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We are a mission-driven fund, focused on development of social innovation, impact-oriented initiatives and support for creative leadership teams that will contribute to betterment of life through education, modern culture trends and proactive civic engagement.

Our mission is to make a better world for all of us.

Foundation is led by Aslan Omer Kirimli and Rustem Umerov.



We started in 1990s with individual charity & social projects, gradually growing our scale to strategic nation-wide programs.


We focus on 4 major causes.






We value long-term and trust relations with partners.

The Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program is a 10-month academic training fellowship hosted at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law. The program provides a unique opportunity to three mid-career practitioners working actively as policy-makers, legal professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders of civil society organizations in Ukraine to visit one of the world’s leading research universities for an academic year. The objective of the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program is to strengthen fellows’ leadership skills and bolster their academic foundation to address development challenges in Ukraine and across the region.

Astem Foundation is a donor for Stanford Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program, Stanford University

The Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People is the single highest executive-representative body of the Crimean Tatars in period between sessions of the Qurultay of the Crimean Tatar People. The Mejlis is a member institution of the European Union’s Platform of European Memory and Conscience.

Astem Foundation is a strategic partner, Mejlis of Crimean Tatar People

Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea is representative, exemplary, unifying islamic authority, which contributes to the betterment of Crimean Tatar Muslim community and society of Ukraine at a large. It aims to foster protection of human rights and religious freedoms; consolidation, strengthening and development of the Muslim Communities of Ukraine; education and the promotion of Islamic culture and sciences; and facilitation of education and awareness programs in matters of Islamic traditions and Crimean Tatar culture.

Astem Foundation is a strategic partner, Religious Administration of Muslims of Crimea