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Cluj Community Foundation

Str. Closca 6/2
Cluj-Napoca, Cluj 400039
Romania

Mission

To connect the needs and resources of Cluj, with the aim of improving the life of its inhabitants; to stimulate the involvement and the initiative of local-interest companies and of Cluj citizens, in order to build a city where one can enjoy life, study and raise a family; to serve the philanthropic interests of our donors-both companies and individuals-by managing private funds, channeled toward the needs of our community as grants and scholarships; to provide consultancy services to the companies that support our community, assisting them in identifying the areas in which they can fund specific initiatives, as well as the mechanisms through which they can contribute to the community’s development; and to assist donor groups and individuals seeking involvement opportunities that can allow them to make the best use of their professional and life experience

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Most Meaningful Change

Over the past five years we have granted a total of $400,000 for 182 projects and 170 scholars. This year our Cluj Donor Circle (CDC) will promote various projects and gather to support them during CDC events. The process of organizing a donor circle event has opened conversations about philanthropy and collective giving and allowed us to acquire new contacts and cultivate relationships.

2008 Year Founded
$23,000 Endowment Value
$91,000 Total Annual Grantmaking

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Last Updated: 10.07.14

Population Area Served

720,000

Identifying Information
OrganizationCluj Community Foundation
Address 1Str. Closca 6/2
Address 2Did not answer
City / TownCluj-Napoca
State / RegionCluj
ZIP / Postal Code400039
CountryRomania
ContinentEurope
Map Address (If Different)Did not answer
Map City / Town (If Different)Did not answer
Map State / Region (If Different)Did not answer
Map Zip / Postal Code (If Different)Did not answer
Map Country (If Different)Did not answer
Phone+40 726103605
Emailsimona.serban@fundatiacomunitaracluj.ro
Websitewww.fundatiacomunitaracluj.ro
Organization Leader (Name, Title)Simona Serban, Executive Director
Primary Contact’s NameSimona Serban
Primary Contact’s PositionExecutive Director
Foundation at a Glance
Year Founded2008
Mission StatementTo connect the needs and resources of Cluj, with the aim of improving the life of its inhabitants; to stimulate the involvement and the initiative of local-interest companies and of Cluj citizens, in order to build a city where one can enjoy life, study and raise a family; to serve the philanthropic interests of our donors-both companies and individuals-by managing private funds, channeled toward the needs of our community as grants and scholarships; to provide consultancy services to the companies that support our community, assisting them in identifying the areas in which they can fund specific initiatives, as well as the mechanisms through which they can contribute to the community’s development; and to assist donor groups and individuals seeking involvement opportunities that can allow them to make the best use of their professional and life experience
Organization DescriptionCommunity Foundation
Other DescriptionDid not answer
Approximate Size of the Population Serviced720,000
Total Paid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)4
Total Unpaid Staff (Full-Time Equivalents)3
Total Board Members6
Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)
Organization’s Total Income in Last Fiscal Year$204,000
Organization’s Gifts Income in Last Fiscal Year$204,000
Organization’s Total Expenditures in Last Fiscal Year$201,000
Organization’s Grantmaking Budget in Last Fiscal Year$91,000
Does Organization Have an EndowmentNo but intend to build one
Value of Endowment (or Financial Reserves) as of the End of Last Fiscal Year$23,000
Change in Financial Status Over Last Three YearsA little improvement
Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization
Community leadershipPlayed an important role
Philanthropic giftsPlayed a centrally important role
Grassroots activismPlayed a centrally important role
Inadequate government servicesPlayed a slight role
Changes in the political environmentPlayed a slight role
Changes in the economic environmentPlayed an important role
Government initiative fundingPlayed a slight role
Foundation initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Bilateral or multilateral initiative fundingPlayed an important role
Favorable legal or fiscal policiesPlayed an important role
Time Spent Working in Following Areas
NeighborhoodFair amount of time
LocallyLots of time
RegionallyFair amount of time
NationallyLots of time
InternationallyFair amount of time
Rate Importance of the Following Functions
GrantmakingCentrally important
Having local people as leaders in the organizationCentrally important
Seeking local donationsCentrally important
Having a gender balance in the organizationCentrally important
Board reflective of community diversityCentrally important
Building an endowmentImportant but not central
Serving donor needsCentrally important
Acting as a fiscal intermediary for the communitySlightly important
Building inclusion and trust in the communityCentrally important
Pursuing equityCentrally important
Accountability to local peopleCentrally important
Raising money for grantmaking annuallyCentrally important
Community developmentCentrally important
In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas
Arts and cultureLittle
EducationLot
EnvironmentFair amount
HealthLot
Human and social servicesFair amount
Human rightsLittle
International relationsLot
ReligionNot at all
Economic developmentFair amount
Conflict resolution/bridging different parts of the communityNot at all
Information technologyLot
Strengthening local or regional governmentLittle
HousingNot at all
ChildrenLot
WaterNot at all
Alternative energyLittle
Disaster reliefNot at all
Advocacy with authoritiesLittle
Job trainingFair amount
Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years
Convening for issues of local concernOccasionally
Promote collaboration between granteesOften
Promote understanding of public policyOccasionally
Training/capacity-building for local organizationsOccasionally
AdvocacyRarely
Loaned staffNever
ResearchOccasionally
Community needs assessmentOccasionally
Leadership developmentOften
InternshipsOften
Providing space for local organizationsOften
Access to information technologyOccasionally
Publishing/knowledge sharingOccasionally
Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served
PovertyGetting better
CrimeGetting better
Trust among different sections of the communityGetting better
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesGetting better
Social position of marginalized groupsGetting better
Responsiveness of authoritiesGetting better
Appropriateness of public policiesNo change
Value of community assetsGetting better
Quality of the environmentGetting better
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityGetting much better
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsGetting better
Networks and links between different parts of the communityGetting much better
Gender equityGetting better
Charitable giving through the community foundationGetting better
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingGetting much better
Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years
PovertyWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
CrimeDo not work in this sphere
Trust among different sections of the communitySome important achievements
Equitable distribution of resources and servicesA few small achievements
Social position of marginalized groupsWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Responsiveness of authoritiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Appropriateness of public policiesWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Value of community assetsA few small achievements
Quality of the environmentWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Number of people and organizations working to change and improve their communityA few small achievements
Levels of innovation and risk taking in addressing community problemsA few small achievements
Networks and links between different parts of the communitySome important achievements
Gender equityWork in the sphere but no measurable achievement
Charitable giving through the community foundationMuch achievement
Number of people and organizations involved in philanthropic givingMuch achievement
Active Partnerships
Formal community associations and groupsLot
Informal associations of citizensLot
Non-governmental organizationsLot
Local governmentLittle
National governmentNot at all
UniversitiesLot
SchoolsLot
BusinessesLot
Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work
National association of grantmakersHelpful
Regional association of grantmakersHelpful
Global Fund for Community FoundationsVery helpful
Particular foundationVery helpful
Other organizationVery helpful
Involvement of Local People
Regularly survey local people about our programsNo
Local people are engaged in the delivery of our workYes
Local people control what our organization doesYes
Have local people represented on our boardYes
Have regular sessions where local people advise us what our programs should doNo
Actively engage local people as volunteersYes
All of our board is composed of local peopleYes
Account to local people about our successes and failures each yearYes
Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further
Increased fundingVery important
Better legal or fiscal environmentVery important
More volunteersImportant
Access to advice or technical assistanceImportant
Better local culture of givingVery important
Stronger civil societyVery important
More responsive authoritiesVery important
OtherDid not answer
Most Meaningful Change
Most Meaningful Change that Organization Has Helped to Bring About in the Last Three YearsOver the past five years we have granted a total of $400,000 for 182 projects and 170 scholars. This year our Cluj Donor Circle (CDC) will promote various projects and gather to support them during CDC events. The process of organizing a donor circle event has opened conversations about philanthropy and collective giving and allowed us to acquire new contacts and cultivate relationships.
 

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Identifying Information

Foundation at a Glance

Financial Information (in U.S. Dollars)

Priorities and Achievements
Factors that Played a Role in the Origins of Your Organization

Time Spent Working in Following Areas

Rate Importance of the Following Functions

In the Last Year, Extent to Which Programming and/or Grantmaking Involved Work in the Following Areas

Nongrantmaking Services Offered to Community in Recent Years

Main Trends Over the Past Year in Geographic Area Served

Extent to Which Organization Can Claim Tangible and Measurable Achievements in the Past Three Years

Active Partnerships

Partnerships and External Aid
Other Institutions Helpful to Our Work

Involvement of Local People

Assistance in Overcoming Main Difficulties Faced in Developing Organization Further

Most Meaningful Change

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