Inspired for a better world!

Social innovation through expanding human intellectual capacity

About Us

Astem Foundation is a mission-driven fund, committed to fostering principled and innovative communities in Ukraine. Our social investments contribute to betterment of life through education, community development and proactive civic engagement.

The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Astem Company, which has been providing support to Crimea and Ukraine community programs for many years, starting as a family initiative in 1993.

Foundation is founded and led by Aslan Omer Kirimli and Rustem Umerov.

Our Mission

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

Our values

  • Integrity & Accountability
  • Learning & Innovation
  • Growth & Development
  • Freedom & Openness

Strategic Impact

Areas of our primary interest include education, entrepreneurship, culture and civic engagement. Our commitment to shared prosperity and social innovation allows us to build collaborative platforms for new projects and partnerships, that will drive sustainable community benefits over the long-term.

Promoting and defending human rights and freedoms across Ukraine

Increasing student access and mentorship in STEM and general leadership

Supporting initiatives aimed to revive and develop Crimean cultural heritage

Creating living, working and learning opportunities for our communities

Operational Approach

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:

Donor-advised

usage of the funds is suggested by the board or donor

Designated

funds are used for whatever charitable entity the donor chooses

Community Service

funds are used to address changing needs of specific community

Scholarships

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

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