Nationwide Associations & Foundations (USA)
Objectives of the Coalition: To identify and promote the aspirations, concerns, and interests of the Hungarian-American community. To foster interest and appreciation in the United States for the history and culture of Hungary, including its literature, arts, and scientific achievements. To promote the cooperation and communication among members. To encourage cultural and educational interaction between the peoples of the United States and Hungary. To protect and preserve the human and minority rights and cultural heritage of Hungarians throughout the world. To support democratic institutions and economic development in Hungary.
Founded in 1954, the American Hungarian Foundation is devoted to furthering the understanding and appreciation of the Hungarian cultural and historical heritage in the United States. The Foundation serves as a bridge between Hungarian and American cultural traditions in an effort to enhance a better understanding of the contributions of each. The Foundation's founders and the three generations of Hungarians and American Hungarians that volunteer their assistance have illustrated through their dedication to the Foundation that the sense of Hungarian heritage can indeed be preserved in the United States. Through grants, special events, lectures, educational scholarships, and exhibitions, the American Hungarian Foundation supports students and educational institutions. During the past five decades, the Foundation has promoted fellowships, scholarships, publications, research, and educational programs. It has been instrumental in establishing several academic programs focusing on Hungarian studies, such as the Institute for Hungarian Studies at Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey.
The HungarianAmerica Foundation, Inc., is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), tax-exempt organization, incorporated in the District of Columbia in 2003, for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes. In particular, the Foundation's goal is to promote Hungarian culture and traditions, foster Hungarian-American relations, and contribute to the mutual understanding of our two countries and peoples. The Foundation (formerly Kossuth House Social Club) organizes regular Hungarian cultural events, presentations, art exhibitions and performances, meetings with prominent visitors from Hungary, film screenings, professional networking opportunities, social gatherings, and other activities. The Foundation is operating a very popular Hungarian Language Program in the HRFA Kossuth House in downtown Washington. The Foundation operates the HunEx Portal, an online information and job database for Hungarian professionals and researchers in the United States. On the academic side, The Hungarian American Studies Resource Center aims to bring together scholars interested in Hungarian migration issues and Hungarian-American relations.
Hungarian: To maintain, promote and support the culture, heritage, language and religious traditions of Hungarians in America. Business: To provide life insurance and other financial services to help secure the well-being and future of its members and their families. Fraternal: To foster a sense of community among Hungarian-Americans by organizing, at both the national and local levels, social gatherings; commemorative events; group travel programs to various destinations including members' ancestral homelands; and fraternal activities designed to strengthen the shared affinity of its members to their ethnic and cultural heritage.
The William Penn Association is a Fraternal Benefit Society founded over 120 years ago. The Association operates on a non-profit basis, providing Life Insurance and Annuities to members. The Association is dedicated to a four-part mission: Offering the best life insurance and annuity plans available at the lowest possible cost; Providing courteous, efficient and thorough service to members; Conducting fraternal and charitable activities for the benefit of our members and the communities in which they live; and promoting Hungarian ethnic cultural heritage.
The American Hungarian Federation® (AHF), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. The largest Hungarian-American umbrella organization in the United States, AHF is also among the oldest ethnic organizations in the country. AHF was established as an association of Hungarian societies, institutions and churches to "defend the interest of Americans of Hungarian origin in the United States." Over the past 100 years, AHF's mission has broadened to include support of people of Hungarian descent on both sides of the Atlantic and in the successor states of the Carpathian Basin. The American Hungarian Federation strives to unite the American Hungarian community through work that supports common goals. AHF is a national, non-partisan, independent umbrella organization representing the interests of its member organizations and the Hungarian American community.
The American Hungarian Educators' Association (AHEA) is a professional and scholarly organization devoted to the teaching and dissemination of Hungarian culture—history, folklore, literature, language, fine arts, music and scientific achievements. The Association provides opportunities for those interested in Hungarian studies and Hungarian heritage to further these interests.
The Hungarian Association 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.
The Hungarian Medical Association of America is a voluntary organization of physicians and scientists of Hungarian heritage formed to preserve, promote, and foster Hungarian medical traditions and ideals. The Association’s first major goal is to promote and disseminate knowledge of clinical medicine and basic medical sciences by annual scientific meetings, lectures, discussions, publications, and other means. The second major goal is to provide scholarships and exchange programs for advancing the medical education of qualified candidates from North America and Hungary. The third major goal is to encourage and assist in the establishment of professional interactions between individual North American and Hungarian physicians and scientists as well as between North American and Hungarian medical societies, universities, and institutions.