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General Purposes

United Way Romania

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2009–December 31, 2010
  • Location Bucharest, Romania
  • Geographic Focus Romania

About this grant

The program goal is to improve the quality of life in Romanian communities through promoting and developing individual giving, corporate giving, and volunteering. To this end, United Way Romania will improve its organizational policies and procedures, enlarge its pool of long-term volunteers, increase the effectiveness of its fundraising, and improve the quality and impact of the projects it supports. In addition, the grantee will explore the possibility of managing giving campaigns and supporting nonprofit organizations outside Bucharest. United Way Romania was established in 2004. It manages workplace giving campaigns where funds raised from individual workers are matched by their companies. These funds are distributed to nonprofit organizations providing social services in the area of greater Bucharest. In 2007-2008, the grantee raised over $1.9 million and supported 45 projects.