengthen disadvantaged communities situated far away from developed areas almost everywhere in Romania. The aim is to reintroduce the recovered heritage, curre
Inima de Copil

Good does good! We build together a better life for children
43votes
Fundatia Inima de Copil (Heart of a Child Foundation) dream and act every day to respect children’ s rights, for better living conditions for all vulnerable children, more harmonious families, and a much more involved community.
Fundatia Comunitara Tara Fagarasului

From Country Center to the Heart of the Community 
42votes
The mission of the Fagaras Country Community Foundation is to inspire and support local initiatives, mobilize resources, and bring together people and organizations that have the will and ability to contribute long-term to the development of generous, res
Romanian Federation for Community Foundations FFCR
The Romanian Federation of Community Foundations, established in 2012, has as main purpose to advance the field of local philanthropy in Romania, by representing at national level the interests of its member community foundations and their constituencies.
Centrul pentru Jurnalism Independent CJI

Keeper of standards, agent of change
37votes
The Center for Independent Journalism (CJI) is a non-governmental organization, active for over 25 years in protecting democracy and those who believe in values its; 25 years in the service of freedom of expression and media, and human rights education.
DoR (Decat o Revista)
DoR is a digital and print publication focused on helping our community understand modern Romania, empathize, come together, discover solutions and act.
Food Waste Combat Cluj Project and Cluj Foodbank NGO: The Regional Foodbank of Cluj
We are a local Cluj NGO aiming at educating the Romanian public about food waste and its importance for each one of us and for our community. We are also focused on alleviating poverty by redistributing food surplus to charities via the Cluh Regional Food
Asociatia Casa Buna

Good catches on
36votes
Good can be contagious. At Casa Buna we turn this mantra into the new normal. By building strong communities through educational, vocational, and health support.
Fundatia World Vision Romania
World Vision Romania is a NGO carrying out programs of education, emergency humanitarian intervention, development and advocacy, putting the welfare of the child at the core of its activity.
Sexul vs Barza

Love is an amazing thing
34votes
The most successful response to the lack of sexual health education in RO: - 300 000 followers; 40 million views YT + TikTok - 1800 online counseling clients/year - featured at WHO, UNESCO, IPPF conferences. BIG FUTURE PLANS
La blouse roumaine IA Association

Art to wear, story to tell. Empowering communities through cultural heritage and design.
27votes
La blouse roumaine IA Association is a non-governmental organization founded in 2016 to support the efforts of La blouse roumaine community to promote, protect and value the Romanian traditional textile heritage in the contemporary creative context.
Forum Apulum

Education. Civic Engagement
26votes
We are an NGO focused on promoting active engagement in the community, critical thinking and education through arts and through tackling difficult topics, that need an open discussion.
Hope and Homes for Children Romania

A house and a family for every child!
22votes
We dream of the day when there will be no orphanage in Romania. And not just dreaming, but acting. Our mission is to close down all orphanages in Romania, until 2026 and to reform the child protection system.
Asociatia O Masa Calda
We are responsible and sustainable. We ALL volunteer, TO DEFEND the universal human right to FOOD, BY cooking smart
Asociația AllGrow România
All Grow is a non-profit organization aiming to create change through collaboration between individuals, organizations and institutions by fostering social innovation and knowledge sharing. Our mission is to contribute to building an inclusive society, in
CeRe - The Resource Center for Public Participation

Together with citizens, organizations and communities, we build day by day a just and equitable world, where people stand together and their voices are central to the decision making processes.
20votes
We still have a long way to go until the state authorities will listen to the voice of the citizens. But that's why we’re here. We support citizens and groups to advocate and hold the state officials accountable for the welfare of their communities.
Association Partner for You

Nothing changes without you!
17votes
Partner for You Association (PFY) is a non-governmental, non-profit and apolitical organization, whose mission is to support communities, especially in rural areas, for cultural, educational and social development, civic and entrepreneurial spirit.
Documentaria

17votes
Documentaria is a collective of five Romanian independent photojournalists. Our mission is to use documentary photography to provide an in-depth look into today’s Romania, using different approaches to tackle social issues and highlight untold stories.
Educhance by SALVAȚI COPIII Filiala Iași

Provide access to education for all children!
17votes
Every child deserves access to education. Educhance aims to support schools and students in the NE Region of the country, one of the areas with the highest rate of people at a risk of poverty and social exclusion (Eurostat).
Asociatia Pe Stop

A drop of dignity
17votes
We help vulnerable girls and women in Romania get access to proper menstrual hygiene products and information.
Asociatia CIVICA
We help citizens get involved in solving problems in their local community
Federatia Coalitia Pentru Educatie
We believe in a school where everyone can and wants to fulfil her/his potential. The Federation Coalition for Education is an alliance of NGOs that work together towards improving the state of Romanian education, focusing on public policies.