Development History


2004 to 2006 the Foundation operated exclusively in Norilsk, being the first charity organisation in Russia working comprehensively in a specific region.
Since 2006 Foundation’s activities have expanded to cover the largest region of Siberia — Krasnoyarsk District.
Since 2008 several of the Foundations competitive programmes have begun to be implemented in the Urals, Siberia and Far East Federal Districts.
2009 In 2009, as a result of expanding the geographical reach of the Foundations activities, it was decided to relocate the executive directorate to Krasnoyarsk.
2010 The Foundation opens its Moscow Office. The Foundation's activities begin in the Central Federal Region notably in the Voronezh, Lipetsk, Belgorod, Tambov, Ryazan and Kaluga Districts.
2010 to 2013 A number of projects were held at Federal level, and also of International significance the Nose Literature Prize; and Unknown Siberia in Lyon, France; and Trans-Cultural Express Art in Russia and the USA Today.
2013 to 2014 A number of the Foundation's projects took place in the Togliatti and Samara Regions.
3rd of March, 2014 The Foundation celebrates the first ten years of its activity.
During this period of the Foundation's work:
the charitable fund budget rose by 13 times
the overall level of charitable funds topped 2 billion rubles
the Foundation's Panel of Experts considered approximately 11,000 applications of which over 4,000 received support
the Foundation began and completed more than 30 of its own projects of which a great number have become annual events
the number of participants and audience members at the Foundation's events has exceeded one million people.