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


Last Friday, we were in Budapest on a study visit to learn about the Inclusive Kindergartens project,its implementers and the Child Friendly Józsefváros concept.
The Open Day at the kindergarten in Szajla,successfully  organized in cooperation with the Tarnagyöngye Association as part of the Early Years Matter interprofessional cooperation project.
Board of Directors of the Carpathian Foundation awarded grants from the Carpathian Emergency Response Fund for Ukrainians
Within the framework of our Early Years Matter programme, we provide special financial and professional support and assistance to our partners.
From our Carpathian Emergency Response Fund for Ukrainians,the "Let's Hang with Mum" Association received a grant of 1.500.000 HUF.
Supporting the Integration of Roma Refugees in Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg and Hajdú-Bihar Counties - sub-programme
The 1.250.000 HUF grant will be used to continue these activities in the project "Hold my hand 2" and to put more emphasis...
GeorgiaTech Scheller College of Business students Caroline Madison and Vaishnavi Vuyyuru from Atlanta, Georgia have...
Within the framework of medical assistance we provide special medical equipment from the donations to our Ukrainian partner...

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

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