Application for Hungarian Heritage

by | Apr 22, 2014 | Past Applications

The Hungary Foundation invites applications for “Hungarian heritage” Grants

Interested organizations can apply for grants up to $10,000 until June 6, 2014 for “Hungarian heritage” 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 “Hungarian Heritage” grants. Our Foundation is deeply committed to foster understanding of the Hungarian culture in the United States and strengthen Hungarian identity. The Hungarian folk culture and traditions are one of the most important expressions of Hungarian identity and they can also be very attractive to foreign audiences, as the popularity of the Hungarian part of the 2013 Smithsonian Folk Life Festival demonstrated. For this reason, we invite interested organizations to apply for “Hungarian heritage” grants. The proposed programs must be aimed at introducing, popularizing, and/or preserving traditional Hungarian art and culture (music, dance, crafts etc) among the Hungarian American communities and the wider American audience.

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 cultural events, camps, festivals, or other activities aimed at preserving and spreading traditional Hungarian culture. However, projects must be in line with HIF’s mission, must either target the Hungarian-American community or a wider American audience.

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 “Hungarian heritage 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 or the strengthening of US-Hungary relations, 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 “Hungarian heritage grant question”.

Download: HIF grant application_form_2014.docx

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