Strategic objectives

We support sustainable local development initiatives of NGOs and communities

We support disadvantaged rural areas and vulnerable groups

We work to raise social awareness and we support disadvantaged youth

News and events


The Carpathian Foundation-Hungary cordially invites all interested parties to its international conference organized in Eger, 13-14 June, 2019 in the frame of the Carpathian Civil Society Platform project. 

A two day long training was organized by the Foundation on 26-27 March 2019, Noszvaj for the representatives of grantees of our program "Building Capacities for Effective Early Childhood Development of Marginalized Roma in Hungary".

On May 6-7, 2019, we organized a two-day professional study trip in Sl

The Carpathian Foundation supports capacity building of civil society organizations with small grants. The aim of the grant scheme is to enhance visibility and more effective communication of nonprofit, civil society organizations operating in the Northeast part of Hungary.

Mid-term evaluation meeting

25 people from 17 civil society organizations participated at the Effective communication of civil organizations training organized by Carpathian Foundation on 23 February 2019 in Eger. The training was held by Gábor Bakos, communication expert.

Cooperation network of rural organizations

In the first month of this new year we’d like to share with you an insightful Report on Philanthropy and Digital Data, so you can be well prepared for the upcoming  2019 trends. Secondly, we share with you highlights of the Public Hearing on Philanthropy organized by the EESC. Lastly, we're h

Words of welcome

Since the establishment of the Carpathian Foundation, the external environment, by which the creation of the Foundation was motivated and its mission was defined, has profoundly changed. In the border regions of the five countries of Carpathian Euroregion - Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, and Ukraine - civil society organisations (CSOS) were strengthened. In four out of five countries, the peripheral nature was changed by their accession to the EU. The relationship between national and ethnic groups was improved, which was in no small way due to the activities of the Carpathian Foundation. This positive movement, however, present new challenges in the light of which, all the problems emerged from the past or wholly new problems arise - Our Foundation intends to contribute in solving them to the best of its ability.  There is no space to take these challenges into account, therefore only a few are mentioned here:

  • lagging, marginalized and unexploited regions,
  • uneven distribution of funds flowing from the European Union,
  • mistrust and low willingness to cooperate.

Based on these new ‘old’ challenges and opportunities, the Carpathian Foundation's five-year strategy was developed in 2015. It focuses on developing the human and community resources of the region for development, as well as strengthening the absorption capacity of the region. The implementation of the strategy is organisationally ensured by the independence and close cooperation of the four members of the International Carpathian Foundation Network (Read more at . Our website presents programs of the Carpathian Foundation – Hungary counting on all those who wish to contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of North-East Hungary and the Carpathian Euroregion.

Sándor Köles, president, Board of Directors

Köles Sándor portré