The Rybakov Foundation is a private philanthropic organization, created by Ekaterina and Igor Rybakov in 2015. The Foundation's mission is to create a tradition of developing society with our own hands. To carry out our mission, we have developed and adopted the concept of "School is the center of society" which will help to change the socio-educational environment in schools for the better. This kind of environment provides the background for a common, collective experience for all its participants. A school's teachers and parents, pupils and graduates, headteachers and associates are not divided into suppliers and consumers of information, knowledge, or services, but participate equally in the creation of a new educational experience. The creation of such an environment is not just a new way of doing things, but also a new way of thinking, about collective creativity, cooperation, and living together. To realize our mission, we have established the aim of providing high-quality education for everyone. This will be our investment into achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4, set by the United Nations.
Rybakov Foundation
Dear friends!
In conditions of self-isolation in connection with COVID-19, it is a challenge for all of us — not to succumb to panic, to retain the ability to make decisions and act.

For all the schools in the country that we think about every day, this is a real challenge, and we wish schools to pass it with dignity and faith in their mission!

We are sure: in the new conditions, the role of the school is being recognized, because many parents are only now beginning to appreciate the work that teachers do every day! Obviously, the schools that have become the center of the community: built trusting relationships with students and parents, receive support from partners — they are the ones who most effectively cope with the situation.

What we do:
— Rybakov Foundation, in cooperation with three non-profit organizations, will provide 500 children from large families with computers for online learning.

— We extend grant access to our online course "School as the Center of Society"

— Together with the CORE, our impact partner, we launched the "How to organize distance learning" pedagogical marathon and opened the platform for online school education

— Our partners Geek Teachers, with the support of the Rybakov Foundation, have launched the "Apps School", an online course for teachers

We are convinced that a tradition of developing society
with our own hands needs to be cultivated in school, since
it is precisely here that children and teenagers spend
the majority of their time, where their identities are formed,
and where opportunities are opened up to them. That is why
the focus of our work is school as the center of society.
A good school is not just the walls, facilities,
or impressive exam results.
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 various
like-minded people, who are
prepared 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
A truly good school consists of an emotionally healthy
and fruitful socio-educational environment.
We help to create this kind of environment and
we also encourage others to create school societies
that teachers and school administration can
attend, along with pupils and parents, grateful
graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents,
and representatives of the authorities. A school
society is an environment where everyone can show
their initiative, participate in a common task, and come to believe in their own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy. And we are implementing our mission: to establish a tradition of developing society with our own hands.
The Rybakov Foundation
is a foundation for people.
A foundation for doers.
A foundation for those who
do not wait for tomorrow, but have
a sense of their own responsibility
for the development of society
and are acting on it today.
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 various like-minded people, who are prepared to jointly implement socially significant projects. The Rybakov Foundation is a foundation for people. A foundation for doers. A foundation for those who do not wait for tomorrow, but have a sense of their own responsibility for the development of society and are acting on it today.
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 cultivated in school, since it is precisely here that children and teenagers spend the majority of their time, where their identities are formed, and where opportunities are opened up to them. That is why the focus of our work is school as the center of society. A good school is not just the walls, facilities, or impressive exam results.

A truly good school consists of an emotionally healthy and fruitful socio-educational environment. We help to create this kind of environment and we also encourage others to create school societies that teachers and school administration can attend, along with pupils and parents, grateful graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents, and representatives of the authorities. A school society is an environment where everyone can show their initiative, participate in a common task, and come to believe in their own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy. And we are implementing 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 various like-minded people, who are prepared to jointly implement socially significant projects. The Rybakov Foundation is a foundation for people, a foundation for doers. A foundation for those who do not wait for tomorrow, but have a sense of their own responsibility for the development of society and are acting on it today.

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 cultivated in school, since it is precisely here that children and teenagers spend the majority of their time, where their identities are formed, and where opportunities are opened up to them. That is why the focus of our work is school as the center of society. A good school is not just the walls, facilities, or impressive exam results. A truly good school consists of an emotionally healthy and fruitful socio-educational environment. We help to create this kind of environment and we also encourage others to create school societies that teachers and school administration can attend, along with pupils and parents, grateful graduates, entrepreneurs, active local residents, and representatives of the authorities. A school society is an environment where everyone can show their initiative, participate in a common task, and come to believe in their own strength. This is how we are defeating social apathy. And we are implementing 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 billionaire-blogger, 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
Rybakov Prize — "The Nobel Prize for Philanthropists in Education", as defined by Forbes, established by Igor and Ekaterina Rybakov in 2019. The prize is designed to present to society new role models of those figures who, on their own initiative, invested personal funds in updating preschool and school education and achieved significant changes. The Grand Prix winner receives $ 1 million to develop his philanthropic activities.
Rybakov Prize — "The Nobel Prize for Philanthropists in Education", as defined by Forbes, established by Igor and Ekaterina Rybakov in 2019. The prize is designed to present to society new role models of those figures who, on their own initiative, invested personal funds in updating preschool and school education and achieved significant changes. The Grand Prix winner receives $ 1 million to develop his philanthropic activities.
Rybakov Prize — "The Nobel Prize for Philanthropists in Education", as defined by Forbes, established by Igor and Ekaterina Rybakov in 2019. The prize is designed to present to society new role models of those figures who, on their own initiative, invested personal funds in updating preschool and school education and achieved significant changes. The Grand Prix winner receives $ 1 million to develop his philanthropic activities.
Season 1 — October 1 to December 25, 2020
How it all began
The competition starts on November 18th
The Rybakov School Award is a competition-game for schoolchildren, teachers, principals, alumni and everyone who wants to make school a place of power. Grand Prix — 1 million rubles for the development of the school community, grants, and cool prizes.

No applications! Challenges await you that will help you shape a strong school community and declare it!

A new challenge every month: join at any stage, win prizes and participant certificates.
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.
Season 1 — October 1 to December 25, 2020
How it all began
The competition starts on November 18th
The Rybakov School Award is a competition-game for schoolchildren, teachers, principals, alumni and everyone who wants to make school a place of power. Grand Prix — 1 million rubles for the development of the school community, grants, and cool prizes.

No applications! Challenges await you that will help you shape a strong school community and declare it!

A new challenge every month: join at any stage, win prizes and participant certificates.
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.
Season 1 — October 1 to December 25, 2020
How it all began
The competition starts on November 18th
The Rybakov School Award is a competition-game for schoolchildren, teachers, principals, alumni and everyone who wants to make school a place of power. Grand Prix — 1 million rubles for the development of the school community, grants, and cool prizes.

No applications! Challenges await you that will help you shape a strong school community and declare it!

A new challenge every month: join at any stage, win prizes and participant certificates.
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.
Season 1 —
October 1 to December 25, 2020
How it all began
The competition starts
on November 18th
The Rybakov School Award is a competition-game for schoolchildren, teachers, principals, alumni and everyone who wants to make school a place of power. Grand Prix — 1 million rubles for the development of the school community, grants, and cool prizes.

No applications! Challenges await you that will help you shape a strong school community and declare it!

A new challenge every month: join at any stage, win prizes and participant certificates.
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.
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-founder of TechnoNICOL, which brings together 54 factories located in 7 countries, of Rybakov Foundation, Equium business-club and SOK smart office. He is the co-founder of Larix, an international venture capital fund, and PryTek, an international business integrator. Total resources under management—200 mln, over 50 projects have been funded by investors. Being the investor of World Chess, he promotes chess to and popularizes it among the public. Igor Rybakov is a popularizer of philanthropy in Russia and the co-founder of the Legacy Endowment Foundation—an international organization for developing personalized solutions for launching and implementing philanthropic projects. The first Russian billionaire-blogger, 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 got a second degree in costume design. Now Igor Rybakov and Ekaterina Rybakova have got four children–two daughters and two sons. The co-founder and president of the Rybakov Foundation, Ekaterina has supported her husband in his philanthropic activities.
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 education, in his career Dimitry built international structures from scratch, headed a number of companies in various business areas both in 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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