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.

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