Application for “Hungarian Language Education” Grants

by | Oct 10, 2013 | Past Applications

The Hungary Foundation invites applications for “Hungarian Language Education” Grants

Interested organizations can apply for grants up to $15,000 until November 30 for Hungarian language education projects that are in line with and advance the fundamental mission of HIF.

The Hungary Foundation invites interested US-based nonprofit and educational institutions to apply for “Hungarian Language Education” grants. Our Foundation is deeply committed to strengthen the ties between the Hungarian American community and Hungary, and help Hungarian Americans rediscover and reconnect to their heritage. Language education has a critical part in this, as the number of those who speak Hungarian has been rapidly decreasing in the last few decades. HIF would like to support language education programs that target and reach out to Hungarians who no longer speak the language but maintain their Hungarian identity. The details of the application process are below. Before applying, please read our general funding guidelines under the About Us section that apply to every grant the Foundation makes.

Available grant

Applicants can request funding up to $15,000 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 under the category of “Hungarian language education”, from for example developing Hungarian language education materials to starting language courses. However, projects must be in line with HIF’s mission, and must target Hungarians who no longer or barely speak the language, but would like to reconnect to their heritage to the Hungarian language.

The project must be realized until December 31, 2014.


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

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

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) organization or educational institution can 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 with the subject “Hungarian Language Education” to Applicants must also provide proof of their tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status by the IRS or proof of their educational institution status.

The form consists of the following parts:

I. Basic organization information

II. Tax status: including EIN

III. Request

   a.    Name or topic of the proposed project or work to be done
b.    Amount of funding requested from the Foundation and total cost
c.    Time period for which funding is requested
d.    A brief statement of the purpose and nature of the proposed project

IV. Executive Summary

   a.    The significance of the issue addressed by the project and how it relates to The Hungary Foundation’s mission and program focus areas
b.    How the project will address the issue
c.    Objectives and expectations of the project
d.    Detailed work phases
e.    How the issue relates to your organization, and why your organization is qualified to undertake the project
f.    Information about those who will be targeted and helped by the project

V. Budget

Include the total amount of funds requested from the Foundation and a line-item expense and revenue budget showing all projected sources of funds for the program/project over the proposed grant period.

Selection guidelines

Grantees will be selected based on the project details, the expected level of community outreach and impact, and the project’s contribution to HIF’s mission of Hungarian American community building and educational support.


Applicants must submit their proposals and budget until November 30, 2013.

Grant awardees will be notified by January 10, 2013.

Should you have any questions about any aspect of this application, please contact us at with the subject “Language education question”.

Download: HIF Hungarian language education grant application form 2013


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