RAF House is open from Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. There are no exceptions from this schedule.
Currently, there are no job openings or internship programs available. Should such opportunities arise, RAF will announce them on our website.
There are no formal proposal deadlines as our team works with potential partners on an ongoing basis. The development and review of a full application (including due diligence) may take three to four months. Grants are approved by the Board of Directors three times per year, in February, May and October.
RAF grantees provide both activity and financial reports. Each program has its own reporting cycle.
Since the annual budgets of the Foundation are limited, RAF does not finance or sponsors separate events which are not part of its programs.
The Foundation does not have a scholarship program and does not provide grants for individuals, its resources target the not-for-profit sector only. There has been one single exception when RAF offered emergency financial support to former scholars from Dinu Patriciu Foundation, whose scholarships were suspended in January 2012.
No, RAF cannot offer financial support to businesses, its funds being assigned exclusively for NGOs.
Reciprocity is one of RAF’s working principles: partners and grantees contribute their own resources (not necessarily money) to the project. We evaluate together the capacity of each organization before determining what the contribution should consist of. At the same time, where necessary, we support partner organizations’ efforts to increase their fundraising capacity.
RAF collaborates with organizations that share a common vision and meet the following eligibility criteria:
The Foundation partners with public, private and nonprofit leaders in Romania and the United States, as well as other donors in the region. We identify creative partners and program managers who can be catalysts for change, with good ideas, a strong track record, collaborative skills and shared values. Civil society organizations that implement programs aligned with our mission are typical partners, and the Romanian-American Foundation funds these joint efforts via grants.
RAF funds programs by invitation only. Prospective partners and program managers are sourced by our program officers and invited to work with the Foundation team, which helps potential partners prepare project proposals for submission to the Board of Trustees for approval.