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Tackling Crisis Together

Winners of the open competition of Philanthropy School are announced

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Experts identified 78 winners in the first round of the open competition Philanthropy School run by the Vladimir Potanin Foundation. 26 initiative groups from 15 regions became winners in the nomination Personal Practices and 52 NGOs from 26 regions are winners in the nomination Growth Points. The total sum of grants is 18.8 million rubles. 

562 applications from 75 regions have been submitted in the first round.
442 applications have been accepted for evaluation.

Top-5 regions by winners

Moscow – 7

Chelyabinsk region – 7

Sverdlovsk region - 6

Khabarovsk Kray – 4

Tomsk Region – 4

For the first time, central cities from the leading regions do not top the list: initiatives from small towns and municipal settlements are equally represented.   Thus, there are projects from Miass; Kopejsk, Chelyabinsk Region; Jalutorovsk, Tyumen Region; Nikolaevsk-na-Amure, Khabarovsk Kray; village Ikrjanoe, Astrakhan  Region and the settlement Svetlyj Jar, Volgograd Region that the Foundation works with. 

The General Director of the Foundation Oksana Oracheva stated “At present, at our School, we have impactful projects uniting the whole country: they are aimed at helping people who survived organs’ transplantation, developing inclusion in entrepreneurship, online teaching new skills to senior citizens, and engaging volunteers in economy of collective consumption. The majority of the competition winners work in small towns and rural areas and they have first-hand knowledge of the local community current problems. We would like the competition corresponds to its name and becomes a springboard not only for initiatives supported by the Foundation, but future brilliant ideas''.

46 independent experts from the non-commercial sector from more than 30 Russian regions were engaged to evaluate the applications. Two experts evaluated each application; and in case of a significant discrepancy, applications were sent to further assessment.

Winners of the open competition Philanthropy School, 2020

Nomination Growth Points


Non-commercial organization, Educational Center “Dawn”, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Region

Ekaterina Rodygina


Non-commercial organization, Agency of socio-cultural initiatives “Guild”, village Loch, Saratov region

Maria Kislina


Non-commercial organization of non-formal education “Speech Center.”, Petrozavodsk, the Karelia Republic

Tatiana Bondar


Non-commercial organization of non-formal education “Center for Professional Development”, Perm, Permsky Kray

Vera Selyaninova


Non-commercial organization of culture and art development “ART Resource”, Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan

Sergey Borisov


Non-commercial organization of inclusive education projects “Development without Borders”, Yekaterinburg,  Sverdlovsk Region

Marina Ponomareva


Non-commercial organization of social support, development and health promotion “Center of Good Deeds”, Jalutorovsk, Tyumen Region

Galina Oskolkova


Non-commercial organization of social and psychological rehabilitation “Colors of Life”, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region

Marina Ivanova


Non-commercial organization. Center for support  of the disabled youth, families with disabled children and World War II disabled veterans “Kindness”, Kopejsk, Chelyabinsk Region

Margarita Feshkova


Non-commercial organization. Center of folk culture and crafts, “Rybitsa”, village Ikrjanoe, Astrakhan  Region

Irina Vodovozova


Non-commercial organization. “Center for Social, Psychological and Pedagogical Rehabilitation “Live Aid”, Volgograd, Volgograd Region

Tatiana Zajchenko


Non-commercial organization. “Center for creative development “Discover Colors”, Sergiev Posad, Moscow Region

Klavdia Eskina


Non-commercial organization. Center of social adaptation of people with mental disorders “The Master and Margarita”, Moscow  

Margarita Polisskaja


Non-commercial, social  organization “Center of Kindness”, Barnaul, Altay Kray

Inna Alekseeva


Association of families to support people with special needs “Colors of this World”, Moscow

Anastasya Handazhinskaja  


The St. Elizabeth Charity Foundation “Support Mothers in Difficult Life Situations”, Astrakhan, Astrakhan Region

Maksim Tulaev


Charitable Foundation “Jewish Charitable Committee”, Moscow

Zlata Oronova


Julia Tubis Charitable Foundation, Petrozavodsk, the Karelia Republic

Julia Tubis


The Charitable Foundation “Ark”, Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Region

Oleg Shabalin


The Charitable Foundation “Wings of Life”, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod region

Vasily Koptev


Charitable Foundation “Grant a Gift”, Krasnoznameynsk, Moscow Region  

Larisa Bezverbnaya


Charitable Foundation for disabled people “Go Ahead!”, Moscow

Olga Loeva


Charitable Foundation “Give your Love to the World”, Balashikha, Moscow Region

Marina Volkova


Charitable Foundation “Warm Help”, Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Region

Valery Shagiev


Volgograd Regional NGO. Youth Association «GENERATION», Svetlyj Jar, Volgograd Region

Olga Ivanova


Volgograd Charitable Foundation “Children in Trouble”, Volgograd, Volgograd Region

Galina Morozova


Lipetsk NGO of physical education, creativity, culture and health promotion  “Territory of Health”, Lipetsk, Lipetsk Region

Maria Levasheva


Transregional charitable NGO “Friendly Environment”, Moscow

Oksana Petrova  


Local charity for multi-child families “Vega”, St. Petersburg

Natalia Korotkova


Miass Charitable Foundation “From Heart to Heart”, Miass, Chelyabinsk Region

Irina Ivanova


Youth Sport Organization “Parkour Center. Offbeats”  Stavropol, Stavropol Kray

Valentin Rabotenko


“Center for Culture and Tourism Development”, Izhevsk, the Udmurt Republic

Denis Utrobin


Centre for Children, Teenagers and Youth “Torch”, Noyabrsk, Nenets Autonomous District

Natalia Varankina


National Union “Association of Oncological Rehabilitation Specialists”, Moscow

Irina Kargalskaya


Non-commercial organization “Association of Substitute Families”, Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region  

Julia Ajupova


Nizhny Novgorod regional organization for disabled “Ark”, Zavolzhye, Nizhny Novgorod Region

Roman Ponomarenko


Nizhny Novgorod regional NGO for theater development “Piano”, Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod Region

Vladimir Chikishev


Norilsk local organization “Center for Personal Development “Start”, Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Kray

Julia Nikolaeva


NGO “Diabetic Society of Kurgan Region”, Kurgan, Kurgan Region

Natalia Vorobyeva


NGO “Union of Multi-child Families and Mothers”, Mezhdurechensk, Kemerov Region

Inna Pskovitina


NGO, center of public initiatives “Nizhneamure”, Nikolevsk-na-Amure, Khabarovsk Kray

Anna Poleshyuk


Regional NGO for helping children with autism “Contact”, Moscow

Elena Bagaradnikova


Non-commercial organization to support disabled, senior citizens and people in difficult life situations “Talisman”, Sterlitamak, the Republic of Bashkortostan

Irina Gambarova


Non-commercial organization to support senior citizens and disabled “The Joy of Old Age - Stavropol”, Stavropol, Stavropol Kray

Tatiana Vasilieva


Tyumen organization to support vulnerable social groups “Seva”, Tyumen, Tuymen Region

Rustam Kurmanov


Foundation of Independent Research and Analysis “Grany”, Perm, Perm Kray

Maria Oborina


Foundation “Kalashnikov Homeland”, Kurja, Altay Kray

Irina Kupina


Foundation of social support and development “Impulse”. Secondary school 14, Satka, Chelyabinsk Region

Svetlana Kurnosova


Foundation “Clouds” to support vulnerable social groups: multi-child and low-income families, orphans, children without parental support and people in difficult life situations, Barnaul, Altay Kray

Dzhamilja Semenenko


Private educational institute of non-formal education and psychological support “Pilgrim”, Saint Petersburg

Dina Filatova


Private institute of non-formal education and social projects “Center for Social and Psychological Help”, Kirov, Kirov Region

Nina Ershova


Yaroslav regional organization of education and social support “People’s University”, Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Region

Sergey Golovchanov


Nomination Personal Practices


Sergey Astafev

Tomsk, Tomsk Region


Sergey Beljaev

Tomsk, Tomsk Region


Ekaterina Borisova

Cherkessk, the Karachayevo-Cherkessian Republic


Tatiana Bystrova

Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region


Jelvin Dzhabbarov Jehsan ogly

Tomsk, Tomsk Region


Tatiana Efimtseva

village Bakсhar, Tomsk Region


Evgenij Zajtsev

Ozersk, Chelyabinsk Region


Mikhail Zakharenko

Kosterovo, Vladimir Region


Elena Zakharova

Cheboksary, the Chuvash Republic


Zoya Ilyinskaja

Perm, Permsky Kray


Natalia Karpova

Oktyabrsky, Khabarovsk Kray


Kristina Kaslanova

Urussu, the Republic of Tatarstan


Vitaly Kozyrev

Izhevsk, the Udmurt Republic


Anna Kotelnikova

Blagoveshchensk, Amur Region


Julia Kudrina

Snezhinsk, Chelyabinsk Region


Victoria Kuznetsova

Irkutsk, Irkutsk


Ekaterina Lapina

Yaroslavl, Yaroslavl Region


Olga Mnishko

Saint Petersburg


Galina Nasonova

Verhnie Matigory, Arkhangelsk Region


Anastasya Reshetnikova

Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Region


Alexey Rogoznikov

Miass, Chelyabinsk Region


Anastasya Ruina

Komsomolsk-na-Amure, Khabarovsk Kray


Julia Samokhvalova

Vostochnoe, Khabarovsk Kray


Jukia Terennikova

Bohan, Irkutsk Region


Nikita Tkachev

Nizhnee Chazhestrovo, Arkhangelsk Region


Anastasya Fedorova

Bogdanovsky, Arkhangelsk Region



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