Non-profit charitable organization Charitable Foundation SAFMAR was established on September 16, 2013. The Foundation is registered by the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation in Moscow with registration number No.7714014272.
The Foundation was incorporated by RussNeft, headed by Mikhail Gutseriev, the largest Russian businessman and philanthropist.
Foundation SAFMAR is established for the implementation of long-term social projects in the field of culture, art, education, and spiritual development.
Foundation program meet the criteria of transparency, clarity of strategy, consistency in the implementation. In carrying out its activities the Foundation relies on the best traditions of national practices in the field of philanthropy.
Objectives of the Foundation :
- to promote the development of education, science, culture, art, personal development;
- to promote social support and protection of citizens and social rehabilitation of the disabled veterans;
- to assist the preventive measures and health protection, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle;
- to participate in the implementation of environmental programs and initiatives in the field of environmental protection.
Charitable activity of the Foundation is carried out within the following programs: "Eternal Music", "Do you speak English?", "Life of Nationalities", "Science and Education". Most programs are designed to support projects in the fields of science, education, culture, art, education. The main goal of the programs is comprehensive spiritual development of the individual.
Special attention within the programs of the Foundation is devoted support of the brightest arts projects, i.e. various competitions, festivals, forums, allowing a wider audience to revive interest in classical and symphonic music, to support young musicians in their creative growth, to bring the genius and talent recognized masters classical music to regional audiences through non-profit organization of concerts.
Control over the activities of the Foundation is carried out by Board of the Foundation, the Board of Trustees and the Audit Commission.
SAFMAR foundation is a part of the nonprofit partnership of grant-making organizations Donors Forum, which unites the largest charitable foundations in Russia. Members of the Donors Forum are involved in the development of professional charitable community in Russia, promoting the best practices in the field of philanthropy. The number of projects of the Donors Forum supported by the newspaper Vedomosti, the consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs. The Forum is under the patronage of the Ministry of economic development , the Commission of the development of philanthropy and volunteering by the Public chamber of the Russian Federation.