The Aspera Romanian Educational and Charitable Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit private foundation based in Lincoln, MA, USA. It was incorporated in Boston in June of 2000 according to the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, with the mission to:

- to promote greater understanding and awareness of Romanian traditions, history and culture, and to encourage the development of excellence in Romanian arts and sciences, including by means of artistic, scientific and cultural conferences, student and professional exchanges, exhibits, concerts, scholarships and other forms of technical and financial assistance; and

- to encourage and support gifted students, artists, scholars and scientists of Romanian ancestry or interests in furthering their education and professional development.

A corresponding Romanian foundation, Aspera ProEdu, was established in Brasov in July 2001 in accordance with Romanian non-profit regulations, in order to oversee educational and research projects in Romania, with a concentration upon educational institutions in Brasov.

The bylaws of the Aspera Romanian Educational and Charitable Foundation will be published here soon.