• UtilDeco is our work integration social
    enterprise, where over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues are working.

  • Our Youth Club provides social services to over 150 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • JobDirect provides EMPLOYMENT SERVICES on the local market to over 30 young people with disabilities or other social issues.

  • We have invested over 17 million euros in the local community starting with 2002.

  • We own FONSS - Federation of Non-Governmental Organisations for Social Services, including 27 NGOs.

  • Close to You Foundation has merged through absorption with FPDL.

  • We are EY Social Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016

Close to You Foundation (Fundatia Alaturi de Voi) is a non-governmental organisation and the biggest work integration social enterprise in Romania, established in February 2002 by Holt International Children’s Service USA, whose mission is the inclusion of people with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.

Close to You Foundation is one of the pionners in social economy creating in 2008 UtilDeco, the work integration social enteprise, which, throughout time, has created over 100 jobs, out of which at least 40% for disabled people.

SERVICES PROVIDED

Social services

01

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Protected employment

02

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Employment services

03

for people with disabilities and other social issues

Prevention campaigns

04

in the local community

Civic campaigns

05

defending the rights of people with disabilities

Lobby and advocacy

06

for the NGO sector

CLOSE TO YOU FOUNDATION PRESENTATION

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

75

Projects

150.000

Beneficiaries

17.5 million EUR

Community Investment

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Work integration social enterprise

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Donate 2%

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Charity Cash&Carry

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Authorized courses

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LATEST ARTICLES

Read more +23 May 2017 By ADV Romania in News

Tool M&E Up! – Tools for monitoring and evaluation of learning activities in youth projects under the Erasmus+ programme

During one week, throughout May 22-28 2017, the Close to You Foundation is developing a training in Busteni, the Prahova County, addressing 27 youth workers from 8 youth organizations from Europe, with respect to participative methods for evaluation and monitoring for assessing the impact of learning activities developed with young people. The mobility is taking
Read more +12 May 2017 By ADV Romania in News

15 years of social involvement celebrated by Close to You Foundation & UtilDeco!

Between the 4th of May and the 7th of May, Close to You Foundation organised a team building for its employees to Baile Tusnad. Within this event, apart from the interknowledge and cohesion activities proposed by the Nice Gestures Committee of the foundation, training activities have been organised as well. We have chosen to invest
Read more +22 February 2017 By ADV Romania in News

Close to You Foundation won social entrepreneur of the year 2016

On February 16th, 2017, UtilDeco social enterprise, established within Close to You Foundation won first prize as “Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016” within the only worldwide entrepreneurial competition, taking place in Romania as well, as of 2014. The “Entrepreneur of the Year” programme, organised by Ernst&Young, was set up in 1986, in the USA

ANNUAL REPORTS

Manual of Ethics and Integrity ADV Romania & UtilDeco

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