Foundation’s activities


Perhaps each of us can do only a small part, but collectively our efforts are beginning to make a difference. There is so much more to do, and we must do it now!”

Mstislav Rostropovich


The Mstislav Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation was established in Lithuania in 2003 by world famous cellist, conductor and philanthropist Mstislav Rostropovich. Maestro Rostropovich was engaged in charitable activities for 25 years until his passing in 2007 and donated the majority of his earnings from concerts to charity. He felt a special kinship with the Lithuanian people and a deeply-felt desire to help the children of Lithuania.

The Foundation aims supporting children gifted in fields of performing arts, science and sports. It has also developed close co-operation with the main Children‘s Hospital in Lithuania by donating funds for the necessary equipments or organizing and participating in various social projects.

During 14 years of Foundation's existence more than 700 thousand euros were donated to most gifted children.These donations allowed grant holders of the Foundation to buy expensive music instruments, study in the world‘s best schools of arts, perform on the world‘s top stages and to participate in prestigious international music, science and sporting events.

The Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation ”Support for the Children of Lithuania” provides support to gifted youth from private donations. Thus, anyone can contribute to this sublime mission. We are proud that the attention for talented children have been expressed by some of the well known business corporations and culture patrons in Lithuania.

Depending on the needs of sponsors the donation might be transfered to the Foundation‘s account or the support agreements might be prepared. The Foundation is highly committed to reporting all the information about it‘s activity and use of finances to each of the sponsors.

For more information about the Foundation and different means of support please reach us via We will be glad to answer any of your questions.