The Fund supports initiatives focused on strengthening both solidarity and mutual help in Russian society, on joining the efforts of different civil society institutions aimed at solving multifaceted issues, and involving citizens in decisions related to finding solutions for social problems and territory development.
In order to ensure the successful and steady development the Russian society has to overcome the credibility gap and solidarity crisis, poor level of public self-organization, mutual support and involvement of Russia’s citizens into the matters of solving current social issues.
The programs the Fund provides support for foster the self-organization of the society, optimize the efforts of civic activists, professional communities, local authorities and businesses for social, humanitarian and cultural development of the Russian territories, along with facilitation of public interest in examples of devoted social service and developing of volunteering.
Dozens of volunteers from the medical sphere go to Kuril Islands twice a year where they provide professional aid for the local people. Traditionally, pediatric specialists arrive in spring while medical workers for adult population come in autumn.
The award was established by the Foundation of Saint Andrew the First-Called and is one of the most prestigious public awards in Russia. It rewards the people whose life and deeds represent the best examples of dedication and selfless service.