Major Investors

Over 70 companies operating in Romania have contributed to sustaining OvidiuRo since 2004. Some have transformed their initial donations into major, sustained, long-term investments in early education. We are most grateful to the following companies and their leadership for providing multi-year, multi-faceted support which resulted in the passage of Law 248/2015.

Since 2002
Funds raised by THE ALEX FUND, a 501(c)(3) US based non profit organisation, €765,000 as of February 2019, support OvidiuRo’s programs and public awareness activities. (Contributions to the Alex Fund are tax-deductible in the U.S.)

Since 2004
The HILTON HOTEL has supported OvidiuRo’s work through its in-kind contributions to OvidiuRo events, its hosting of the board meetings and teacher conferences, and Small Change, Big Difference campaigns.

Since 2005
PRO TV has played a critical role in communicating the importance of early education for the poorest Romanian children through news stories and endorsements from its stars.

Since 2006
CARREFOUR Romania’s long-standing multi-faceted partnership with OvidiuRo won First Prize in the 2017 Romanian CSR Awards and 2nd prize for Education, with Pofta de Carte caravan. Over the years Carrefour Romania has donated, as of February 2019, €246,000 in cash, as well as products and vouchers.
Since 2014 CARREFOUR Foundation has made annual grants to OvidiuRo, totaling €858,000 in support of FCG pilot programs and nationwide “Read Aloud” caravans dedicated to healthy eating and literacy.

Since 2007
RAIFFEISEN renewed its support in 2018 with a grant that brings reading and science corners to 50 rural kindergartens. Since 2007 Raiffeisen has contributed €357,000 to OvidiuRo’s projects.

Since 2012
GlaxoSmithKline’s contribution of €411,000 has funded the addition of the health component to the FCG program.

Since 2014
Catena has supported OvidiuRo with general operating funds of €464,000 as of February 2019.

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Since 2014
Dedeman supports teacher trainings and the parent education programs (€430,000 as of February 2019).

Since 2014
KeepCalling has actively supported early education in numerous kindergartens in Sibiu county since 2014, working directly with the teachers and the county authorities by providing educational resources and books. Sibiu was the first county in which we provided books for each preschool child in rural areas.

Since 2015
NN  sponsors OvidiuRo’s Hai la gradinita community grants, that support local teams to enroll all their 3-to-5-year-old children in grădiniță. (€119,000 as of February 2019).

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Since 2015
BBraun has donated €72,000 in support of OvidiuRo's programs, as of February 2019.


Since 2016
Romstal has provided OvidiuRo with office space and teacher training facilities, and donated €59,000, as of February 2019.

Since 2017
AutoKlass has provided sturdy, reliable vehicles that make it possible for the OvidiuRo team to visit rural communities throughout Romania and made grants of €44,000, as of February 2019.

Since 2019
UiPath Foundation joins the organisations that support Every Child Deserves a Story pilot-program, launched by OvidiuRo at the end of 2018.