The Rybakov Foundation is a private philanthropic organization, created by Ekaterina Rybakova and Igor Rybakov in 2015. The Foundation's mission is to create a tradition of developing society with our own hands. In order to bring our mission to fruition, we developed the concept of "School as the center of society", in order to develop a social and educational environment in schools.
Rybakov Foundation
We are convinced that a tradition of developing society with our
own hands needs to be formed at school because it is here
that the basis of an individual's personality is formed and
possibilities are opened up. That is why the focus of our work is precisely school is the center of society. A good school is
not just the walls, facilities, or impressive exam results.
A good school consists of an emotionally healthy environment,
in which children and teenagers spend much of their time.
The aim of the Rybakov Foundation
is to search for strong leaders, who are
capable of creating and implementing
socially significant projects that
the school community can participate in.
This is how the Rybakov Foundation's
network of effective partnerships
is developing. We are creating a new
environment of interaction between
like-minded people who are
ready to jointly implement
socially significant projects.
Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova
Chairman of the Board and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
President, Board Member and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
We are creating a fruitful social and educational
environment. To do this we gather around the school
a community which includes teachers and school
administration, pupils and parents, grateful
graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents,
government officials.
The school community is an environment where
everyone can show their initiative, participate
in the common cause and come to believe in their
own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy.
As well as realizing our mission: to establish a tradition
of developing society with our own hands.

The Rybakov Foundation
is a foundation of people.
A foundation of doers.
A foundation of those
who do not wait for tomorrow,
but have a sense of their own
responsibility for the development of the environment
that surrounds them and are acting right now.
The aim of the Rybakov Foundation is to search for strong leaders, who are capable of creating and implementing socially significant projects that the school community can participate in. This is how the Rybakov Foundation's network of effective partnerships is developing. We are creating a new environment of interaction between like-minded people who are ready to jointly implement socially significant projects. The Rybakov Foundation is a foundation of people. A foundation of doers. A foundation of those who do not wait for tomorrow, but have a sense of their own responsibility for the development of the environment that surrounds them and are acting right now.
Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova
Chairman of the Board and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
President, Board Member
and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
We are convinced that a tradition of developing society with our own hands needs to be formed at school because it is here that the basis of an individual's personality is formed and possibilities are opened up. That is why the focus of our work is precisely school is the center of society. A good school is not just the walls, facilities, or impressive exam results. A good school consists of an emotionally healthy environment, in which children and teenagers spend much of their time.
We are creating a fruitful social and educational environment. To do this we gather around the school a community which includes teachers and school administration, pupils and parents, grateful graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents, government officials.
The school community is an environment where everyone can show their initiative, participate in the common cause and come to believe in their own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy. As well as realizing our mission: to establish a tradition of developing society with our own hands.
The aim of the Rybakov Foundation is to search for strong leaders, who are capable of creating and implementing socially significant projects that the school community can participate in. This is how the Rybakov Foundation's network of effective partnerships is developing. We are creating a new environment of interaction between like-minded people who are ready to jointly implement socially significant projects. The Rybakov Foundation is a foundation of people. A foundation of doers. A foundation of those who do not wait for tomorrow, but have a sense of their own responsibility for the development of the environment that surrounds them and are acting right now.

Igor Rybakov,
Chairman of the Board and
co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova
We are convinced that a tradition of developing society with our own hands needs to be formed at school because it is here that the basis of an individual's personality is formed and possibilities are opened up. That is why the focus of our work is precisely school is the center of society. A good school is not just the walls, facilities, or impressive exam results. A good school consists of an emotionally healthy environment, in which children and teenagers spend much of their time. We are creating a fruitful social and educational environment. To do this we gather around the school a community which includes teachers and school administration, pupils and parents, grateful graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents, government officials. The school community is an environment where everyone can show their initiative, participate in the common cause and come to believe in their own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy. As well as realizing our mission: to establish a tradition of developing society with our own hands.

Ekaterina Rybakova,
President, Board Member
and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation
Igor Rybakov
Chairman of the Board and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation

«The role of the entrepreneur is to give the world what the world is currently lacking for growth and prosperity. That is my mission»

A Russian entrepreneur, venture investor and philanthropist. He is one of the richest people in Russia, according to Forbes magazine's list (78 place). He is the co-owner and co-owner of TechnoNICOL, which brings together 54 factories located in 7 countries, of Rybakov Foundation, Equium business-club and SOK smart office. He is co-founder of Larix, an international venture capital fund, and PryTek, an international business integrator. Total resources under the management—200 mln, over 50 projects have been invested. Being the investor of World Chess, he is developing and spreading chess to the masses. Igor Rybakov is a popularizer of philanthropy in Russia and co-founder of the Legacy Endowment Foundation—an international organization for developing personalized solutions for launching and implementing philanthropic projects. The first Russian blogger-billionaire, the author of the Youtube channel, Instagram и Telegram (@rybakovigor).

Our team
Ekaterina Rybakova
President, Board Member and co-founder of the Rybakov Foundation

Ekaterina was born in Nizhny Tagil in a family of metallurgical engineers. She studied at the physics and technical school at MIPT (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and was accepted to the Faculty of Radio-frequency Engineering of Ural State Technical University. Later she decided to change her study selection and entered St. Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design. Then she got a second degree in Costume Design in Moscow. After her first child was born she left the profession and focused on the family. Now Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova have four children – two daughters and two sons. Ekaterina supported her husband in his philanthropic activities, becoming a co-founder and president of the Rybakov Foundation.

Our team
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In 2019, the co-founders of the Rybakov Foundation set up an annual prize of $1,000,000 for the most inspiring example of an implemented project that promotes school is the center of society. The aim of the prize is to spread the idea of developing society with our own hands and to showcase role models who embody this idea. Nominations for the Rybakov Prize can be made by associations or societies that bring together decision makers, entrepreneurs, teachers, leaders of academic institutions, graduates, and pupils. Applications will be accepted from September onwards.
Rybakov Prize 2020
Time remaining until
applications will be accepted:
In 2019, the co-founders of the Rybakov Foundation set up an annual prize of $1,000,000 for the most inspiring example of an implemented project that promotes school is the center of society. The aim of the prize is to spread the idea of developing society with our own hands and to showcase role models who embody this idea. Nominations for the Rybakov Prize can be made by associations or societies that bring together decision makers, entrepreneurs, teachers, leaders of academic institutions, graduates, and pupils. Applications will be accepted from September onwards.
Rybakov Prize 2020
In 2019, the co-founders of the Rybakov Foundation set up an annual prize of $1,000,000 for the most inspiring example of an implemented project that promotes school is the center of society. The aim of the prize is to spread the idea of developing society with our own hands and to showcase role models who embody this idea. Nominations for the Rybakov Prize can be made by associations or societies that bring together decision makers, entrepreneurs, teachers, leaders of academic institutions, graduates, and pupils. Applications will be accepted from September onwards.
Rybakov Prize 2020
Time remaining until
applications will be accepted:
The competition starts on September 16th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
How it all began
The competition starts on October 14th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
It is an all-Russian competition that has integrated the #iTeacher and TOPSchool competition programs. The latter is an environment for the exchange of experiences regarding the topic of transforming school into the center of society. The competition identifies the best examples of active school communities and their leaders: head teachers, teachers, parents, and graduates.
All-Russian L.S. Vygotsky Competition is an environment conducive to the exchange of pedagogical experience in the field of the child-centered preschool education.
How it all began
The Rybakov School Award Competition
Всероссийский конкурс им. Л.С.Выготского
The competition starts on September 16th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
How it all began
The competition starts on October 14th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
It is an all-Russian competition that has integrated the #iTeacher and TOPSchool competition programs. The latter is an environment for the exchange of experiences regarding the topic of transforming school into the center of society. The competition identifies the best examples of active school communities and their leaders: head teachers, teachers, parents, and graduates.
All-Russian L.S. Vygotsky Competition is an environment conducive to the exchange of pedagogical experience in the field of the child-centered preschool education.
How it all began
The Rybakov School Award Competition
Всероссийский конкурс им. Л.С.Выготского
The competition starts on September 16th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
How it all began
The competition starts on October 14th
Time remaining until applications will be accepted:
It is an all-Russian competition that has integrated the #iTeacher and TOPSchool competition programs. The latter is an environment for the exchange of experiences regarding the topic of transforming school into the center of society. The competition identifies the best examples of active school communities and their leaders: head teachers, teachers, parents, and graduates.
All-Russian L.S. Vygotsky Competition is an environment conducive to the exchange of pedagogical experience in the field of the child-centered preschool education.
How it all began
The Rybakov School Award Competition
Всероссийский конкурс им. Л.С.Выготского
The competition starts
on September 16th
Time remaining until
applications will be accepted:
How it all began
The competition starts
on October 14th
Time remaining until
applications will be accepted:
It is an all-Russian competition that
has integrated the #iTeacher and
TOPSchool competition programs.
The latter is an environment for the
exchange of experiences regarding the
topic of transforming school into
the center of society.
The competition identifies the best
examples of active school communities
and their leaders: head teachers,
teachers, parents, and graduates.
All-Russian L.S. Vygotsky Competition
is an environment conducive to the
exchange of pedagogical experience
in the field of the child-centered
preschool education.
How it all began
The Rybakov School Award Competition
Всероссийский конкурс им. Л.С.Выготского
Team
Finance
Operational management
Program
The Foundation's Board
Board of Trustees
Our team
Edward Ostrobrod
Member, Board of Trustees
Oscar Hartmann
Chair, Board of Trustees
A Russian entrepreneur, venture investor and philanthropist. He is one of the richest people in Russia, according to Forbes magazine's list (78 place). He is the co-owner and co-owner of TechnoNICOL, which brings together 54 factories located in 7 countries, of Rybakov Foundation, Equium business-club and SOK smart office. He is co-founder of Larix, an international venture capital fund, and PryTek, an international business integrator. Total resources under the management—200 mln, over 50 projects have been invested. Being the investor of World Chess, he is developing and spreading chess to the masses. Igor Rybakov is a popularizer of philanthropy in Russia and co-founder of the Legacy Endowment Foundation—an international organization for developing personalized solutions for launching and implementing philanthropic projects. The first Russian blogger-billionaire, the author of the Youtube channel, Instagram и Telegram (@rybakovigor).
Igor Rybakov
Chairman of the Board
and co-founder
She was born in the city of Nizhny Tagil to a family of metallurgical engineers. She studied at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology's Physical Technical School and then went to the Ural Polytechnic Institute's Radio Engineering School.
A few years later she graduated from St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design, and then in Moscow she earned a second degree in costume design. Now Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova have four children–two daughters and two sons. Ekaterina supported her husband in his philanthropic activities, becoming a co-founder and president of the Rybakov Foundation.
Ekaterina Rybakova
President, Board Member
and co-founder
Dimitry Dikman is the founder and CEO of Group 36—a company that provides strategic consulting services for NPOs. Under Dimitry's leadership, Group 36 supports Russian and international charitable organizations in developing strategies, management structures, and evaluating the effectiveness of their activities.
A construction engineer by training, during his career Dimitry built international structures from scratch, led a number of companies in various business areas in both Russia and the United States, and implemented large investment projects. From 2008 to 2014, Dimitry was the Executive Director of the Genesis Charitable Foundation, where he currently is the Chairman of the Grant Committee and Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
He is the author of the book on strategy in charity called "From Intentions to Results".
Dimitry Dikman
Board Member
Ekaterina Rybakova
Dimitry Dikman
Communications
Edward Ostrobrod
Igor Rybakov
Dimitry Garin, Julia Marusik, Ekaterina Rybakova, Svetlana Erofeeva, Dimitry Dikman, Elena Morozova — Rybakov Foundation
Oscar Hartmann
Projects that have been initiated and supported by the Rybakov Foundation
Projects that have been initiated and supported by the Rybakov Foundation
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