Since 2011, Project Harvest Hope has been working in partnership with the Székelyudvarhely Community Foundation (SzKA.org), an NGO based in Transylvania, to create opportunities for Unitarian villages in the Homorod Valley and beyond.
PHH established a donor-advised fund–the Unitarian Community Fund–to provide financial support for community development projects proposed by organizations in the region. Through a process overseen by PHH and administered locally by SzKA, nearly 45 small grants, averaging between $2,000 and $5,000, have been awarded over the past three years.
Ranging from the renovation of Community Houses, to the training of volunteer rescue squads, to the preservation of traditional arts, music and crafts, projects funded in part by the Unitarian Community Fund have brought villagers together in cooperative, volunteer efforts that have benefited many in our Unitarian homelands.
Visit our Success Stories page to see what has been accomplished during the three years of the Unitarian Community Fund program (2011-2013).
Beginning in 2014, Project Harvest Hope is initiating a new fundraising model, in partnership with SzKA. We will be participating as funders in SzKA’s innovative crowd-funding effort called “Give-Get-Do.” This is a new, web-based matching grants program that we think offers exciting opportunities for donors to get more engaged in community projects.