About the foundation
The Art, Science and Sport Charitable Foundation was established in 2006 by Alisher Usmanov, a prominent Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist. It stands as one of the leading non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the cultural and social development of Russia.
The Foundation prioritizes the support of socially significant initiatives in the fields of culture, education, and sports, both domestically and on an international scale, with the aim of enhancing the country’s reputation.
Working in partnership with renowned Russian cultural and artistic institutions, such as the Mariinsky Theater under the esteemed direction of Valery Gergiev, the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the State Academic Folk Dance Ensemble Igor Moiseyev, the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia led by Vladimir Spivakov, the Tretyakov Gallery, the Theater on Bronnaya, and the Maly Drama Theater – Theater of Europe, the Foundation supports initiatives that strengthen and showcase the rich cultural heritage of Russia.
Furthermore, the Art, Science and Sport Foundation actively engages in projects that focus on the sustainable development of small towns in Russia, as well as the professionalization of the regional non-profit sector. The Foundation demonstrates its commitment to supporting amateur sports and promoting the integration of people with disabilities into the sports community. Additionally, it actively encourages a healthy lifestyle among individuals.
As a dedicated advocate for inclusivity and accessibility in areas such as culture and art, the Foundation provides individuals with visual disabilities with tailored service solutions that foster personal growth, development, and social integration through its flagship program, “Special View”.