History of the Pushkin Fund
Founded in 1997, The Pushkin Legacy has played an important
role in Russian-American cultural relations. In April 1999, on
the eve of the 200th anniversary of Pushkin’s birth, Pushkin
Legacy and Stanford University hosted the now famous
International Pushkin Conference.
Attended by over 300
Pushkin Scholars from around the world, it was the largest
Pushkin conference ever held outside of Russia. The resulting
scholarship and publications continue to have an effect on the
study of Pushkin and his works.
The Fund issues financial grants on a
one-time or continuing basis to entities and individuals that,
in the judgment of the Fund’s Management Board and Advisory
Council meet the definitions of the Fund’s Mission Statement
and are within the financial capability of the Fund. Grants
are issued based on a formal application procedure and
grantees are held to strict standards of accountability in the
use of grant funds.
Grants in support of
Children’s Hospital #15, St. Petersburg
Continuing grants for facility and equipment
improvements. Founded in 1893 this hospital supports the
health and welfare of orphans and children whose parents
have lost their rights. On June 16, 2003, the new playground
and secured outdoor area, initiated and sponsored by the
Fund was officially dedicated. In October 2005,
contributions generated by the Fund and its sponsors
permitted the purchase of an EEG unit and an ultrasound
machine for the hospital. In 2006, proceeds from the Ball
helped realize a much needed roof for the hospital.
The Boarding School for Musical
Education at Mytischi, Moscow Oblast
name indicates, a special orphanage for children who are
musically gifted. The Fund makes continuing grants for
musical equipment to facilitate the education of these
children and the realization of their special gifts.
The 32nd Psycho-Neurological Children’s
The Fund and its sponsors are
funding the acquisition of an EEG unit for use in the
diagnostic programs of
this hospital that is so critical
to the health of its young patients.
- Bykovo Orphanage, Moscow Oblast
Continuing Fund grants will aid this orphanage in the
provision of much-needed basic materials and
Grants for Culture and the Arts:
Pushkin National Museum, St. Petersburg
Continuing grants for education conferences and
presentations, the publication of the first official museum
guidebook and the film on the descendants of the Lyceum
Pushkinsky Dom, St. Petersburg
Continuing grants for preservation of the archives.
Pushkinsky Dom is the repository of the priceless
manuscripts of Pushkin, Tolstoy, Gogol, Dostoevsky and
Department of Pushkin Studies – Sergei
Fomichev, St. Petersburg
The leading Pushkin scholar in
Russia. Continuing grants for publications and conferences ,
2002 Crimea Pushkin Conference. The Fund
is now supporting the Pushkinsky Dom in the digital
of Pushkin’s original working manuscripts.
Mikhailovskoye State Preserve Museum,
Continuing grants for the restoration and
preservation of Petrovskoye, Pushkin’s ancestral home.
- State Pushkin Museum, Moscow
for various publications, including “Memories”, the most
important book to be published by the Museum in the last
twenty years. Further grants in support of the restoration
of the V. L. Pushkin House Museum.
Registration # 116467 • Established
1997, Stanford, California, USA
Registration # 002.073.343 • Established
2001, Moscow, Russia