The Romanian Diaspora Funding Network is a network that brings together and supports the Romanian diaspora to contribute, through philanthropy, to systemic change for sustainable and democratic socio-economic development of Romania, providing support and resources to civil society in Romania.
The network is made up of seven organizations and initiative groups from Europe and the United States. United States: Barcelona Donors' Circle, Brussels Donors' Circle, Donors' Circle Helsinki - Edustudio, Donors' Circle London, Civic Diaspora Berlin, GRASP Milan, Romanian United Fund.
Together we raised 116,000 euros, supported 35 projects, and mobilized 700 donors in 12 diaspora donor circles. Members get involved voluntarily and select the projects supported within the framework of the donor circles.
The Romanian Diaspora Funding Network Donors' Circle returns with its second edition! Join us online on November 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm (CST) to hear the stories of 3 projects from Romania that address critical, current needs of NGOs constantly working for change:
🔵 The Therapeutic Caravan (Tent Therapy project) is the only mobile psychotherapy practice in Romania. The team's objective is to promote psychotherapy and change the general perception of the need to seek psychotherapy. Visitors have the chance to talk freely with specialists, have access to support and information materials about anxiety, depression, etc. and benefit from two free psychotherapy sessions with psychologists from the cities where the Caravan operates.
🔵 The "Schools with children" project of the New Horizons Foundation aims to support 130 pupils from the preparatory and first grade to develop the minimum literacy skills (writing-reading) aimed at their class/age level. It targets children from socio-economically and educationally disadvantaged communities and schools with below-average results in national assessments.
🔵 MamaPan - The bakery with maia has been providing vocational training in the bakery trade and decent jobs to women in difficult life situations for over 7 years: mothers raising their children alone, Roma mothers, mothers who have had no access to formal education or vocational training, etc. In order to be able to continue its work, the bakery proposes to relocate to a new space, which would optimize operating costs and also allow for a place where MamaPan can sell its products directly.