The Russian Imperial Foundation was created by Grand Duke George of Russia in 2013 under the auspices of HIH Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. Originally called the "Imperial Cancer Foundation," the organization worked tirelessly and single-mindedly in Russia to help researchers and oncologists as they sought to help those who suffer from the disease which is Russia's number one killer.
On July 23, the Foundation was relaunched with an expanded mission. The Imperial Foundation now aims to continue its work, but in partnership with the very best non-profit organizations in Russia and abroad, those providing the most effective and efficient assistance to the most needy and disadvantaged in all corners of the country. These charity partners already have a proven track record in working in the key areas of interest to the Imperial Foundation, including youth services, education, health and well-being, arts and culture, medical science (with a special focus on oncology), and assistance to the elderly.
The Foundation is planning a series of fundraising events in 2019 in London, New York, Monaco and Palm Beach to highlight the work of their charity partners in Russia. Later in 2019, HIH Grand Duke George will co-host in the first “Faith and Philanthropy” Summit in St. Petersburg, where non-profit organizations from Russia and the world will gather to discuss the impact of Philanthropy upon a range of critical issues, including health care, education, science, culture, and ways to support and provide opportunity for Russia’s young people.
As well as promoting the great cultural patrimony of Russia globally, the Foundation exists to build bridges between Russia and the rest of the world, exploring their shared goals, promoting dialogue and establishing partnerships.
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