Our Foundation is raising charitable donations which will be distributed to the families or injured children or caretakers of those children who lost their parents. We are a grassroots project run by a group of volunteers, and we are the only such foundation outside Russia.

The Foundation is the only US charity committed specifically to helping children victims of the Beslan tragedy. It incurs no administrative expenses related to personal donations, all of which are delivered directly to victims’ families.

The Foundation has a proven track record helping terror victims in Russia, with local presence in Beslan established within days after the terror act.

The Foundation is a US 501(c)(3) public charity and is managed by a group of volunteer activists in full accordance with applicable US charity laws. All donations are fully tax-deductible.

To help, please click here for information on how to make a donation.

The International Foundation for Terror Act Victims was originally established in 2002 to raise personal and corporate charitable donations to help the families of the Nord-Ost Theater Siege terror victims. That project was successfully completed in 2003 with all donations fully distributed.

The current donation drive was launched Friday, September 3 the same day that the Beslan school tragedy took place. All personal donations will be distributed in full to the families of the children who were injured in Beslan or whose parents died as a result of this terror act.

In order to make this project a true public endeavor and to assure complete transparency of its financial affairs, the Foundation is formed with these unique self-governing features:

  1. All activities of the Foundation are managed by the Board of Trustees, the members of which are selected among those who provide the Foundation with maximum assistance in its activities. Through the Trustees, the opinions of all donors are adequately represented in all decisions. We provide personal contact information for each Trustee and each potential donor can call or write any Trustee before making the donation.
  2. All incoming payments are reflected on the Foundation's web site within 1-2 days, including the names of all donors. This allows all donors to promptly verify that their donations have been recorded. Names of donors who wish to remain anonymous are masked.
  3. A complete accounting of all disbursements will also be provided in the same manner. This will assure donors that their donations are delivered to the intended recipients. Donors will be able to contact the recipients to verify receipt of funds.
  4. The Foundation incurs no administrative or other expenses related to personal donations, except for nominal processor's fees to accept credit card payments. All money donated by individuals will be delivered directly to victims’ families.

Information about the Foundation is distributed through US and Canadian mass-media, major US and Russian web sites, Russian-language periodicals, by direct e-mail and through posters by activists.