Creating lasting change requires a collaborative approach. That's why we take great care in finding and partnering with the most effective and impactful nonprofit organizations. We provide financial support and we align ourselves with organizations that share our mission and vision.

Active Campaigns

Romanian American National Heritage Award  - Donate to support the winners for their work in preserving the Romanian heritage, language, culture, and traditions.

Who am I? - Donate to help create this documentary about Romanian Immigration to the US.

Aid for Ukrainian Refugees in Romania - Dartmouth University partners with Romanian United Fund to raise funds for Ukrainian refugees in Piatra Neamt. 

A Romanian Language Gift - Donate to support the Romanian language school in Connecticut. 


Newsletter Highlights

   👉 Excellence Center Fall Registration is OPEN

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

   👉 International Children's Day

   👉 Building a Community Together

   👉 Autovortex at the International Robotics Championship Huston, TX

   👉 Ecosystem update: Romanian Global Events



🎓 Signup for Fall Classes


Excellence Center Fall Registration is OPEN. Online and in-person classes include:

  • Computer Programming (drawing, animation, game design)
  • Trading & Investing 101 (for 10 to 99 year olds)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • Competition Math (for 1st to 10th graders), and
  • In-person Romanian Language (at ROCO Chicago)

There are opportunities for the whole family to learn and enjoy, so signup before August 1st.





🎓 The 7th edition of the Romanian American National Heritage Award


We are pleased to announce the upcoming Romanian American National Heritage Awards iteration. This annual competition recognizes outstanding contributions by high-school students in unifying the Romanian community or preserving its language and culture.




International Children's Day


Learn more about Via Transilvanica at our booth at the upcoming event on June 4th to celebrate International Children’s Day at St. Paul Woods, Chicago, from 11 AM to 6 PM.

Other activities on-site include a petting zoo, face painting, language classes, a miniature World Cup, and much more.

We hope to see you there!



Building a Community Together


In the past months, RUF has reaffirmed its commitment to our six areas of focus: Diaspora Community, Education, Civic Engagement, Healthcare, Environment, and Heritage. We are excited to announce the addition of our newest area of focus: Arts & Culture.

We highlight two events that have exemplified these goals and their great potential: the Chicago Romanian Community Summit and the Romanian Healthcare Professionals.





At the 2023 FIRST Championship in Houston—a competition event for youth robotics serving 192 teams from 23 countries—all four participating teams from Romania received awards: AutoVortex, based at Colegiul National de Informatica "Tudor Vianu” in Bucharest, TechnoZ team from Pitesti, Peppers team from Iasi, and Ro2D2 team from Ploiesti.

We are proud to have financed $7,500 of the $15,000 AutoVortex needed to participate, and we wish them all the best at their upcoming international competitions: the Maryland Tech Invitational in the United States (June  20-25) and the World Robotics Championship in Australia (July 15-17).




Romanian Global Events

ROCO Chicago

   👉 May 26, 2023, at 6:30 pm CDT, Chicago, IL - May Open House

   👉 June 02, 2023, 7:00 pm CDT, Chicago, IL - Code Blue theater play 

   👉June 03, 2023, at 7:00 pm CDT, Chicago, IL - DADDY DEAR theater play


   👉 May 30th, 2023, 9:30 am - 10:30 am EDT, Online - A Conversation with Ambassador Kathleen Kavalec

The Romanian-American Freedom Alliance and Bucharest Inside the Beltway

   👉 June 2nd, 2023, 6 pm - 8 pm, Greenwood Village, CO - Meet & Greet Reception with the Romanian Ambassador

Embassy of Romania to the USA

   👉 June 13th, 2023, 7:00pm, Washington DC - ZMEI3 in “A Very Romanian Affair” concert


   👉 June 17th, 2023, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Meriden, CT - Summer potluck picnic in the park


   👉 March 31st - January 28th, 2024, Chicago, IL - Romanian museums participate in the First Kings of Europe international exhibition in Chicago


   👉 5 - 8 October 2023, Romania - Repatriot Summit Registration is Open


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RUF - Romanian United Foundation


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