Public Charity Program
A Charity Program for the Support of
Non-profit Organizations and Individuals “Food Bank Rus” (Foodbank Rus)
Contents of the Program
- General Provisions
- Mission and Purpose of the Program
- Principles of the Program
- Geography, Terms and Stages of the Program implementation
- Sources of the Program Funding
- The Estimate of the Charitable Program
- Planned Results of the Program Implementation
- Participants in the Program
- The Main Activities of the Fund for the Implementation of the Program
- Program Implementation Mechanism
- Confidentiality of Data and Information Obtained During the Implementation of the Program
- Dissemination of Information about the Program
- Approval and Modification of the Program
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Charity Program for Support of
Mission of the Program
Providing social support and charitable assistance to socially unprotected categories of the population / citizens throughout Russia by providing food and other consumer goods donated for this purpose to the Fund by individuals and legal entities and brought to the beneficiaries (individuals) through a partner network of
The Foundation donates food and other consumer goods to
At the same time, the Fund receives a significant part of donations in the form of food products and other consumer goods from large food companies, which, among other things, ensures the ecological effect of reducing forced recycling of products, which the company cannot realize by itself in accordance with its marketing strategy.
As part of the Program, the Fund financially provides transportation of donations, as well as the purchase of necessary products and supplies for the implementation of certain charitable projects, except when these expenses are covered by a
Purpose of the Program
The purpose of the Program is the accumulation of property (money, food and
- social support and protection of citizens, including improving the financial position of socially unprotected categories of the population; at the same time, the improvement of the financial situation is understood as, among other things, saving the expenses of citizens that takes place when receiving a charitable donation in the form of food and
- assistance to victims of natural disasters, environmental, industrial or other disasters, social, national, religious conflicts, victims of repression, refugees and internally displaced persons
- promotion of activities in the field of prevention and protection of public health, as well as promoting healthy lifestyles, improving the moral and psychological state of citizens; among other things by providing additional food
- promoting volunteerism.
Charitable assistance, including financial (by cash) or in kind (by food and other consumer goods) to
In the process of implementing of the Program, the Fund strictly observes the universally recognized principles and norms of international law and the legislation of the Russian Federation.
The program is open for participants to join. The number of participants in the Program is unlimited.
The Fund regularly publishes reports on the use of donations on its website, and annually publishes a consolidated report on the implementation of the Program on its website.
The Foundation is subject to mandatory annual independent audit, the results of which are published on the Foundation’s website.
Relevance and Effectiveness
In the provision of charitable assistance the Fund is guided by the principle of priority support for the most needy categories of the population. A person who, due to the improved life circumstances, has lost the status of a needy person, is not entitled to remain the beneficiary of the Fund’s assistance.
The Fund is responsible for the quality of the assistance provided and for the fulfillment of its obligations to the participants of the Program.
Geography of the Program
The program is implemented on the territory of the Russian Federation.
Terms of Program Implementation
The term of the Program is 50 years. The implementation of the Program does not depend on the planned quantitative indicators of the Program; with any available quantitative indicators, the Program is considered to be realizable and at the expiration of the implementation period—realized.
The term of the Program may be changed in accordance with the procedure specified in Section 13.
Stages of Program Implementation
The implementation phase of the Program is 1 (one) calendar year. For each stage of the implementation of the program, the estimates are prepared (Section 6 of this Program), which is an integral part of this Program.
The Program is financed through:
- Charitable donations, including those of a targeted nature, provided by individuals and legal entities in cash and (or) in kind
- other sources not prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Financing of the Charitable Program is determined by the Estimate of the estimated revenues and planned expenditures (hereinafter referred to as the “Estimate”), which is an integral part of the Charitable Program.
The estimate is made for each stage of the Program implementation, that is, for each calendar year. The estimate for the corresponding calendar year is approved by the sole executive body of the Fund.
If necessary, changes may be made to the approved estimate within a year.
If the funds approved by the Estimate for the current year are not used before the end of the year, their expenditure is postponed to the next year and can be carried out during the entire duration of the Charity Program.
- Improvement of the material situation of socially unprotected categories of the population; that is by improving the financial situation is understood, including, saving the costs of beneficiaries-individuals.
- Improving the health of citizens through the provision of food and other consumer goods.
- Reducing social tensions in society.
- Implementation of new mechanisms for collection and distribution of property donations: the creation of interaction between business and
non-profitorganizations, which allows the rapid distribution of large amount of goods among wealthy individuals across the whole of Russia.
- Development of companies’ corporate social responsibility, in particular, corporate “volunteer” (volunteer activity) programs for employees.
- Development of volunteer activities in Russia.
Participants of the Program are citizens and legal entities that carry out charitable and other activities for the implementation of this Program, as well as citizens and legal entities in whose interests charitable activities are carried out in order to implement this Program.
Participants of the Program are: benefactors, volunteers, beneficiaries.
The Foundation acts as a benefactor and beneficiary within the Program. The Fund is the main organizer, coordinator and executor of the Program, it provides the overall guidance for the implementation of the Program and ensures the interaction of the Program participants and its implementation.
- defines general principles, general rules, procedure and conditions for the implementation of the Program
- determines the objectives of the Program
- provides overall guidance for the implementation of the Program
- ensures the implementation of the Program through the receipt and transfer of donations
- coordinates the activities of the Program participants
- monitors the implementation of the Program
- performs other functions in accordance with this Regulation and the internal documents of the Fund.
The Fund has the right:
- regulate all issues related to the implementation of the Program
- send representatives to participate in any activities of the Program
- request information from all Program participants.
The benefactors of the Program may be individuals (citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign countries and stateless persons) and legal entities (Russian and foreign legal entities, international organizations) that share the objectives of the Program and participate in its implementation in the manner and on the terms determined by this Program.
The benefactors can support this Program in the following forms:
- disinterested (gratuitous or on preferential terms) transfer of property, including money and (or) objects of intellectual property
- disinterested (gratuitous or on preferential terms) entitlement to own, use and dispose of any objects of ownership
- disinterested (gratuitous or on preferential terms) performance of work, provision of services.
Volunteers are individuals who carry out charitable activities in the form of gratuitous performance of works and services.
The following are the beneficiaries of the Program:
non-profitorganizations (hereinafter referred to as NPOs), including state and municipal institutions and religious organizations that support socially unprotected categories of the population on the territory of the Russian Federation
- Individuals, including citizens of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons, who belong to socially unprotected categories of the population and receive a charitable donation within the Program.
The concept of “socially unprotected categories of the population / citizens” includes groups of the population who, due to their age, state of health, difficult life situation or other factors, are unable to provide themselves (and their families) with a decent level of material welfare (financially disadvantaged citizens).
Financially disadvantaged citizens are persons with income below the subsistence minimum established in the subject of the Russian Federation at the place of residence of the person.
A difficult life situation is a situation that objectively violates the life of a citizen (disability, inability to self-service due to the old age, illness, orphanhood, neglect, poverty, unemployment, lack of a certain place of residence, conflicts and abuse in the family, loneliness, etc.) which he or she cannot overcome on his/her own.
The main categories of socially vulnerable groups supported by the Program are:
- people in a difficult life situation
- large families with low income;
low-incomefamilies with incomes below the subsistence minimum per family member, families that lost their bread-winners
- elderly people and people with disabilities living in residential institutions and nursing homes
- single elderly people, elderly citizens (persons who have reached the age of 70)
- children left without parental care, orphans, graduates of orphanages and boarding schools
- people with disabilities, children with disabilities and their families, parents raising a disabled child alone
- persons affected by natural disasters, political and social conflicts
- homeless persons
- other persons in need of social assistance and material support to the maximum extent.
The following items cannot be beneficiaries under the Program:
- political parties and public associations of political orientation
- commercial organizations
- International and foreign government organizations.
It is forbidden to support political parties, movements, groups and campaigns through any of the activities of the Program. It is forbidden to conduct
An important role in the implementation of the Program is played by commercial organizations that carry out donations and supply products to the Fund. These commercial organizations become participants of the Program, benefactors, in case that the delivery of goods and the performance of works / services for the Fund are carried out on a charitable basis (donation).
In order to implement the Program, the Foundation implements a set of activities in the following areas.
Within the framework of this direction, the Fund collects food and
Stocks (from English ‘stock’: supply, store in stock) are food and
The Fund receives donations from the Donors as donations to the beneficiaries of the Program. As a rule, the Fund finances transportation of donations to the regions.
Meals for All, Charitable Project
Meals for All is a project to supply the program's beneficiaries with lunches consisting of food ingredients (for example, cereals, dried vegetables). Within the framework of the project, with the support of the partners of the Fund, shops on the formation of food kits are being opened. These shops are temporary
The Meals for All Project is implemented at the expense of monetary targeted donations from individuals and legal entities to the Fund.
As a rule, the Fund finances purchase of necessary products and supplies, as well as transportation of donations to the regions.
During the development of the project, changes are possible, in particular, changes in the recipes of lunches, use of
Assistance in Emergency Situations
In the framework of this area, the Foundation provides
Collection of Private
Non-monetary Donations from Individuals (Grocery Marathon, Fooddrive)
Within the framework of this area, the Fund, with the partnership of retail companies (retail), collects private property
Collection of Private Property Not Monetary and Monetary Donations from Individuals and Legal Entities
Collection of private property
The collected funds can go to any event within the charitable activities of the Fund, depending on the purpose of the funds raised. Important ways of spending donated funds are paying for the services of carriers for the transportation of donations to the Beneficiaries, procurement of products (including at preferential rates), as well as courier services for the delivery of documentation.
Establishment of a Partner Network of NPOs Participating in the Program
The Fund sends letters of invitation to NPOs—potential participants of the Program. NPOs can themselves submit applications for participation in the Program in accordance with the established form (specified in Annex #1 to this Program). The filing of an application in the form is desirable, but not a prerequisite for the initiation of an NPO validation procedure.
The Fund carries out mandatory validation (examination) of NPOs that wish to participate in the Program as beneficiaries according to the content and legal criteria in the manner described in Appendix #2 to the Program. The NPO provides documents for validation according to the List specified in Appendix #3 to the Program, the questionnaire for validation is completed in the form approved by Appendix #4 to the Program. Only complete sets of duly executed documents are accepted for consideration (preferably electronically).
Within a month from the receipt of the package of documents, the authorized officers of the Foundation conduct validation of the NPO. If a positive decision is taken, information on the NPO is entered in the database of the Fund, and an appropriate agreement is concluded with the NPO. In case of a negative decision, the Fund informs the applicant about it in writing (an electronic letter is acknowledged as in writing) specifying the reasons for the refusal.
When receiving a large number of applications, the Fund reserves the right to change the validation period.
NPOs that have passed validation undertake the following obligations: to report on the expenditure of property transferred as a donation; notify the Fund in a timely manner in case of changing the details; inform the public that they received property in the framework of participation in the Program, and other obligations, specified in the relevant contracts of the targeted donation.
General Provisions on Transferring Donations to NPOs
If it is necessary to transfer the donation, the Fund contacts NPO and informs about the availability of the specific property, the possible terms of its transfer and the priority category of the Beneficiaries—individuals. NPO sends a request for the receipt of this property or confirms its willingness to accept it, indicating the amount, timing of the distribution of property and categories of beneficiaries-individuals.
Employees of the Fund carry out the necessary document circulation and organize the transportation of donations to NPO.
The Fund’s authorized representative monitors the distribution of donations.
Upon completion of the distribution of donations, NPO provides a report to the Fund. The Fund conducts an audit of the targeted use of the donation by checking NPO’s reports and, if necessary, by checking the distribution of donations in the field.
Restrictions on Certain Activities under the Program
The Program strictly prohibits:
- use the property received from the Fund for profit
- sell the property received from the Fund
- support political parties, movements, groups and campaigns through any activities of the Program
- conduct electoral campaigning, campaigning on referendum issues at the same time as with any of the activities of the Program.
Confidential information for third parties is the results of validating the participants of the Program.
Information that promotes the development of the Program and stimulates the charitable activities of the Foundation is not confidential. Such information includes: information on the total amount of donations and the number of philanthropists for a certain time interval (quarter, six months, year); information about NPOs—beneficiaries of the Program (their types of activities, names), information on the frequency of donations for a certain period; information about the ongoing actions and other activities of the Program.
The Foundation reserves the right to use the information obtained in the process of implementing the Program for the purpose of accumulating and transferring experience, for research and statistical purposes.
The information about the Program and the activities carried out within it will be distributed through posting on the official website https://foodbankrus.ru/, as well as distributed by the Fund for information mailings to interested organizations and through other information channels.
The Program, as well as its changes and additions, is approved by the Fund’s Governing Council in the manner prescribed by the Fund’s Charter.