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ROMANIAN-AMERICAN FOUNDATION
We support long-term programs to help boost the rural economy, technology and innovation, and civic engagement. Together with our partners, we work with change makers, leaders, and organizations who share our passion for the public good.
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VIBRANT RURAL COMMUNITIES
We contribute to the economic development of rural communities by encouraging entrepreneurial initiatives, community development, and education. We mainly invest in two niches identified as having high potential for economic growth: supporting small farmers and ecotourism.
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EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE
We work with teachers, education institutions and strategic partners from the business and NGO sectors to create programs that endow students with the information and technical know-how needed to develop their entrepreneurial skills, understand market mechanisms, and think innovatively.
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ACTIVE CITIZENS
We invest in strategic programs designed to involve people in actions and projects that lead to the development of their communities. We support civil society organizations’ efforts to increase their impact and better serve their communities.
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Who We Are
Rural economy
Technology and innovation
Civic engagement
HOW WE WORK

RAF Programs

The RAF Scholar Award program will provide 18 Romanian professors from technical universities around the country with the opportunity to gain U.S. university-based experience in developing and sustaining entrepreneurship education. In turn, upon returning to Romania, the participating professors would broaden the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

RAF Results

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35
SMALL FARMERS
and producers from Iași and Suceava counties have improved access to the market as suppliers for two Food Hubs
+9.7
MILLION USD
co-invested or attracted by RAF's partners, between 2009 and 2017
5,500
TEACHERS
and 300,000 students benefited from RAF-funded educational programs

Succes Stories

Forget about the Olympics – about the hard fought victories, the gold medals, the glorious headlines sprinkled upon “Romania’s genius kids”. This is a story about the average Romanian kid – about thousands of them, to be precise – who experienced for the first time the sciences as they always were: unbound by the austerity of a school curriculum, naturally fascinating, useful, surprisingly fun.

Resources

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