Vladimir Potanin Foundation

Vladimir Potanin Foundation

Publication of the Annual Report

This report is a story about our work with the year 2020 challenges

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Notice for grantees and partners of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation

Under uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we want to provide the most comfortable environment for all grant projects that have been planned to come to life

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Vladimir Potanin donates one billion rubles to support the non-profit sector in times of global instability

The Foundation is now announcing the launch of new large-scale initiatives to help non-profits and their beneficiaries to survive the next few months

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Dear Friends,

I have been engaged in philanthropy for more than twenty years. It has become an important part of my life. In 1999 I created a philanthropic foundation in order to implement projects in education, culture and philanthropy development in a truly effective manner. 

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Vladimir Potanin

Our mission

We develop a philanthropy culture, uniting creative professionals who play a key role in solving current public issues and achieve sustainable social change.

We provide opportunities for new ideas and create a favorable environment to make them come true.

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14 october 2021
Foundation creator Vladimir Potanin elaborates on his approach to philanthropy

The new interview reveals Vladimir Potanin's vision of philanthropy, as well as his opinions on the pandemic and the global prospects of Russian charities

14 october 2021
A new chapter for the Foundation: Vladimir Potanin creates an endowment

Vladimir Potanin, creator of the Foundation, has announced the launch of an endowment. The endowment size is to reach 100 billion rubles within the next 10 years.

14 september 2021
Exploring Russian philanthropy

Center for Philanthropy Development and WINGS issued a report on the culture of giving in Russia

8 september 2021
The annual ranking of universities participating in the Fellowship Program is presented in TASS

In 2021, Saint Petersburg State University ranked first