Report: Philanthropy in Russia

Content Manager • 1 August 2021

   The report, titled simply Philanthropy in Russia is part of a wider series, developed by Philanthropy for Social Justice and Peace, reviewing the current state of philanthropy in emerging economies and the role philanthropy is playing in the world today.

      Authored by former Alliance editor Caroline Hartnell, the report provides an overview of the current state of philanthropy in Russia, based on conversations with people who have been working to promote, support or strengthen the field in Russia.

      The report is divided into five main sections; an introduction to the current Russian financial and social landscape; the standing of philanthropy in Russia at the present moment; what drives Russian philanthropy and what are its limitations; and some final reflections on the potential of philanthropy in Russia.

      Among other findings, the report highlights the rise of community philanthropy, where 51 of Russia’s 70 community foundations work in small towns and rural areas, with limited money or resources.

     A 2017 report from CAF Russia noted that 53 per cent of Russian citizens had donated money to charity within the last 12 months suggesting a growth of ‘middle class’ philanthropy in the country.


For more information, please see the full report attached below. 

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The views expressed in the blog and the report attached are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect those of the SDG Philanthropy Platform. The SDG Philanthropy Platform is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development planning. It is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and WINGS, and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Oak Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and many others.