“Our beneficiaries are our reason for being!!!”

(Gabriela Achihai, President-Board of Directors)

Community Support Foundation (FSC) is a non profit, apolitical, with no religious affiliation, nongovernmental organization with public utility status, registered in June 1997.“OUR BENEFFICIARIES ARE OUR REASON FOR BEING” it is for them that we bring all our efforts together, we network, we speak for, we run campaigns, and we aim to provide the highest quality of services. We intend to be present in the community for as long as our services will be necessary.
With a team of 130 professionals and more than 250 volunteers we help yearly over 5,000 people through accredited medical, social and educational services.
Our beneficiaries are our peers, part of the same community and we consider it our duty to become involved in helping them. The best example is provided by our volunteers, who dedicate a major part of their free time to our activities: taking care of the elderly, or helping the poor children. If more people would follow their example, social problems would be solved a lot easier.

Our mission

– supporting the disadvantaged groups of our community, through health, social and educational programs
– supporting the development of the local communities
– encouraging partnerships between the nongovernmental sector, public administration, locally and regionally and the private sector

  • Area of work: social, medical, educational;Beneficiaries: sick, old, terminally ill, people with disabilities, poor families, poor communities, children and youth

Vision and values

OUR VISION IS a world where human rights are respected and all community members have access to high quality services, adequate to their needs and provided by professionals in their own community.

The past

In 1991 Relief Fund for Romania (RFFR), UK came to Bacau to give direct support to families affected by the Siret river floods

Shortly afterwards they started two innovative projects: Mobile Health Care (addressed to the isolated, poor rural communities in Podu Turcului and Racaciuni areas) and Play Therapy (to help the institutionalized children and adults with disabilities)

In June 1997 Fundatia de Sprijin Comunitar (FSC) was registered and took over the management of these projects. RFFR remained a major partner and funder. FSC has a Romanian Board of Directors and management.

Awards and public recognition


Special award for an entire activity in child protection by Federation of NGOs working in child protection, FONPC


Volunteer of the Year in Romania, at the National Gala of the Volunteers organised by Volum Federation


FSC volunteers, first prize in Europe at the Gala Active Citizen of Europe

“Angels in white coats” sustained by our volunteering programme in the hospital received third prize at the Civil Society Gala in Bucharest.


Best Impact Project – for the Integrated services for the elderly at the National Civil Society Gala in Bucharest
Best Sustainable Project – for the Club With Glue-integrated educational services for the children at the National Civil Society Gala in Bucharest


FSC wins at the ERSTE Foundation Awards for Social Inclusion


Awarded for Best Volunteers Project by national People for People Gala of AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce) and ARC.
Awarded “Best programme for youth” by FONPC (Federation of NGOs in Child Protection)


Best volunteer programme in Romania by the National Federation Volum
Best “Care of the elderly model” and best “Integrated services for the children model” awarded by the Ministry of Work and Social Inclusion with the celebration of 100 years of Romania
unteers organised be Volum Federation


3rd prise for the project “Another kind of school” at the Civil Society Gala in Bucharest


Special award handed by OMV Petrom at their Gala
The Centre of the Volunteers of the Year, at the National Gala of the Volunteers organised by Volum Federation


Best Fundraiser at People for People Gala organised by AMCham
Best coordinator of the volunteers at the National Gala of the Volunteers


First prize for the project “Integrated Services for Rural areas” at the National Civil Society Gala in Bucharest
First prize at the national contest Gala Awards for Education organised by Dinu Patriciu Foundation


Big winner of the national televised contest “Respect for the Future”, organised by Petrom