Application for Community Building

by | Apr 22, 2014 | Past Applications

The Hungary Foundation invites applications for “Community building” Grants

Interested organizations can apply for grants up to $10,000 until June 6, 2014 for “Community building” projects that are in line with and advance the fundamental mission of HIF.

The Hungary Foundation invites interested US-based 501(c)(3) organizations to apply for “Community building” grants. One of the most important missions of HIF is to strengthen the interconnectedness of the Hungarian American communities and to help them develop organizational skills. Therefore, we invite interested Hungarian American organizations to participate in the “Community building” application process. Projects must be aimed at organizational development, management skills, training programs, project management, and conferences, connecting the diaspora, including local events as well as regional or country-wide get-togethers.

The details of the application process are below. Before applying, please read our general funding policy ( and program policy (

Available grant

Applicants can request funding up to $10,000 per project. As a principle, The Hungary Foundation does not provide full funding for projects. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the project through a meaningful contribution of their own human and/or financial resources, but at least in the worth of 10% of the overall project budget.


HIF will consider a broad range of projects, for example support for local events aimed at connecting members of the local Hungarian-American community, support for nation-wide events aimed at connecting members of the Hungarian American community, projects aimed at strengthening organizational, management skills: organizing conferences, workshops, training programs etc. In all cases, projects must be in line with HIF’s mission and must target the Hungarian-American community.

The project must be completed until December 30, 2014.


Applicants must be US-based 501(c)(3) organizations.

Applicants must be involved in Hungarian-American community affairs and must demonstrate their involvement in their application.

Prospective grantee partners must have systems and processes for ensuring responsible management of funds. At a minimum, an organization must have basic accounting and reporting systems as well as phone and email access.

How to apply

All and any US-based 501(c)(3) organizations may submit proposals. In order to apply, please fill out the Application form that can be downloaded from our website (at the bottom of this page) and send it back via email along with the required attachments with the subject “Community building grant application” to

Please read carefully the instructions in the application form and the checklist of required attachments. It is important to complete the application form in its entirety, up to a maximum of 5 pages and to submit the required attachments.

Selection guidelines

Grantees will be selected based on the project details (clear project description, goals, expectations, work phases, budget), the expected level of outreach and impact on community building, and the project’s contribution to HIF’s mission.


Applicants must submit their application along with the required attachments until June 6, 2014.


Grant awardees will be notified by June 30, 2014.

Should you have any questions about any aspect of this application, please contact us at hf@hungaryfoundation.orgwith the subject “Community building grant question”.


Download: HIF grant application_form_2014.docx


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