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Social innovation through expanding human intellectual capacity
We stand with 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.
Who we are
We are a mission-driven fund, committed to promote principled and innovative communities in Ukraine. Our social investments contribute to betterment of life through education, community development and proactive civic engagement.
The Foundation was founded by Aslan Omer Kirimli and Rustem Umerov as a philanthropic arm of the ASTEM to provide support to Ukraine community programs with a special focus to Crimea and Crimean Tatars.
Our mission is to make a better world for everyone, bringing united funding, innovation and expertise.
Support for restoration of the Yani Kapu raid tug
On May 2020, ASTEM Foundation restored the raid tug “Yany Kapu” of the Ukrainian Navy, damaged by the Russian military during the Kerch Strait incident. The raid tug was captured…
Special Course for Ukrainian Parliamentarians and Government Representatives
Astem Foundation was among first to support the Special Course for Ukrainian Parliamentarians and Government Representatives on Addressing Public Policy Issues, led by F. Fukuyama – a legendary scholar in…
Ukraine Global Scholars Event in Kyiv
Astem Foundation supported Ukraine Global Scholars event, hosting alumni, the newly admitted 2019 cohort, parents, a number of Ukraine-based employers, and the US Embassy staff, including the Honorable William B. Taylor,…
Design for the Kyiv Memorial of Genocide of the Crimean Tatar People
Astem Foundation, supported arrangement to create the concept of architectural memorial composition to honor the victims of the genocide of the Crimean Tatar people in 1944. The primary aim is…
Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program
Astem Foundation, in line with its commitment to support Science and Leadership Education, became the official sponsor for Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program in Stanford University (US). The Ukrainian Emerging Leaders…
Restoration of Historical Orta Cuma Cami Mosque in Crimea
Full restoration of Orta Cuma Cami that was one of the main Mosques during Khan’s period (built in 1674) and played a role of a Central Mosque for Jumaa prayers…
Human Rights Advocacy
Promoting and defending human rights and freedoms across Ukraine
Science & Education
Increasing student access and mentorship in STEM and general leadership
Refugee Integration Support
Global support for employment opportunities & economic integration for refugees
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
We raise and manage targeted funding for not-for-profit organisations that perform activities in areas of our primary interest.
We support following types of fund administration: