Friends Foundation was created to enrich the non-profit sector with more professionalism

Friends Foundation was found by three companions: Gor Nahapetyan, Yan Yanovsy and Dmitriy Yampolsky in 2015 to help the Russian charity industry to become more professional.

Having supported various non-for-profit organizations and individuals, friends have come to a realization, that the non-commercial sector needs systematic changes.

Structurally, Friends Foundation is a foundation of foundations, a combination of opportunities, knowledge, resources and experience. We dont partake in direct support and assistance, we dont happen to be mediators between the donators and charity foundations, we dont support the foundations during their life term, but guide them to become more stable and self-reliable.


We would like to strengthen the charity industry in Russia in order to make it more professional, uplift the work levels of NKO and foundations by attracting successful managers from different branches/sectors to their establishment and through the specialization of their workers. We construct spaces and devices as for fundraising, thus also for prosperous collaboration of foundations with businesses and government.

Friends help other foundations expand their work

Friends Foundation as a true friend, does a lot of good


Our main activity directions are described in the Projects section. Apart from the foundation as a true friend completing a variety of significant tasks, which cant be all listed in all the official reports. We attempt to support our kin: share our knowledge, spend time on searching the best solutions, possibly also financially aid, basically act upon all the things, that we informally and in a friendly way do in a real life.

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

— Mohammed Ali