After months of tension, Russia invaded Ukraine on Thursday, February 24. Attacks of war have put millions of civilians at risk. Many have volunteered to fight or been caught in the crossfire, with refugees escaping to neighboring countries. Ukrainians desperately need emergency aid.
Below is a list of organizations who are responding to the crisis, as various local, state and regional and philanthropic institutions establish funds, we will update this information.
GENERAL CRISIS RELIEF
Mercy Corps is on the ground in Ukraine, Romania, and Poland, providing funding to local organizations and working to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs in the region. We plan to provide emergency cash assistance so people can purchase what they need most, along with additional critical support.
United for Ukraine (United Way)
The United for Ukraine Fund will address both the immediate needs like transportation, accommodation, food, medicine, childcare supplies like infant formula and diapers, and hygiene kits, as well as longer-term needs of those fleeing the conflict.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Ukrainian Crisis Fund
This Fund will focus on medium- and long-term recovery, ensuring access to basic services and including education, food, health, protection, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene.
King Baudouin Foundation Humanitarian Response Fund for Ukraine
Contribute directly to trusted organizations based in Ukraine. This fund is pooling contributions to be distributed to three local nonprofits working on the frontlines – Caritas Ukraine, People in Need Ukraine, and the Polish Red Cross. These three organizations provide food, shelter and medical assistance to vulnerable individuals across Ukraine and to the hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians who are seeking refuge across borders.
National Jewish Federation
To provide help for those trapped in conflict zones, maintain critical welfare services and assist internally displaced people in multiple locations.
AID FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Global Fund for Children
Global Fund for Children’s local partners are mobilizing to provide food, warm clothing, fuel, and safe shelter to children and families under attack in Ukraine and to refugees fleeing the country.
Save The Children
Save the Children’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund is providing children and families with immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support and cash assistance.
Global Giving United Crisis Relief Fund
This Fund will focus on medium- and long-term recovery, ensuring access for children and families to basic services and including education, food, health, protection, shelter, water, sanitation and hygiene.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is on the ground in Poland supporting displaced children and families with vital supplies.
International humanitarian organization providing immediate crisis response in Ukraine with the aim of reaching 4 million people with food, water and hygiene kits.
World Central Kitchen, Ukraine Aid
Serving hot, nourishing meals for Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. WCK is also partnering with restaurants inside of Ukraine to get hot meals to anyone in need.
Doctors Without Borders
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is stepping up its medical humanitarian response to the deepening humanitarian crisis, both in Ukraine and in neighboring countries.
International Medical Corp
International Medical Corps’ teams inside Ukraine and in the surrounding region are responding to the conflict by expanding access to medical and mental health services for those living in affected communities, and working to help refugees.
Direct Relief is working with Ukraine’s Ministry of Health and other groups in the region to provide requested medical aid—from oxygen concentrators to critical care medicines—while preparing to offer longer-term assistance to people displaced or affected by the war.
UKRANIAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS
Berks County Community Foundation (Pennsylvania)
Berks County Community Foundation is managing the Fund for Ednannia, the Ukrainian Network of Community Foundations, for immediate and long-term assistance.