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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 1560 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10036 Tax ID No 13-3946716.


RAF welcomes general support as well as specific support of the following programs:

  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive Scholarships
    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.
  • Annual Russian Heritage Month®
    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 Annual Russian Heritage Month®. Specific event Sponsorships are also available. If you are interested in becoming an official supporter of the program, please contact

For more detailed inquiries, please email 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, 1560 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10036 or by calling (212) 687-6118 x209.

In addition, copies of such documents can be obtained by contacting the New York State Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau at


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

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