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List of Russian Charitable Organizations
New York:
+1 212 343 0600
+972 3 374 1560
+44 20 7442 5512
243 west 60th street, store 2
New York, NY 10023

Nastenka Foundation (Pediatric Cancer Hospital) and American Women's Organization (AWO) Charities

The fund helps Russian children fight cancer. According to the Russian Health Ministry's data, 3,000 children develop cancer annually. In Russia, children's oncology faces many problems that prevent timely and appropriate treatment. The major problem: underfinancing which means lack of medications and equipment and a shortage of qualified medical personnel. as a result, Russian children recovery rate is only 50% compared to that of 80-90% in the Western countries.

Nastenka Foundation was formed to help these sick children of Russia by providing the means for channeling further tax free donations, and through its website bringing the plight of these children worldwide. The American Women’s Organization (AWO) provides additional financial support through the proceeds from their annual holiday bazaar, and emotional assistance to the children and their mothers.

For more information please contact Jamila Alieva at + 7 (495) 980-53-77.


Diema’s Dream: A foundation for Disable Russian Orphans

In Russia, no day care or school accepts disabled children. Parents often feel that they have no choice but to abandon their baby to the state for care, which is strongly encouraged by medical establishment. Then, having to face the level of care given to these children in state institutions, most mothers stop visiting their children. Disabled orphan children in Russia are kept in special institutions at 3 different ages; birth to 5 yrs, 5 to 18 yrs and 18 and older. When children turn 18 they are moved to an institution for the adult disable and elderly where most of them surely die within a year.

To provide an alternative to life in an institution, Diema's Dream has just broken ground on a village 250 kms south of Moscow. For the first time in their lives these children will know what it means to live in a home and not an institution. They will sit calmly in their wheelchair with a cat on their lap and a loving dog at their feet. They will continue their education and therapy there. Diema’s Dreams also hopes to be able to give mother’s a choice other then the abandonment of their child. In 2006, Diema's Dream will open an Early Intervention and Education center in the South of Moscow not too far from the orphanage. There, they will have a day care facility and school for disabled children.

For more in formation please contact Mary Dudley


Taganka Children's Fund (TCF)

Taganka Children’s Fund (TCF) supports over 600 single-parent families, including over 900 disadvantaged children, to prevent children from entering institutionalized care or ending up alone on the city streets. Single parents face immense problems and hurdles in Russia, which often seem impossible to overcome if faced alone. TCF reaches out to those in need to improve the opportunities for lone parents and their children. TCF directs its activities in six main areas: Legal and psychological advice and counseling for single parents; community development programs; employment and training initiatives; cultural programs; resource center and information service for families; and humanitarian aid. TCF could not continue its work without its supporters. Please join us to help make a difference in the lives of needy children.

For more in formation please contact Taganka Children's Fund at +7 (495) 911-74-49

Taganskaya Ploshchad d.88, Building 1, Moscow, Russia


Downside Up

Downside Up was founded by a group of British businessmen in 1996 after they learned about the poor conditions of children with Down syndrome in Russia and the complete absence of any early intervention services for them. Downside Up aims to prevent abandonment by providing parents and carers with the information they need to make an informed choice about caring for their child so that each child has the best chance to be cared for in a loving environment where their basic needs will certainly be met and more. Today the centerpiece of Downside Up’s work is its Early Intervention Center in Moscow where developmental programs for some 650 children with Down syndrome and their families from Moscow and 45 Russian regions are held. For nine years Downside Up has remained the only place in Russia where direct services to these children are provided on a daily basis. In 2006 Downside Up will open a new Early Intervention Center. The bigger premises will enable Downside Up to help twice as many children and satisfy the growing demand for ongoing consultations and training programs for specialists from different regions in Russia. For individuals who want to help, Downside Up runs a Sponsor-A-child program.

If you would like to help children with Down syndrome, please contact Downside Up at +7 (495) 367 1000, 367 26 36

3rd Parkovaya Ulitsa d.14A, 105043 Moscow, Russia


Kitezh Children’s Community

Kitezh is a network of therapeutic communities that give children from orphanages loving foster families. The aim is to create a developing environment for the education and care of orphans and children in crisis. The first Kitezh village is in Kaluga Region, 300km south west of Moscow, and the second village Kitezh-Orion, is located 60 Km in the same direction. Kitezh is recognized nationally and internationally for the outstanding work that it does in healing traumatized children and in helping them to build the personal and academic skills to become active, contributing members of society. Their vision is to create children’s fostering villages all over Russia. How many Kitezh villages will it take to empty Russia’s orphanages?

If you would like to help, please contact Kitezh


International Women's club charities donations office

The Charities Donations Office of the International Women's Club of Moscow receives many donations of various items. These are sorted by the volunteers at the office and then redistributed to IWC Chanties' projects with baby houses, orphanages, foster families, the elderly, street children, soup kitchens, prisons and holding centers, the handicapped and hospitals, and other charity organizations and individuals in need. There are also regular collections of donations at Pokrovsky Hills, Rosinka & Park Place.

For more information, please contact IWC Donations Office at +7 (916) 410 1366

3 Gruzinsky Pereulok, Entrance 1, Apt 1A (ground floor, M. Belorusskaya; open on Mondays from 1 1.00 to 13.00 (at other times by appointment)


Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund (ROOF)

Since 1997, ROOF has been a pioneer in providing high-quality educational opportunities for children and young adults from Russian orphanages. Their aim is to help each child or young adult by providing opportunities and encouragement to learn and grow; to take advantage of their own talents and gifts and make the most of them, working to overcome the disadvantages of their past and become more fully themselves.


Action for Russia's Children (ARC)

Action for Russia’s Children (ARC) is a UK registered charity with an all-volunteer staff. It provides support to Russian organizations that develop care in the community for orphans, homeless, disabled and disadvantaged children.


Hope Worldwide

Charitable fund HOPE worldwide Moscow is a non-profit charity, registered in March 1996. HOPE worldwide helps orphans, disabled children and support the pensioners and veterans of World War II.


Maria's Children

Moscow-based organization that provides arts therapy and training for Russian orphans. They also work to place these children in homes, not institutions.



Provides programs of social protection, education, training and self-sufficiency and advocacy for orphans, disadvantaged children and young adults in Russia. Provides direct humanitarian aid, medicine, food and supplies to orphanages in need. Educates and advocates for the elimination of sexual trafficking of girls and young women from Russia and the former Republics and assists in their rescue, return and rehabilitation.


United Way

The United Way Moscow is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving peoples' lives in Moscow and eventually in Russia. They marshal volunteer and monetary resources to make a positive impact the lives of children, youth, seniors, and influence the policies of Moscow and Russia.


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