Application for “1956 – Sixty Years Later” grant

Application deadline was April 30, 2016.

The Hungary Initiatives Foundation is pleased to announce the resumption of our general grantmaking activities in accordance with our charter in Spring, 2016.

HIF LogoIn this anniversary year we invite applications by interested US-based 501.c.3 organizations for grants focusing on the topic of “1956 – Sixty Years Later.” The approximately 1.5 million strong Hungarian American community has traditionally organized special events to commemorate 1956. In this 60th anniversary year there is evidence of deep interest among members of many Hungarian American organizations to organize appropriate commemorations of this seminal event. HIF recognizes the importance of supporting the greater community in these efforts.

Project Description

HIF will consider project applications that showcase and celebrate the unique character of Hungarian culture, including music, literature and art as a framework of commemorating the 1956 Revolution. Musical celebrations, photographic exhibits, memorial conferences and/or lectures presented in an academic and/or non-political setting, statues or plaques memorializing 1956 and multimedia presentations of personal memoirs will receive favorable consideration.

All project proposals must be in line with HIF’s mission to celebrate and preserve Hungarian heritage in the United States, to promote positive Hungarian American relations and they must comply with FARA regulations in the United States. (Please see “Limitations and Restrictions” on the following page.)

Organizations may apply for support of up to $10,000.

Application deadline is April 30, 2016.

Applications must be submitted only electronically and addressed to hif@hungaryfoundation.org

The Board makes its decision by May 31, 2016.

Applicants should submit:

  • a project description, explaining how the project meets HIF’s mission and objectives;
  • a detailed program;
  • a detailed budget;
  • proof of the organization’s 501.c.3 status.
  • Should refer to the usual guidelines regarding grants specified on our website.

For further information, please contact HIF’s office manager, Zita Merenyi Bolla at: 202-733-2263

Limitations and Restrictions
Proposals must conform in all respects, and in particular in content, and with respect to itsparticipants, speakers, publications, advertisements, supporters, financing  and venue with proscriptions in the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 USC § 611 et.seq. (“FARA”) against “political activities.”  The term “political activities” means any activity that the person engaging in believes will, or that the person intends to, in any way influence any agency or official of the government of the United States or any section of the public within the United States with reference to the political or public interests, policies or relations of a foreign country or a foreign political party.” The proposal cannot constitute or advance political activities, and it must be “in furtherance of bona fide religious, scholastic, academic, or scientific pursuits or of the fine arts.”  Please note that HIF reserves the right to submit your proposal to the FARA Registration Unit of the National Security Division of the Department of Justice for review.