Background
Rinat Akhmetov Foundation was established in July, 2005 to systematically remove causes of social problems in Ukraine and to move from emergent help charity projects to consistent strategy of social development. Till 2008, Rinat Akhmetov Foundation functioned as SCM’s (System Capital Management) Corporate Foundation. Since 2008 the Foundation started working as a private foundation of Rinat Akhmetov.
Mission
Work for people by eliminating pressing social problems by adopting the best experience gained in Ukraine and abroad; by creating unique system decisions; by achieving the best results with each of our projects and activities. The principles of the Foundation • Transparency: the highest standards of transparency of projects and activities of the Fund at all stages: from the decision-making to summing-up. • Independence: no conjunctural and populist motives in decision making. • Effectiveness: the desire to get the best possible social effects from the invested efforts and assets, consolidation of our and our partners’ efforts. • Professionalism: professional expertise, professional performance and professional coordination of activity. • Practice-oriented approach: focus on achieving stated objectives.
Programme areas
"Cancer can be cured" is the first and yet the only large-scale program in Ukraine, established to give an opportunity to Ukrainian people to be diagnosed and get cancer treatment in accordance with the world standards. Over the program implementation period more than 80,000 people had an opportunity to diagnose and treat a number of oncological diseases on the equipment, installed by the Foundation in the partner clinics.

"Stop TB in Ukraine" is a program established to overcome TB epidemic in Ukraine. Thanks to the program more than 35,000 patients were examined on the equipment purchased by the Foundation. During the program implementation period (2008-2013), the incidence among new TB cases in Donetsk region was decreased by 22% as compared to 2008, and the death rate from tuberculosis was reduced by 41 %.

"Targeted Assistance" program is providing help here and now to those, who got into a difficult situation. First of all the help is provided for emergency treatment and long-term rehabilitation of children. Back in the peaceful times the Foundation helped 20,702 people from all over Ukraine. Since the outbreak of the war targeted assistance program operates as part of Humanitarian Center's activity. As of January 2017, more than 51,607 Donbas civilians got help from Humanitarian Center.

The goals of "Contemporary Education" program were increasing the quality of higher education for journalists in a new "Multimedia Journalism" speciality and providing the leading universities with professional teachers on "Digital Media". The main result of our six-year work was training of 150 journalists and 20 teachers from 10 universities of Ukraine.

"Dynamic Culture" direction was created to support cultural initiatives and talented artists, as they find new ideas that envision the images of the future and life of society. During the program existence period they implemented 361 innovative projects (initiatives) in museum management, literature, theatre, visual arts, cinema and interdisciplinary projects. For example, "The Tribe" by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy became the most titled Ukrainian film. The film won four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and got the European Oscar; all together the film received over 35 prestigious international film awards.

"Say No to Orphanhood" had the same goal back in the peacetime as now: helping a child to find a family. During the project implementation period 8,657 children from all over Ukraine were adopted or found foster families thanks to the all-Ukrainian portal of national adoption www.sirotstvy.net. There were two Mother and child centres opened in Donetsk and Kyiv, a crisis centre in Dnipropetrovsk, and there are 4 operating family support centres. 41 family-type orphanages were established and hosted 400 children that are being raised there. The motto of "Say No to Orphanhood" program is "Every child shall live in family".

Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is the largest humanitarian aid mission in Ukraine. It was established on August 6, 2014 in order to provide maximum assistance to all civilians of Donetsk and Luhansk regions affected by the military actions. The Center has pooled resources of the Foundation, all SCM Group’s businesses and Shakhtar Football Club. For 2.5 years the number of people provided with the assistance from the Center (at least once) reached 1,148,596 people. To learn more about the results of the work of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center, click on the link: www.fdu.org.ua/en.