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ASTEM Foundation Supports Ukraine

On February 24, Russia began the full-scale military invasion of Ukraine. This is an act of war, an attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, a gross violation of the UN Charter and international law’s fundamental norms and principles. 

Astem Foundation, as one of the leading social development foundations in Ukraine, launched an emergency humanitarian project to respond to emergency and long-term needs resulting from military aggression in Ukraine. 

The initiative aims to establish a pooling of donor contributions for designated funding of multi-sectoral aid programs.


📍Our offices are located in Lviv and Kyiv.

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

Using digital technologies to improve public policy and business processes

Satisfying community needs without compromising the quality of environment

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:


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

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