How to help Ukraine amid Russian attacks

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are displaced, on the front lines of battle with Russia or awaiting the end of the invasion from their homes after Russia began its attack on Ukraine in the early morning of Feb. 24.

Here is a list I compiled of ways to support. Whenever possible, I have included information about the charity, it’s rating, EIN, and year of incorporation.

Razom for Ukraine: https://razomforukraine.org/
Charity Navigator Score: Not Scored
EIN: 46-4604398
Razom Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2015, and donations are tax-deductible.

The nonprofit is collecting donations for its emergency response project to provide medical supplies, humanitarian aid, and support volunteers on the ground.

The group is also partnering with other Ukrainian-targeted organizations like Nova Ukraine, United Help Ukraine, Revived Soldiers Ukraine, Sunflower for Peace, and Euromaidan-Warszava, according to its website.

The organization says it will use funds to purchase “tourniquets, bandages, combat gauzes, sterile pads, and satellite phones.” It also says it is arranging “warehouses and points of delivery in Poland and Ukraine.”

Global Giving: https://www.globalgiving.org/
Charity Navigator Score: 96.66
EIN: 30-0108263
GlobalGiving is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2003, and donations are tax-deductible.

The charity organization GlobalGiving has started a Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund which will provide shelter, food, and water to the 500,000 refugees and counting. The money will also be used for health and psychosocial care, as well as education and economic assistance, according to the organization’s website.

“All donations to the Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled,” the fund page reads. “GlobalGiving’s local partners are bringing relief to terrified and displaced communities, and they need resources to continue their life-saving work.”

International Rescue Committee: https://www.rescue.org/
Charity Navigator Score: 86.92
EIN: 13-5660870
International Rescue Committee is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1955, and donations are tax-deductible.

The International Rescue Committee is collecting financial donations that will go toward supporting resources and aid to displaced families.

The organization specializes in helping refugees around the world who have been forced from their homes. They target communities where people lack vital resources for resettlement and recovery from crises.

They also play a vital role in resettlement efforts in the United States.

Doctors Without Borders: https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Charity Navigator Score: 92.25
EIN: 13-3433452
Doctors Without Borders, USA is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1989, and donations are tax-deductible.

Doctors Without Borders, an organization that provides medical care during humanitarian crises, still has workers in Ukraine despite the ongoing conflict.

Donations to Doctors Without Borders will fund these services as well as mass casualty kits, emergency medicine and preparedness training for local hospitals and more.

“[The] teams in Ukraine are deeply worried about the consequences of the conflict for Ukrainian people and communities,” the website read. “As hostilities continue, ensuring people’s access to health care and medicines will be critical. Our teams are looking into how they can adapt MSF’s activities to respond.”

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: https://www.unhcr.org/en-us/
Charity Navigator Score: 90.71
EIN: 58-2368165
United Nations Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 1998, and donations are tax-deductible.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the refugee agency for the United Nations, is accepting donations to provide health care, legal assistance and on-the-ground supply support to refugees from Ukraine.

“UNHCR has stepped up our operations and capacity in Ukraine and neighbouring countries,” the organization’s website read. “We remain firmly committed to support all affected populations in Ukraine and countries in the region.”

Kyiv Independent: https://kyivindependent.com/
Kyiv Independent GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kyivindependent-launch
Keep Ukraine Media Going: https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-ukraines-media-going

Journalists with the Kyiv Independent have done tremendous work covering the war, offering the world constant updates as they fear for themselves, their families and their homes. The Independent has started a GoFundMe asking for support, but they’ve also promoted a separate GoFundMe — “Keep Ukraine’s media going” — for journalists around the country who have received less international attention. “[Ukraine’s reporters] have shown extraordinary courage, but the reality on the ground is that most operations cannot continue from Ukraine alone,” one organizer wrote. “This fundraiser is aimed at helping media relocate, set-up back offices and continue their operations from neighboring countries.”

World Central Kitchen: https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout
Charity Navigator Score: 100.00
EIN: 27-3521132
World Central Kitchen Incorporated is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2012, and donations are tax-deductible.

José Andrés, the beloved D.C. chef famous for feeding people in need around the world, is already in Europe with his World Central Kitchen team helping provide “thousands of meals in Poland, Romania and even inside Ukraine,” he wrote on Twitter.

Sunflower of Peace: https://www.facebook.com/sunflowerofpeace/
Charity Navigator Score: Unrated
EIN: 47-2620675
Sunflower of Peace is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2015, and donations are tax-deductible.

Sunflower of Peace is a small nonprofit with ambitions to help Ukrainian orphans and internally displaced people. A post on its Facebook page in mid-February said it had launched a fundraiser for first-aid medical tactical backpacks. Each backpack, it says, can save up to 10 people. They’re packed with bandages and anti-hemorrhagic medicines, among other critical items. The group has worked mostly off its Facebook page, where it’s accepting donations.

The National Bank of Ukraine: https://bank.gov.ua/en/news/all/natsionalniy-bank-vidkriv-spetsrahunok-dlya-zboru-koshtiv-na-potrebi-armiyi

Even with Western support, Ukraine’s army and its legions of volunteer fighters are severely outgunned by Russian forces. The National Bank of Ukraine has created an account where people from around the world can donate to the country’s military.

GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/donate-to-ukraine-relief

GoFundMe recently launched a centralized hub to help people looking to donate to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. This hub features Ukrainian nonprofits offering emergency relief as well as individualized fundraisers for Ukrainian families seeking support. GoFundMe’s global Trust and Safety team has researched and verified all organizations highlighted on the donation hub. It’s also organized its own Ukraine Humanitarian Fund that will give donations to a collection of verified nonprofit organizations.

References:

ABC News: https://abcnews.go.com/International/ukraine-amid-russian-attacks/story?id=83156472
The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/02/27/how-to-help-ukraine/
NPR: https://www.npr.org/2022/02/25/1082992947/ukraine-support-help
The Cut: https://www.thecut.com/2022/02/russia-invades-ukraine-how-to-help-the-people-of-ukraine.html

Fortune: https://fortune.com/2022/02/25/how-to-help-ukraine/

Global Citizen: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/ways-to-help-ukraine-conflict/

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