The Suleyman Kerimov Foundation is focused on improving the quality of life of disadvantaged communities – and within those particularly of young people – throughout Russia and the world, in collaboration with other global organizations.
Primarily supports Russian charities and initiatives, but also operates in the rest of the world.
The Foundation distributes its philanthropic efforts across a diverse range of areas, including:
In 2015, the Suleyman Kerimov Foundation donated over $33 million to various non-profit organizations, programs and projects.
The Kerimov Foundation awards grants on a case-by-case basis rather than through cause-based programs. The current primary focus of the foundation is in donations to religious projects. Funding to education, infrastructure, social services and individual projects is awarded on a case by case basis. Grants in 2015 to various faith based projects has increased.
Main Criteria for Funding Projects
The Kerimov Foundation’s criteria for funding projects are dependent upon the organisation’s specific funding area: for each one the Foundation provides a short summary of how it wishes to assist development. Individuals or organizations interested in applying for a grant are invited to request an application form by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its founding in 2007, the Suleyman Kerimov Foundation has funded over 390 initiatives, including: