Celebrate the contributions, traditions, stories, history, heritage and culture that American Hungarians have contributed to the American way of life since 1776. In 1989, the Foundation opened the Hungarian Heritage Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
The Béla Bartók Hungarian School of Boston – Boskola for short – is an extracurricular school with all-volunteer teaching and administrative staff, whose mission is to enrich the Hungarian language skills and cultural appreciation of children between the ages of 3 and 18.
Calvin Synod of the United Church of Christ
The Calvin Synod of the United Church of Christ was organized in 1939 as a Synod of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. The 41 congregations constitute 4 classes (Eastern, Central, Lakeside and Western). The Eastern Classis was organized in 1896 and is considered to be the oldest Hungarian Reformed Church entity outside of Hungary. Membership is 15,000.
Civic Enterprises fosters social capital building on the field of philanthropy, culture and public policy in Hungary. The Senior Mentor Program is the first program of Civic Enterprises, engages people over 55 tutor and mentor elementary school students struggling to learn to read. The Senior Mentor Program boosts student academic performance, helps schools become more successful, and enhance the well being of the older adults in the process. Civic Enterprises has launched the Senior Mentor Program at two elementary schools in Budapest, 11th district, for the academic year 2008-2009. The ambition of Civic Enterprises is to introduce the program to more elementary schools in other parts of Budapest and major cities of Hungary.
Creative Culture Exchange, Inc. (CCE) a 501(c) organization committed to promoting innovative cross-cultural dialogue, collaboration and development between the United States, Hungary and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe. CCE’s goal is to foster a deeper understanding of our diverse cultures while highlighting our shared humanity.
The Hungarian Association of Cleveland, OH is a cultural organization that exists to bring together Hungarians around the world to help perpetuate the Hungarian culture and language through educational events, programs and publications. The Hungarian Association sponsors an annual Hungarian Congress, supports the publication of the Chronicles of the Congress, brings together and recognizes the work of outstanding Hungarians in the Árpád Academy, and performs many other activities in pursuit of this mission.
Since 1976, the Hungarian Human Rights Foundation (HHRF), initially the Committee for Human Rights in Romania, has been monitoring the human rights condition of the nearly four million Hungarians who live as minorities in the countries surrounding Hungary. A private, independent and not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, HHRF operates from its New York headquarters and maintains offices in Budapest and Kolozsvár (Cluj), in addition to representatives in Washington, several other U.S. cities, Canada and Europe.
The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts, Inc., is a non-profit, cultural organization which deliberately dissociates itself from partisan politics. Membership is open to individuals of all ideologies, religions and ethnic backgrounds who abide by the Society’s by-laws, and who desire to foster the Hungarian language and culture. The Hungarian Society of Massachusetts was founded in 1964.
The Metroplex Magyar Cultural Circle was founded for the promotion and preservation of the Hungarian culture, language, and traditions in the north Texas area. There is also the long term goal of establishing a "Magyar Ház", or Hungarian Club House in the North Texas Metroplex for celebrations, Hungarian cooking and housing our film, book, and music library.
The Association was founded in 1991, and is composed of individuals and organizations interested in promoting close ties between the people of Seattle, Washington State, and Pécs, Hungary. Its goals are to advance educational, cultural and commercial relations between both cities, and inform and educate the public about their sister city.
The Széll Kálmán Foundation, founded in 2003, has a membership of almost 300 economic and corporate leaders and intellectuals who share a values-based commitment to Hungarian society. The Foundation’s goals include the continuous monitoring of the state of the Hungarian economy, the organizing of lectures on the economic and social situation of the world and the European Union in particular, as well as on the effects of these on the Hungarian economy, and the organizing of events, professional forums and discussions to improve the economic situation of Hungary and Hungarian enterprises.
The Center was formed in 2001 with the merger of the Geauga Magyar Cultural Society and the St Stephen’s Dramatic Club. The Mission Statement is “to promote the Hungarian American culture, social and educational customs and traditions of our heritage.” The Center’s picnic grounds and pavilion are located on 40 acres along the scenic Cuyahoga River in Portage County, Ohio.
The Bethlen Communities in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, is one of the oldest Hungarian organizations to have joined the Hungarian American Coalition. Founded in 1921 as a residence for orphans, it evolved into a home for the aged, with a capacity of over 100 beds and twenty retirement cottages.
The mission of the Carpathian Foundation-Hungary is to improve the quality of life of people living in the Carpathian Euro-region, and to preserve the social, ethnic, cultural and environmental values and sustainable development of the region. The Foundation acts as a cross-border regional community foundation and primarily provides financial and technical assistance to NGOs and LSGs (local-self-governments) operating in the Hungarian part of the Carpathian Euroregion (Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar, Heves, Jász- Nagykun- Szolnok, and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg counties).
Founded in 1985, the mission of the Cleveland Hungarian Heritage Society is to preserve Hungarian culture and the history of Hungarians in Northeast Ohio, so that present and future generations can draw upon its collection for education, inspiration and enrichment. The Society sponsors educational and research activities and operates a Museum and Library for Hungarian historical, literary and artistic items.
The Hungarian (Magyar) Club of Chicago is a nonprofit organization, established in 1922, licensed in Illinois. Its purpose is to nurture the Hungarian cultural heritage of its members, to represent it in the American society, to participate in the activities of other Hungarian-American organizations, to organize Hungarian cultural and social programs, to help Hungarian groups and individuals with their needs, to provide scholarships for young Hungarian Americans, to facilitate exchange programs with the Old Country, and to provide expertise and financial support to Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian Communion of Friends (Magyar Baráti Közösség) is the organization known for its annual, week-long conference held at Lake Hope State Park in Ohio. Its publication entitled Itt-Ott (Here and There) provides a public forum for the discussion of questions related to Hungarians living outside the borders of Hungary. (Itt-Ott was established in 1967.)
HungarianHub founder Piros Pazaurek’s mission is to maintain the unity of the Hungarian community and to preserve strong intellectual values. She believes in the power of quality events that strengthen not only the Hungarian community’s identity, but also helps to deepen the positive image of Hungarians at a local level.
The Hungarian Scouts Association in Exteris traces its origins to 1946, when a few dedicated scout leaders, refugees from wartorn Hungary, formed the first exile troops among the children in European refugee camps. With the ensuing emigration, the movement spread overseas and today counts a total of 5,049 members (boys, girls and adults) registered in 81 active troops in Western Europe, North and South America, and Australia.
The mission of the Foundation is to, “foster diversity in American society and honor the presence of Hungarian Americans in it by maintaining and encouraging the language, heritage, religious traditions, and historical culture of Hungarians in America and the appreciation thereof."
The association of Minnesota Hungarians is a nonprofit organization, licensed in Minnesota. Its purpose is to nurture the Hungarian cultural heritage of its members, to represent it in the American society, to participate in the activities of other Hungarian-American organizations, to organize Hungarian cultural and social programs, to welcome Hungarian visitors and newcomers to our state and to assist them with local information and other services, to help Hungarian groups and individuals with their needs, to facilitate exchange programs with the Old Country, and to provide expertise and financial support to Hungarians in the Carpathian Basin.
The Hungarian community of the Washington Metropolitan Area, because of its proximity to the Capital, holds a historically significant position in Hungarian immigration for its ability to represent Hungary’s interests. We can follow growing political and cultural activities since the mid-19th century, when Lajos Kossuth lobbied for Hungary’s independence.
The Apostolate to the Hungarians
Apostolate to the Hungarians (former American Hungarian Catholic Clergy Association), established in 1974, provides its members with the opportunity for fellowship and cooperation, while identifying the goals of Hungarian pastoral work and enabling that Hungarian clergy in the U.S. remain faithful to their language and religious traditions. The Association holds regular meetings, reviewing its commitment to its goals and working to improve communication among parishes.
The William Penn Association, founded 118 years ago, is a Hungarian-American Fraternal Benefit Society serving the Hungarian American community. The Association conducts fraternal and charitable activities for the benefit of their membership and the communities in which they live, and promote Hungarian ethnic cultural heritage. The Association operates on a non-profit basis providing life insurance and annuities.