If there’s 1 thing most people know about me, it’s my dedicated support of charities. In light of this, I eventually added a list of recommended charities to the top menu here on my blog, not just nationally here in Ukraine, but even internationally, including in the country, most might not have expected of me, Russia. However, even though I might have made this list, it didn’t say anything truly. Hence I’ve eventually remade it into this list. Hopefully, this may help you find a charity you would like to support. Together we can make certain everyone lives the life they deserve. (Information will be expanded at a future date.)

This list is updated by hand. Because of this, it may happen some information becomes outdated.

Update log

4th of October 2022: Removed all Russian language URLs. Moved Charitable Foundation “Shining Hope” to the inactive list due to that their communication has gone dark. Several new entries were added. And added an update log for easier notice of updates. All videos were re-uploaded.

6th of October 2022: Updated the order of the list.

12th of October 2022: Added “Newly added” section for further clarity. Added several new charities to the list.

The charity list

Newly added

Charitable Foundation named after St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky)

The foundation was officially registered with the permission and support of Tatyana Voyno-Yasenetskaya (the saint’s granddaughter) in September 2011. The founders are a large family, the parents of a child who has been treated for a long time in the children’s clinic of the Institute of Neurosurgery. Who, from their own experience, understand the desperate situation in which sick children and their families fall. In total, the volunteer group has been working since 2009.

The mission of the foundation is to help children who require or have undergone neurosurgical interventions, as well as children with pathologies of the development of the nervous system.

To learn more, you can check the official website in the Russian language here: http://www.stlukecharityfund.org/
There’s no version in any other language, not even the Ukrainian language.

Charitable Foundation “Children with hemophilia”

Charitable Foundation “Children with hemophilia” was established in August of 2015 by parents whose children have rare blood disorders. They are ready to share their experience with parents who have the same problem. They are sure that common efforts help them to attract more attention to the problems of children and families with hemophilia and improve informational and medical support.

The goals of the foundation are to increase the level of medical services for children with hemophilia and to provide 100% of children’s needs in medicines.

Their official website in the Ukrainian language can be found here: https://hemokids.org.ua/

The website is also available in the English language:

Small Heart with Art

They are a non-governmental organization that has been changing the daily lives of children in hospitals for a long time. Before the war, their goal was to give all the kids the right to education to enable the little ones, who due to terrible diagnoses stay in hospitals for months and years, to acquire knowledge and live their childhood to the fullest. Thus the first Superheroes School in the National Specialized Children’s Hospital “Okhmatdyt” came to life. And there already are 8 schools operating in different cities across Ukraine.

But the war made its adjustments. Schools continue to operate where it is possible and safe. And they have taken on new tasks. For example, supporting the country’s hospitals and providing them with the necessary medication, hygiene products, and food. To do this, they have united their Headquarters and are doing everything possible to get the necessary medication to places where it is needed the most now in a timely manner. They already have several hospitals in Kyiv, Chernihiv, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhia under their care.

Whereas they closely work with hospitals, they hear and know firsthand how the war leaves scars not only on children’s bodies but also on their mental health. That’s why they launched a new project – Order of the Phoenix. They have joined the efforts of the state, foreign, and Ukrainian specialists to create a powerful crisis support program for children and parents affected by the atrocities of war. Now They need to train strong psychologists who will be able to effectively help all the children recover from the shock and minimize the risk of psychological trauma in a timely manner. They will not let the war steal a healthy future from our children!

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language:

And also in the English language: https://smallheartwithart.org/en/

Charitable Foundation “100% Life”

Charitable Foundation “100% Life” (formerly the Network of PLWH) is the largest patient-led organization in Ukraine whose mission is to fight for Life. The network works with patients and for patients, including representation of the interests of people living with HIV in 25 regions of Ukraine. The network has been operating since 2001 and is the main recipient and implementing partner of the Global Fund and USAID projects in Ukraine.

“100% Life” is the developer of the eHealth system and the leading partner of the Government of Ukraine in the implementation of health care reform. In 2016, the network received the PEPFAR award and became the largest philanthropist of 2016 and 2017 according to the Ukrainian Philanthropic Forum. Annually the Network provides services to more than 190,000 patients, 90,000 of whom are PLWH.

They are actively working to provide 100% access to treatment to 100% of Ukrainian patients.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language:

And also in the English language: https://network.org.ua/en/

Ronald McDonald House Foundation

Around the world, the Ronald McDonald House Foundation creates and supports programs that improve the health and well-being of children.
In this difficult time in Ukraine, they are focused on helping families, children’s hospitals, and all those suffering from this terrible war.

Their mission is to create a world where children benefit from quality healthcare and where their families can be close, supportive, and actively involved in their care and treatment.

In Ukraine, they are building family rooms in hospitals. Where Ukrainian families have the opportunity to rest, eat, and spend time communicating and playing with their children. The main thing that the Family Rooms give to families is the opportunity to be close, and not to leave their seriously ill child without family warmth and love in the hospital. Comfort and care reign here. And strength is born that can overcome adversity.

Also in Ukraine, they train doctors. Their goal is larger: they are partners and mentors for doctors. They join the changes in the healthcare system and help health workers implement the best global practices in family-oriented medicine for the health of children. And have trained over 25 thousand doctors at the moment of sharing this on the 12th of October 2022.

You can learn more on their website in the Ukrainian language:

The website is also available in the English language:

Active charities


UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine during the ongoing war. Funds donated here will be redirected to the applicable Ukrainian ministries to support the Ukrainian people and fight to remain independent and sovereign.

To learn more about the UNITED24 initiative, you can check the official website here:

The website is also available in the Ukrainian language here:

ChildAid (To Eastern Europe)

ChildAid is based in the United Kingdom. I doubt I even need to state that I love them, seeing as they’re this blog’s first and primary support.
ChildAid has several projects they make possible here in Ukraine, like support to Roma children in Mukachevo, children without parental care through family foster home “New Beginning” in Mukachevo and “House of Light” in Kamianske, IDPs, and refugees, families in need due to poverty, children with disabilities, and more. Including also the support to abandoned babies in Kamianske, less than an hour away from where I live, which touched me personally, with me having been in the situation of being abandoned as a baby myself and knowing the lacking support there actually is here in Ukraine to all of these babies and children. As, yes, the number of abandoned babies is still very high, making the help by ChildAid extremely important, in my personal opinion.

To learn more about ChildAid, check out their official website here: https://www.childaidee.org.uk/ukraine/

The Hospitallers Battalion

“Hospitallers” is a volunteer organization of paramedics. It was founded by Yana Zinkevich at the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine in 2014. Then Russia annexed Crimea and began hostilities in the east of the country.
The slogan of our organization is “For the sake of every life”. And hospitallers prove every day that for us these are not just words.

Their website is available in English, Ukrainian, and Polish at: https://www.hospitallers.life/

Project Kesher

In 1989 Project Kesher was founded to support a growing network of Jewish women leaders in Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Moldova, and Ukraine to empower and engage women and support the return of Jewish life to the post-Soviet states. Between 2009 and 2019, Project Kesher leaders in Belarus, Israel, and Ukraine established independent non-profit organizations to be run by and for women in each country, and the work in Russia continued. As recently as January 2022 the Project Kesher network engaged in global, virtual activities together.

Project Kesher-trained activists are skilled in identifying local and regional challenges and armed with the adaptive strategies of seasoned organizers. With a great passion for tikkun olam, the Jewish commitment to ‘repair the world,’ they engage and inspire their communities and the larger society.

Project Kesher Russia was officially removed from the global Project Kesher network as of March 15th, 2022, a decision announced at a virtual gathering on March 24, 2022. As a network that has been working together for over 30 years, this is not a simple process, but all outreach between Russia and Ukraine had to be ceased immediately.

Project Kesher is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States of America.

To learn more about Project Kesher, you can check the official website here:

Charitable Foundation “Happy Child”

This foundation is probably the most well-known Ukrainian foundation on my list, including for my own support and love of them, shared from time to time through my Facebook profile. “Happy Child” is based in the city of Zaporizhia, the city I was born, and supports orphans, sick children, and disabled children primarily in the Oblast of Zaporizhia. They’re also known for their activities beyond just regular care, like their project “Yarn”(their translation!), which makes excursions possible for orphans and children from low-income families.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language: deti.zp.ua
Their website is also available in the English language: deti.zp.ua/eng/
And also the German language: deti.zp.ua/de

Also, check out their “Help Us” charitable foundation: http://helpus.org.ua/
And their project “Yarn”: http://klubok.org.ua/

Note: Also provides assistance to those affected by the ongoing war.

Ukrainian Philanthropic Network

The “Ukrainian Philanthropic Network” – or “Ukrainian Charitable Network”, depending on your choice of translation – is based in Ivano-Frankivsk. They focus specifically on orphans with disabilities in the oblasts of Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne, and Volyn. Unlike most other charities supporting orphans with disabilities in Ukraine, they do not only focus on children but also on adults.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language: http://ubm.org.ua/
Their website is also available in the English language: http://en.ubm.org.ua/

Note: Updates are made on Facebook, not on their website or Twitter currently.

Charitable Foundation “Hope Worldwide” Ukraine

Undeniably Hope Worldwide is a rather personal inclusion on the list. The Kyiv-based foundation is part of the international organization Hope Worldwide, based in the United States of America. The foundation holds strong ties with its Canadian counterpart, which is known for funding many of this Ukrainian foundation’s projects.
They primarily support the elderly, orphans, disadvantaged children, youth, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Eastern Ukraine. Among their ongoing projects is “Helping Hands” through which they train people like psychologists, therapists, educators, and social workers to provide psychological assistance to children (and their parents) originating from war-struck Eastern Ukraine. This is where the personal connection is found, as I receive psychological support from a therapist trained through them.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language:

And also in the English language: https://hopeww.org.ua/en/

Barnens Ambassad

Barnens Ambassad – also known as “Дитяче Посольство”, ” Children’s Embassy”, and “Lasten Lähetystö” – is based in both Ukraine and Sweden. They are known for primarily supporting destitute children and young persons, as well as their families (when applicable). A unique aspect of their approach is that while they’re technically a Christian organization, they do support Jewish children and their families equally while being supportive of the Judaic beliefs. Another unique aspect is their Ukrainian team coming from broken childhoods, allowing them to know from personal experience how the children might feel. The organization is mostly known for the Friends’ House in the village of Pisky, Chernihiv Oblast.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Swedish language: https://barnensambassad.se/
Their website is also available in the Ukrainian language: http://childrensembassyua.org/
And also in the English language: https://childrensembassy.com/
Even the Finnish language: https://lastenlahetysto.org/

Barnens Hopp

Barnens Hopp, or in English “Children’s Hope”, is a Swedish nonprofit organization based in Stockholm. In Reni, Odesa Oblast they run the rehabilitation center “Novy Dom”(New Home) where they take care of children who have a broken background, such as having been abused, living in hunger, poverty, and misery. At Novy Dom, children who have lived in extreme misery and whose parents are unable to care for them live in a calm and safe environment that can give them future faith. They also have an emergency telephone line for emergency response. Through their activities, misery changes into happiness.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Swedish language: https://www.barnenshopp.org/

Charitable Foundation “Zaporuka”

Zaporuka is based in the cities of Lviv and Kyiv. Their focus is on children with cancer and migrants, with their most important 3 values being humanity, honesty, and efficiency. They’re a member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and of Childhood Cancer International (CCI), and are a long-time partner of the Italian Soleterre ONLUS. A lesser known fact about this foundation is their support towards abandoned babies, for who they fund private nursing services.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language: http://www.zaporuka.org.ua/

Their website is also available in the Russian language: [REMOVED]

And also in the English language: http://www.zaporuka.org.ua/en

Charitable Foundation “Ukraine! I am for you!”

This foundation started out to fight the consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster but has expanded to supporting homeless children, children without parental care, the Ukrainian army, those affected by the war in Eastern Ukraine, disabled people, youth, and the elderly, as well as preserving the environment. One of the most noted parts of this foundation is that our Ukrainian government doesn’t do enough for the regular people of our country, and that’s why we have to help each other instead. This foundation works with the Ukrainian society itself to improve the lives of regular and disadvantaged Ukrainians.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language: http://yazatebe.com/
Their website is also available in the Russian language: [REMOVED]
And also in the English language: http://yazatebe.com/en/

ChildFund Deutschland

ChildFund Deutschland, or just ChildFund Germany, is ChildFund’s Germany-based organization. This organization is active here in Ukraine through projects supporting children with cancer in Lutsk, IDPs, and refugees in Odesa, Kharkiv, Severodonetsk (Luhansk Oblast), and Kramatorsk (Donetsk Oblast), healthcare in Kamianka-Buzka, and some other projects. ChildFund works based on Christian values and beliefs.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the German language: http://www.childfund.de/ukraine
Information in the English language: https://childfundalliance.org/our-members/work/ukraine/childfund-deutschland-in-ukraine

Charitable Foundation “Come Back Alive”

“Come Back Alive” is a foundation providing competent assistance to the military. Since 2014, their key goal has been to make the Ukrainian Armed Forces more efficient, save the lives of the military and systematically counter the enemy. Since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022, they have multiplied their military assistance and supported the defenders of Ukraine, who have changed their everyday lives and joined the line of defense.

The foundation purchases equipment that helps save the lives of the military, including thermal imaging optics, quadcopters, cars, security, and intelligence systems. Their instructors train sappers, drone operators, artillerymen, and snipers, as well as teach pre-medical aid and facilitate secret missions, which they will be sure to talk about after the victory.

To learn more about Come Back Alive, you can check the official website here:

The website is also available in the Ukrainian language here:

Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation

In 2020, during the pandemic, Serhiy created a charitable foundation for non-military assistance, which was headed by Anna Gvozdyar. At the same time, Serhiy continued to help the army as a private individual.

In February 2022, when Russia launched a full-scale invasion, the foundation immediately expanded: they opened a military headquarters to help the military and a humanitarian headquarters for civilians. 

The task of the military headquarters of the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation is to save as many lives as possible of the defenders of Ukraine and help them liberate the occupier.

The humanitarian headquarters of the foundation provides assistance to civilians in the occupied territories and within a radius of 70 kilometers from the front line. A separate direction of the headquarters is the “NEST” project, with the mission of bringing life back to de-occupied towns and villages by providing people with free mobile homes on their land.

To learn more about the Serhiy Prytula Charitable Foundation, you can check the official website here:

The website is also available in the Ukrainian language here:

Charitable Foundation “Razom” (Together)

Razom was founded on purely volunteering efforts of Ukrainian Americans in New York City during the 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine. Razom, which means “together” in Ukrainian, believes in the enormous potential of dedicated volunteers around the world united by a single goal: to unlock the potential of Ukraine. They work toward that mission by creating spaces where people meet, partner, and act.

Razom has maintained an open Emergency Response project since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014 where they mobilized to procure medical and tactical supplies to the eastern front. They picked up this project again in 2020 at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic to fundraise for, procure, and deliver medical supplies across covid hot spots in Ukraine.  Since 2014, the Emergency Response fund has always remained open for donors so that they were in a position to act swiftly in support of Ukrainians in crisis situations. When reports came that Russia began amassing troops on Ukraine’s borders, they began actively promoting the Emergency Response fund again on February 18, 2022.

Razom is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States of America.

To learn more about Razom, you can check the official website here:

The website is also available in the Ukrainian language here:

Nova Ukraine

Nova Ukraine is an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and raising awareness about Ukraine in the United States as well as in the rest of the world. Through your generous donations, they fund a variety of efforts to help the people of Ukraine and strengthen Ukraine’s democratic society. They organize fundraisers, cultural events, meetings with Ukrainian celebrities, and roundtable discussions dedicated to Ukraine, among other initiatives. They also collaborate with nonprofits and volunteers on the ground to further our mission.

Nova Ukraine is a 501(c)(3) organization in the United States of America.

To learn more about Nova Ukraine, you can check the official website here:

Charitable Foundation “Tabletochki” (Pills)

Another foundation with national recognition. “Tabletochki”, or the actual translation of “Pills”, is based in Kyiv, and focuses completely on children with cancer. They set themselves apart from other charities by also a focus on children’s rights and the training of doctors. You will regularly see advertisements for this charity on Ukrainian national television.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Ukrainian language: https://tabletochki.org/fond/
Their website is also available in the English language: https://tabletochki.org/en/foundation/

Charitable Foundation “Change One Life” Ukraine

You’re probably already aware of this foundation if you have read this blog for a longer time. In 2018 I wrote a blog post dedicated to this charity, which you can find here: https://snowcalmth.com/orphans-ukraine-russia/
“Change One Life” is based in Kyiv and supports orphans throughout all of Ukraine. This includes the Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk and Luhansk but excludes the Ukrainian region of Crimea. Although the foundation does recognize Crimea as Ukraine, as shown on its official website, the Ukrainian foundation can’t support Crimea because of the Russian occupation of the region. (Exact situation since the Russian invasion, war, and genocide is unclear and I can’t update this as yet.)
“Change One Life” sets itself apart from usual supporters of orphans by its effective approach of attempting to improve the national orphan database, improving the likelihood that orphans are adopted by potential parents.

You can learn more about them on their official website in the Russian language: [REMOVED]
Their website is also available in the Ukrainian language: https://changeonelife.ua/ua
And also the English language: https://changeonelife.ua/en

Charitable Foundation “Children’s Voices” / Voices of Children Charitable Foundation

The charitable foundation “Children’s Voices” has been providing psychological and psychosocial assistance to children affected by the war since 2015. Today, during Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, they are non-stop helping affected children and families from all over the country, providing urgent psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process.
Their mission: no child in Ukraine should be left alone with the trauma of war.

Their areas of activity:

  • psychological assistance to children and parents affected by the war;
  • emergency assistance to refugee women and children from all over Ukraine – basic necessities, settlement, and relocation;
  • creation of cells for conducting group classes with children who were evacuated from the shelling;
  • individual assistance to families with children affected by the war.

You can learn more about the charitable foundation “Children’s voices” at their official website:

Their website is also available in the Ukrainian language:

As well as the German language:

And even the Spanish language:

Inactive charities

[DEFUNCT] Charitable Foundation “Shining Hope”

Shining Hope is based in the Zaporizhian Melitopol and focuses on supporting sick and disabled children. The foundation holds national recognition not only for supporting children within the Zaporizhia Oblast, but also in the oblasts of Dnipro, Luhansk, and Donetsk. They do also support children in other locations, like in the Poltava Oblast and Kyiv.

Website offline since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. All communication is silent.