The Foundation for the Support of Christian Culture and Heritage provided financial support to St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Crestwood suburb of Yonkers, New York), which is administered by the Orthodox Church in America. St. Vladimir's Seminary is the leading Orthodox educational institution in the United States, founded in 1938 by emigrant theologians.
In order to strengthen scientific and academic ties between Russia and America, the Foundation funded the establishment of a special fund named after His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to support scientific research in the field of biblical studies. The fund will be used to finance the activities of the teaching staff, support efforts to promote scholarships in this field through student exchanges with Russia, as well as to hold conferences and seminars promoting an Orthodox approach to the study of the Holy Scriptures.
A special significant reason for providing financial support to this educational institution is the 50th anniversary of the Moscow Patriarchate's gift of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in America, which is being celebrated this year.