• It usually takes 15 to 30 days to get the money from Facebook.

    Once in our account, if we have the updated contract with our grantee Community Partner in place, it may take up to another 72 hours to transfer the money to Romania.
    Payout timeline (Per Facebook/As of April 2020)
    Once money raised for your organization reaches the $100 or equivalent minimum donation payout amount, it becomes eligible for a payout. Funds will roll over until the payout amount reaches the $100 threshold or equivalent £100 (United Kingdom) or €100 (Europe) threshold. Keep in mind that this threshold is per nonprofit, not per fundraiser.
    Payouts take 2 weeks to process.
    Funds donated the 1–15th of a month are generally paid out during the first five days of the following month. Funds donated on or after the 16th are generally paid out during the 16–20th of the following month.
    Example: A $100 donation made on January 1 would be paid out to your nonprofit between February 1-5.
  • You should choose your preferred method of payment (website, SMS, Facebook). If your preferred donation method is Facebook, one of the few organizations that offer this service is Romanian United Fund.

    We offer a platform to millions of Romanians abroad, to make a donation to help the Coronavirus fight in Romania. Millions of Romanians at home (in Romania) may find it easier to make a donation online (on Facebook) than going to a website. However, the campaigns are going in parallel. If you already know the organization you want to donate to or the hospital in Romania you want to make a donation to, then that's the easiest way for you. Please be aware that most campaign also offers SMS donations, which are really easy to do, but really expensive (20-30% of funds spent on fees).

  • If you live in the USA, there is no maximum donation amount.

    • If you live in the USA, there is no maximum donation amount.

    • If you live outside of USA, right now Facebook limits the donations to $250/per individual (for all the Facebook fundraisers they want to support, for all the organizations)

    If you or any other donor living outside of the USA wants to make a bigger donation, please use our website: https://www.romanianunitedfund.org/donations_coronavirus

    Disclaimer: Romanian United Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, limited by US laws, and we are acting internationally, which means we have other limitations related to compliance, anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism. As such, we can only work with a limited set of partners. All funds raised by RUF will be directed to Romania through one of our partners, verified NGOs, based on existing contracts.

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