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Our History

Our History

2021
Launching endowment fund of the Foundation

The Foundation launched «Industrial experiment»,  «Creative museum», a range of competitions for the development of professional development
                      
2021
2020

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

The Foundation launched “Common Cause”, “Philanthropy School”, “New Dimension” competitions 

The “Power of Sport” program is launched

2020
2019
Launching new endowment fund of the State Tretyakov Gallery

“Impact and Learning” department and Center for Philanthropy Development are launched

Guggenheim Announces a New Vladimir Potanin Fellowship Program in the Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art
2019
2018

The Effective Philanthropy and Museums Without Borders Programs are launched

A new Program is launched, Museum: The Power of Art Space 

The foundation opens the New Tretyakov & Arzamas Lounge

2018
2017

Vladimir Potanin donates Erik Bulatov’s picture, The Picture and Its Viewers, to the Tretyakov Gallery

The foundation and Oxford Saïd Business School co-run the Social Finance Fellowship Program

The foundation runs the First International Endowment Forum

2017
2016

The KOLLEKTSIA! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia 1950-2000 eхhibition

The Vladimir Matveev Reporting Excellence Award is established

The foundation presents its new strategy


2016
2015

The Museum Guide Program is established

The first conference for professors teaching Master’s Programs takes place

2015
2014

The Museum Bridges Program is launched

2014
2013
Vladimir Potanin joins the Giving Pledge initiative
2013
2012

The Endowment Growth Strategy Program is launched

The Russian Olympic University’s Scholarship Program is established

2012
2011

Vladimir Potanin makes a donation to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

The foundation runs the first Museum Guide Forum

2011
2010

Vladimir Potanin co-founds the State Hermitage Museum Endowment Fund

Vladimir Potanin announces his decision to donate a majority of his private wealth to charity

The First Publication Program is launched for museums

2010
2009

The foundation launches Professor Online Program for university professors

The Endowment Fund Club is founded

2009
2008

The first program of the foundation School for fellowship and grant recipients successfully completed

2008
2007

Vladimir Potanin co-founds the MGIMO University Endowment Fund

2007
2006

The foundation establishes a UK Study Program for Russia’s museum professionals

2006
2005

NYC’s Guggenheim Museum hosts the RUSSIA! exhibition 

The foundation launches a program to support State Hermitage Museum staff

2005
2004
The foundation issues the first University Rankings chart
2004
2003

Paris hosts the Paris — Saint Petersburg. 1800–1830. When Russia Spoke French exhibition

A Changing Museum in a Changing World Program is launched

The foundation joins the European foundation Centre

2003
2002

The State Hermitage Museum receives the gift of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square. The purchase was funded by Vladimir Potanin

2002
2001

The Foreign Traineeship Program for graduates of the MGIMO University is established

2001
2000

The foundation’s Fellowship Program is launched

2000
1999

The Vladimir Potanin foundation is established

1999
Publication date: 6 october 2022