Deafblindness is a unique disease under which people have maximum of possible limitations of main living abilities (ability for self-care, orientation, education, communication, work etc). At the same time right now there are no exact statistics how many deaf-blind people live in Russia, there is no registry of their needs, there are no programs of their support on systematic level.
The solution to create such Fund was motivated by the fact that regardless rich historical experience and achievements deaf-blind people in Russia has been left without attention from the government and society within the last decades.
Programs Fund cover such directions as: Informed society, Education and science, Enabling technologies, Social rehabilitation and integration, World.Society.Family.
The Fund Board of trustees, headed by the President – G. Gref, Chairman of Sberbank Russia Board – include: business representatives (A.Miller, V.Potanin, P.Aven, S.Chemezov etc.), people of art (S.Bezrukov, K.Shakhnazarov, V.Spivakov, E.Mironov, V.Gergiev), representatives of expert community and state (N.Daykhes, M.Topilin, T.Golikova etc.)