For a long time the forest has been an inexhaustible source of the most necessary for human's life. It gave food, warmth, shelter, the opportunity to build habitation, to construct transport. The forest was perceived as the display of natural power in its pure form, and as a perfect ecosystem where a person could live and evolve. The Charitable Foundation «Russian Forest» philosophy is based on this simple and comprehensible model of the relationship between the forest and the human being.
Only a tree that has firmly grown into the ground can provide protection from rain and sun. Only a structure that has a serious foundation can help someone else. What the forest gives, it is usually called grants and less often gifts. In the same way, a genuine charitable foundation is not satisfied by giving a person a quick momentary joy. It is much more important for us to give exactly what a person needs and what will bring him the greatest benefit in the future.