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267 museum
projects in Russia have received support from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation
The Foundation runs long-term scholarship and grant programs for talented students and faculty at Russia’s leading public and private higher educational institutions, as well as for museum staff, sports professionals, and experts in endowment creation and development.

The Foundation’s core principles are:

Transparency

Our work approach ensures maximum transparency. We comply with clear principles and follow the rules. We report on the progress and results of our work to our partners and society.

Creativity

We welcome creativity and innovation in any initiatives. We help every team member, partner, grantee and program participant unleash their creative potential.


Professionalism

In our work we are always focused on professional standards, from how we organize a workflow to partners we choose. We actively seek, explore, apply and disseminate best practices in our sphere. We are not ready to rest and aim to constantly progress. We strive to meet new challenges.


Responsibility

We take responsibility for what we do. We are guided by the idea “Do no harm” and carefully evaluate potential risks for our grantees and partners, making every effort to reduce or exclude them. The basis of our management decisions is objective, verified and full information.


Attention to personality

We believe that every individual is unique and offer a tailored approach for everyone. We respect the diversity of personal values, opinions, and appreciate that every person is different.


Equality

We provide equal opportunities for partnership to all our partners and program participants.


Courage

We are proactive in our work and involve all stakeholders to achieve positive sustainable change. We are open to experiment and innovative solutions. We support research, use and replication of new approaches, methods, technologies in our sphere.


Complex (results-oriented) approach

In our work we use a wide range of information, expert, educational, competitive models and tools. We are focused on tangible, measurable practical results and their long-term impact.

     
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The Foundation staff have been active participants in building a community of professionals in the non-profit sector in Russia, promoting the use of best practices and modern methods in operating philanthropic organizations. 

The Vladimir Potanin Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Center and a founding member of Russia Donors Forum. 

Vladimir Potanin, the Foundation’s creator, is the founder and President of Interros and the President - Chairman of the Management Board of Norilsk Nickel, MMC.

Larisa Zelkova, the Foundation’s Chairman of the Board, is a member of the Russian Federation Presidential Council for Culture and Art and a member of the Public Council of the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture.



General Director: Oksana Oracheva
Address: ul. Tverskaya 16/1, Moscow, Russia 125009
Telephone: +7 (495) 149 3018

More about the Foundation’s operations can be found at: http://english.fondpotanin.ru/

Press Center
Vladimir Potanin, a longstanding trustee of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, has endowed a new fellowship for the conservation of contemporary art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
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Vladimir Potanin spoke at the celebration marking the 20th anniversary of his Foundation. He outlined his vision for the future of the Foundation and explained what parameters he uses to evaluate its work. He believes that charitable work has to take into account feedback: social needs and demands.
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On January 3rd  Rosa Khutor Ice Palace hosted a fundraiser hockey game with the participation of the national hockey stars. President of Russia Vladimir Putin attended the game between The Hockey Legends and The Night Hockey League teams.
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Vladimir Potanin Foundation was places seventh in the list in terms of the budget size with a budget of 336.5 million rubles in 2014.
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This year the Foundation received 419 applications from different Russian museums. The expert council selected winners in 18 nominations. In 2016, «Museums and Museum Community» nomination became the most popular category among Russian museum professionals, with almost 160 application received.

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This year the biggest program of the charity foundation that supports innovations in Russian museums celebrates 10-year anniversary. Grants, which are given on competitive ground, are supposed for museum projects that drive new information technologies to expositions, promote museum programs via internet, provide equal opportunities for different audiences, make contacts with other museums, local businesses, authorities and organizations from different fields. Contestants have the opportunity to study, get career growth, share the experience with colleagues from different regions.
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