Astem Foundation – the philanthropic arm of Astem – has been providing support to Crimea and Ukraine community programs for many years, firstly as a family initiative from 1993 and then in 2013 formalizing Astem’s growing citizenship activities.

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 founded and led by Aslan Omer Kirimli and Rustem Umerov.


The Foundation builds on the strengths of Astem’s core values, employees and businesses to drive improvements to communities throughout the world. We are committed to 4 core values:


ASTEM Foundation’s pioneering approach to shared prosperity and social innovation opens the doors to build collaborative platforms for new projects and partnerships, that will drive sustainable community benefits over the long-term.


Reflecting the growth of Astem’s businesses, Astem Foundation’s activities have become more global and diverse in nature. We work to achieve our objectives through own initiatives and by making donations to not-for-profit organizations, that meet our criteria. Current network of supported not-for-profits include innovative and well-run community organizations across Ukraine.


Crimea Development Fund

Non-governmental organization, aiming to uncover the potential of Crimean and to create vision of Crimea as successful region of Ukraine.


Evkaf Foundation

Religious charity organization, focused to foster development of Muslim community, civic engagement and personal endowments.


We recognize that all together we grow stronger by helping to advance local communities, business practices and individual lives in Ukraine and around the world. Our social causes are wide-reaching and primarily include:


We raise and manage targeted funding to innovative and well-run not-for-profit organizations that perform activities in areas of our primary interest. We support following types of fund administration:


usage of the funds is suggested by the board or donor


funds are used for whatever charitable entity the donor chooses

Community Service

funds are used to address changing needs of specific community


funds are used to assist students with the cost of higher education


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