DOES RAF ACCEPT DONATIONS?
The Russian American Foundation (RAF) is a New York non-profit corporation that is exempt from income tax under section 501(c)(3). RAF is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage interest in and understanding of Russian Heritage among all communities in the US, and to promote reciprocal interest in and understanding of American heritage among global Russian speaking communities. RAF is organized under the laws of the State of New York, with its principal office located at 70 West 36 Street, Suite 701, NY NY 10018, Tax ID No 13-3946716.
RAF welcomes general support as well as specific support of the following programs:
- Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Scholarship Fund
RAF offers extensive scholarship support to aspiring talented dancers interested in participating in its Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Program. The support is given based on demonstration of financial need and talent. Because of the quality of RAF’s Program, RAF is pleased that so many extremely talented students desire to participate. Unfortunately, many of them are unable to support the financial costs associated with the training. RAF supports limited scholarships through its own funding and is always looking to expand its capability to offer such opportunities.
- NSLI for Youth (NSLI-Y) Russian American Heritage Experience
Due to limited funds, the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that starting in 2012 it would no longer be able to support this program. RAF is committed to restarting this program which brings a unique opportunity to youth of the Russian American community to immerse themselves in their heritage, culture and language first-hand. If you are interested in becoming an official supporter of the program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Annual Russian Heritage Festival ®
Numerous events which showcase Russian American culture, heritage and people take place during the month of June throughout New York City . Over 90% of the events are public with no admission fees. RAF welcomes general support for the Festival. Specific event Sponsorships are also available. If you are interested in becoming an official supporter of the program, please contact email@example.com.
For more detailed inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or lend your immediate general support by donating now online.
Charitable Solicitation Disclosure Statement
Your online donation is greatly valued and is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent allowed by law and represents a contribution to RAF’s general mission as stated above. For contributions restricted to specific programs and scholarship funds, please contact RAF directly.
For a copy of RAF’s latest annual report, audited financial statement, or annual tax return, please send your request along with a self-addressed stamped envelope (make sure amount is appropriate for up to 2 lbs.) to Attn: Accounting Department, Russian American Foundation, 70 West 36 Street, Suite 701, NY NY 10018 or by calling (212) 687-6118 x222.
In addition, copies of such documents can be obtained by contacting the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau at www.CharitiesNYS.com
HOW CAN I BECOME A SPONSOR OF RAF’S EVENTS?
Russian American Foundation welcomes sponsors for its events. Please contact Regina Shamilov 212.687.6118 ext. 202. The following are some examples of benefits that our sponsors receive:
- Build brand/product/service awareness
- Access a community otherwise not reachable by mass marketing and conventional advertising
- Participate in unique networking opportunities
- Obtain extensive media exposure