The article is devoted to the problems of state regulatory activities of international cultural foundations in modern Russia, as well as non-commercial organizations in general, because in the law appears this category. In general, the main objective of this study is to determine the status of international cultural foundations, as subjects of cultural policy, as well as fixing the latest legislative changes relating to the selected topic. In this study is reviewed the wide range of legal documents, including the Constitution of the Russian Federation, federal laws and numerous regulations, on the basis of which non-commercial organizations are currently carry out their activities on the territory of Russia. In the article analyzes in detail the political and legal status of the so-called “foreign agents”. Introduction of this concept to the legal practice significantly affected the change in the status and nature of the funding of non-commercial organizations.