Recent Highlights from our organization


👉 Impact Report 2019-2023  

👉 Excellence Center Open House 

👉 RUF helps changing the education law in Romania

👉 Partnership with UBB Cluj 

👉 Europa Nostra campaign

👉 Romanian American National Heritage Award - 7th Edition, 2023

👉 RUF joins in protest against Sponsorship NGO law



"I have witnessed first-hand the incredible benevolence and impact that RUF can have when asked to support an important cause, bringing generous funding urgently to Ukrainian mothers and children fleeing the war into northern Romania. The Romanian Diaspora is comprised of an incredible array of wealth, talent and expertise that can positively impact the lives of many around the world when acting as a community, and the Romanian United Fund is the perfect conductor to this end."

- Ted Cominos, RUF Founding Angel

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Calling all high school students with Romanian heritage or a connection to Romania to apply by October 15th, 2023, for the 7th Romanian American National Heritage Awards in 2023!

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Contributing to changes education law in Romania

In January, together with our partners at CFRCEC, Scoala Romana de la HAGA and a group of 30 schools and Romanian language teachers from the Diaspora, RUF participated and helped the Diaspora efforts to pass important changes to the new Education Law in Romania. After 5 months of efforts, communication sessions, stakeholder consultations and expert recommendations, the articles 61 and 62 were signed into law.

Strategic Partnership with UBB Cluj 

Babeș-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca (UBB), Romania and Romanian United Fund, Chicago, USA are proud to unveil a landmark partnership with the goal of amplifying the impact of the Romanian diaspora worldwide.

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Launched with the goal of reaching as many communities and organizations as possible, the Europa Nostra campaign successfully brought together 56 Romanian communities and organizations from around the world. Their support has been instrumental in our mission to secure the prestigious Europa Nostra Public Choice Award for Via Transilvanica. We deeply appreciate the contributions of these 56 communities and organizations, which highlight our shared commitment to preserving and celebrating our cultural heritage.

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Join Our Team!

Explore a variety of exciting opportunities to join our team. Whether you're a detail-oriented individual, a tech-savvy enthusiast, a creative mind, or simply someone eager to contribute to your community, we have a place for you.

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RUF is supporting the NGO Sector in Romania

The initiative is led by Asociatia pentru Relatii Comunitare against the potential disruptions within the non-governmental sector. We have officially signed the petition and the open letter to the Romanian Government to express our concerns and to advocate for the preservation of the rights and benefits of the NGO sector.

At this moment, companies with a turnover of over 50 million EUR are still able to make sponsorships within the same constraints as before.

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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