The Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation is an elite non-governmental organization that supports children, young and elderly people through long-term projects, based on shared values and experiences between generations.
The Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation was established in 1990 by Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, together with her father, King Michael I. In its 30 years of activity, the Foundation developed a wide variety of projects in the areas of education, community development, civil society, health and culture, projects that contributed to the spiritual and social renewal of Romania.
During the last 30 years, the Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation offered the opportunity for a better life for 30,000 children from over 4,900 families, while supporting 647 local NGOs, through dedicated programmes such as the Special Fund for Children, Generation Centers, My Cause, Investment in Rural Areas, Generations School.
The programmes developed by the Margareta of Romania Royal Foundation build the future of young people by investing in education and talent. Talented young artists from low-income families, attending schools and universities of art and music in Romania, are supported through the Young Talents programme.
The Foundation is one of the few non-governmental organizations developping social programmes designed for elderly people, using an intergenerational approach, with the support of volunteers. Since 1993, the Foundation has helped the elderly in Romania through programmes aimed at combating isolation and loneliness and at improving their quality of life, such as The Special Fund for the Elderly, Our Seniors, The Seniors’ Club, Never Alone, the Flowers for the Soul Campaign, The Elderly Helpline, and Generations Centers. More than 180,000 elderly people have received support from the Foundation over time.