Supporting Ukrainian Businesses and Charities: The Best Places to Spend and Donate Money

Elly Hancock Elly Hancock

Witnesses to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine are coming together to offer whatever support they can to victims and survivors. Charities and organizations worldwide are appealing to people everywhere for help, asking for monetary donations, supplies, and even your time. No matter how small, any donation could help provide victims with safe shelter and essential supplies.

If you want to get involved and help those affected by the conflict, here’s a list of all the organizations you can support, including NGOs, Ukrainian businesses, and other government initiatives.

Ukrainian Businesses to Support

MacPaw

Website: https://humanitarian-aid.macpaw.com/

Industry: Tech

What They Do: Since 2015, MacPaw (an Apple software developer) has been supporting social projects in Ukraine, helping to ensure those who need support receive it. They are now accepting donations to support those affected by the Russian attacks, by delivering medical care, food, and other crucial humanitarian aid.

How to Help: Cash and bank transfer donations via their website

Kyiv School of Economics

Website: https://kse.ua/

Industry: Education

What They Do: The Kyiv School of Economics has launched an initiative through their charitable foundation, which delivers essential equipment to those in need. This equipment includes protective wear (including bulletproof vests and helmets), food, medicine, first aid kits, and transportation to support refugees.

How to Help: Cash and bank transfer donations via their website

Grammarly

Website: https://www.grammarly.com/stand-with-ukraine

Industry: Tech

What They Do: The online writing assistant Grammarly was founded in Ukraine, and has committed to donating $5 million to help organizations and charitable foundations supporting the people of Ukraine. They’re also asking for donations from the public to these organizations, which include Red Cross Ukraine, Nova Ukraine, The Come Back Alive Fund, and Ukraine Armed Forces, among others.

How to Help: Cash and bank transfer donations via organizations’ websites

Preply

Website: https://preply.com/en/stand-with-ukraine

Industry: Education

What They Do: Preply is an online educational website that helps connect students with tutors of different languages. As well as making monthly donations to the National Bank of Ukraine, Preply is encouraging the public to get involved with support. This involves matching tutors with Ukrainians through their Language Assistance Program and the Letters to Ukraine message board and cash donations to charitable donations.

How to Help: Cash and bank transfer donations via organizations’ websites

Readdle

Website: https://readdle.com/blog/help-ukraine

Industry: Tech

What They Do: App developer Readdle was founded in Ukraine and is asking for donations to support those affected. As well as accepting online donations, Readdle encourages those wanting to support Ukraine to donate to a variety of other trusted organizations, including Red Cross Ukraine, Save the Children, and UAminals (which supports animals in need of shelter).

How to Help: Cash donations via their website and donations via organizations’ websites

Restream

Website: https://restream.io/blog/stand-with-ukraine/

Industry: Tech

What They Do: Live-streaming company Restream has published a blog with links to organizations and companies accepting donations for Ukraine, including Sunflower of Peace, Revived Soldiers Ukraine, and Razom for Ukraine, plus many others. They have also donated $100k to Red Cross Ukraine to support those affected by the attacks.

How to Help: Follow the links in the blog to the organizations’ websites to submit cash and bank transfer donations

Sigma Software

Website: https://www.helpkharkiv.org/

Industry: Tech

What They Do: In collaboration with other Ukrainian-based IT companies, Sigma Software has launched their own charity fund ‘Help Kharkiv’ to support Ukraine. They provide humanitarian aid, including transportation, food, medical supplies, clothing, and household goods. Donations also contribute toward evacuating Ukrainians in need of shelter.

How to Help: Cash, cryptocurrency, and bank transfer donations via their website

Safe Places to Donate to Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine

Website: https://bank.gov.ua/

Industry: Finance

What They Do: The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has launched a dedicated account for those wanting to donate to Ukraine via bank transfer.

Announced by NBU Chairman Kyrylo Shevchenko, the bank account was established to receive donations from all over the world. It accepts multiple currencies, including US dollars, UK pounds, euros, and hryvnias.

You can also choose whether you want to donate to humanitarian programs or the military.

How to Help: Bank transfer via their website

Ukrainian Military (Army, etc.)

Armiya SOS

Website: http://armysos.com.ua/en/

What They Do: Armiya SOS source military ammunition, protection (including bulletproof vests), food, and uniforms and deliver them to the front line for those fighting against Russia. They also look for and provide logistical support and seek funding for essential communication and intelligence.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Comeback Alive

Website: https://savelife.in.ua/

What They Do: Comeback Alive has been operating continuously since 2014, when Russia first moved armed forces into the Ukrainian province of Donbas. Comeback Alive organizes the delivery of essential military equipment to soldiers, focusing on night vision goggles, infrared thermal imaging cameras, and other necessary equipment. They also repair equipment for use by the military, provide training, and are engaged in anti-disinformation campaigns.

How to Donate: Cash and cryptocurrency donations via their website

Slava Ukraine Charity Fund

Website: https://slavaukraine.fund/

What They Do: Slava Ukraine Charity Fund is raising money for the people and military of Ukraine by selling pictures drawn by children. These include images of soldiers, scenes of Kyiv, and others.

How to Donate: Buy images or send cash donations via their website

NGO’s

Everybody Can International Charitable Foundation

Website: https://everybodycan.com.ua/

What They Do: The Everybody Can International Charitable Foundation aims to help those who need it most in Ukraine, focusing on the elderly and children with special needs, the wounded, and families of soldiers lost in war. Funding also provides consumables and medical supplies to hospitals. You can donate via their website or start your own funding campaign to raise funds for the charity.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website or start your own fund

Ukrainian Red Cross

Website: https://donate.redcrossredcrescent.org/ua/donate/~my-donation?_cv=1

What They Do: The Ukrainian Red Cross is delivering vital aid to those affected by armed conflict, from frontline soldiers to wounded victims. They provide shelter, food, and other basic necessities and help people evacuate the area to safe housing.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Vostok SOS

Website: https://vostok-sos.org/

What They Do: Vostok SOS began in 2014, with the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula and military insertion into the Donbas region. They have continued to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukrainians, focusing on evacuation support, collecting and distributing supplies, and trauma counseling. They also provide a hotline for Ukrainians in need, and offer ongoing trauma support for those affected by shelling.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Voices of Children

Website: https://voices.org.ua/

What They Do: Voices of Children has been operating since 2015, supporting children affected by the ongoing and escalating conflict in Ukraine by offering psychological aid, including art therapy, video storytelling, mobile talk therapy, and individual assistance. Voices of Children accepts donations to support children affected by the current conflict, including emergency psychological assistance and evacuation.

How to Donate: Cash, card, cryptocurrency, and PayPal donations via their website

Artists At Risk

Website: https://solidarityprints.org/

What They Do: Artists At Risk is run by an international group of artists selling prints centered around solidarity in support of Ukraine. All proceeds are directed toward facilitating emergency travel, finding shelter, and providing financial assistance to help those in need.

How to Donate: Buy artworks from their website

Razom

Website: https://razomforukraine.org/

What They Do: Operating since 2013, Razom is a US-based non-profit organization (501c3) that provides emergency support for Ukrainians, focusing on delivering critical medical supplies to soldiers and hospitals. They also find opportunities to help Ukraine speak out and raise awareness, particularly within the US.

How to Donate: Cash, cryptocurrency, and stock donations on their website

Fight for Right

Website: https://eng.ffr.org.ua/

What They Do: Fight for Right focuses on providing targeted emergency support to the disabled in Ukraine. They offer an emergency hotline to provide guidance and psychological support and deliver necessary supplies and support with evacuation.

How to Donate: Accepts donations via GoFundMe

Doctors Without Borders (Médicins Sans Frontieres)

Website: https://donate.doctorswithoutborders.org/

What They Do: Through their Emergency Relief Fund, Doctors Without Borders helps affected Ukrainians reach medical facilities and access the first aid they need. They also deliver medical supplies to health care facilities so that they are prepared to support victims.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Nova Ukraine

Website: https://novaukraine.org/

What They Do: Nova Ukraine provides humanitarian aid to Ukraine and aims to raise awareness of the current climate around the world, but particularly in the US. As well as delivering necessary supplies, Nova Ukraine has partnered with Airbnb to help with emergency, short-term safe housing for evacuees.

How to Donate: Cash and cryptocurrency donations on their website

Others (Worldwide)

World Central Kitchen

Website: https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout

What They Do: World Central Kitchen provides meals to those in need in Ukraine. The charity’s team works with the frontline to distribute nourishing meals and food items to the local community. As part of their broader initiative, they also aim to increase food security, provide training, and create jobs.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE)

Website: https://donate.coreresponse.org/give/393950/#!/donation/checkout

What They Do: The not-for-profit organization CORE is working in Poland to deliver immediate crisis response to those fleeing Ukraine. All donations provide cash assistance to affected families and deliver necessary items such as food, clothing, and household goods.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

International Medical Corps

Website:https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/

What They Do: International Medical Corps delivers emergency healthcare worldwide, including in Ukraine. They’ve established a logistics and support hub in Poland, where they are working with local health agencies and partners to make sure Ukrainian victims receive primary and emergency health, and psychological and psychosocial, services from medical professionals.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

Humanity & Inclusion

Website: https://www.hi-us.org/

What They Do: Humanity & Inclusion is involved in 59 countries, including Ukraine. Their experts deliver support in multiple areas, providing psychological and mental health assistance, medical aid, rehabilitation, and logistics. They mainly focus on increasing access to support for elderly and disabled individuals, and rehabilitation and prevention (including clearing landmines).

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

UNICEF USA

Website: https://www.unicefusa.org/

What They Do: UNICEF USA works in 190 countries. Less than 3% of the money they spend goes toward administrative costs. They have been active in Ukraine since the beginning of hostilities in 2014 in the Donbas province. Their focus is on the current safety and future well-being of Ukrainian children. From safe housing to increasing access to food and clean water, UNICEF provides all forms of humanitarian aid for young victims.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

WorldVision

Website: https://www.worldvision.org/

What They Do: WorldVision is active in 100 countries and is asking for donations to support children and families affected by the conflict in Ukraine. Their ultimate goal is to overcome poverty and help children live fulfilled lives. In response to the emergency in Ukraine, donations go toward providing mental health support and finding safe housing in neighboring European countries. WorldVision’s teams are on the ground, helping fleeing families find refuge.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

MercyCorps

Website: https://www.mercycorps.org/

What They Do: MercyCorps is currently delivering assistance in Ukraine, Romania, and Poland, where they are providing funding to local organizations to help with emergency humanitarian aid. They also aim to provide essential information to affected families, such as accessing basic services and safe routes.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

International Rescue Committee

Website: https://www.rescue.org/

What They Do: The International Rescue Committee has been active for 90 years, and is broadly focused on helping people survive and recover from disaster. In response to the crisis in Ukraine, they are currently at work on the borders of Poland, helping escaping families find safe shelter. They are also working with partners inside Ukraine to help evacuate at-risk families.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Heart to Heart International

Website: https://www.hearttoheart.org/

What They Do: Heart to Heart International provides coordinated disaster response to areas in conflict. For Ukraine, they’re delivering hygiene kits and medical aid shipments. They also have an assessment team based in Poland working with partners to coordinate the delivery of essential items. As well as financial donations, you can volunteer to prepare hygiene kits.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

MAP International

Website: https://www.map.org/

What They Do: MAP is currently working to provide medical supplies to the people of Ukraine, from antibiotics to first aid kits. For each dollar you donate, MAP provides $118 worth of medical and health supplies to those in need.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Global Communities

Website: https://globalcommunities.org/

What They Do: Global Communities began providing housing 70 years ago, and its mission and reach have expanded since. They’ve been active in Eastern Europe for 60 years and have had a focused presence in Ukraine since 2016. In western Ukraine, the organization provides support for Internally Displaced Persons (IDP), delivering food, household supplies, clothing, flashlights, and more essential supplies.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Operation USA

Website: https://www.opusa.org/

What They Do: Operation USA has been in operation for 42 years, and is active in 101 countries. They are raising funds to support Ukrainian refugees arriving in Poland and neighboring countries. They’re also working with other local organizations to coordinate support and provide humanitarian aid to those in need. As well as financial support, you can start your own fundraiser to donate to the charity and donate pre-vetted bulk aid.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website and material donations

Project C.U.R.E.

Website: https://projectcure.org/

What They Do: Project C.U.R.E. is currently providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine by organizing cargo shipments of essential medical items. They’re asking for monetary donations, but also accept donated medical supplies such as crutches, masks, gloves, and other equipment.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website and medical equipment donations

Direct Relief

Website: https://www.directrelief.org/

What They Do: To support the people of Ukraine, Direct Relief is delivering emergency medical supplies, from oxygen concentrators and insulin supplies to critical care medicines. They’re also preparing the logistics to support people displaced by the war in the near future. To date, they’ve delivered 48 tons of medical supplies to those in need.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Project HOPE

Website: https://www.projecthope.org/

What They Do: For 60 years, the mission of Project HOPE has been to address medical emergencies to end preventable deaths. They are asking for one-time and monthly donations to help deliver emergency humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The charity is working within Ukraine and neighboring countries such as Poland, Romania, and Moldova to deliver medical supplies where they are needed most.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

ALIGHT

Website: https://wearealight.org/

What They Do: ALIGHT’s team is based at the Medyka border crossing to support refugees evacuating Ukraine. The charity provides essential supplies, including blankets, mittens, hats, socks, and tents to evacuees as a safe respite while they await transportation.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Americares

Website: https://www.americares.org/

What They Do: Americares was established in 1979, and has donated more than $20 billion in aid. In response to the conflict in Ukraine, they have placed an emergency response team in Poland to support evacuees. They’re delivering medical supplies and medicine, and providing mental health and psychological support to victims.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Website: https://www.crs.org/

What They Do: CRS is helping to provide emergency assistance and shelter for victims of conflict in Ukraine. They’re also helping evacuees leave the area and cross the border into Poland to seek safety.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Save The Children

Website: https://www.savethechildren.org/

What They Do: Save the Children is dedicated to supporting vulnerable and in-need children around the world. Currently, they’re raising funds to assist children in Ukraine by providing shelter, food, clothing, and other essential humanitarian aid. You can send donations as a one-time payment or set up a monthly subscription.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website — one-time payment or monthly recurring payments

Episcopal Relief Development

Website: https://www.episcopalrelief.org/

What They Do: Episcopal Relief Development is raising funds to provide humanitarian aid to refugees fleeing Ukraine and seeking safety in neighboring countries. Donations go toward essential supplies such as clothing, food, short-term shelter, and medical supplies.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Operation Blessing International

Website: https://www.ob.org/

What They Do: Operation Blessing International is dedicated to providing emergency care and disaster relief to victims of crisis worldwide. Currently, they’re accepting donations to help fund food, clothing, and other essential items for Ukraine. They’re also working with local organizations in Poland to ensure evacuees have access to safe shelter.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

ActionAid USA

Website: https://www.actionaidusa.org/

What They Do: ActionAid USA supports refugees fleeing Ukraine by helping them find safe shelter. They’re also using funds to raise awareness and develop communication lines with EU governments to help Ukrainians evacuate the area and find short-term housing.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Matthew25 Ministries

Website: https://m25m.org/

What They Do: Matthew25 Ministries is run by volunteers who provide emergency humanitarian aid through disaster relief programs. As well as monetary donations, they’re accepting certain medical and personal supplies to help support those affected by the conflict in Ukraine. This includes clothing (in good condition), non-perishable foods, school supplies, and more.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website and donations of medical and personal supplies (post)

GlobalGiving

Website: https://www.globalgiving.org/

What They Do: GlobalGiving helps local charities, including in Ukraine, access funding and tools to aid people in need. As part of their Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, they’re accepting donations to support the delivery of humanitarian aid and give local charities the funding they need to continue serving their communities.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Water Mission

Website: https://watermission.org/

What They Do: Water Mission is a clean water charity that focuses on delivering safe, clean water to communities in need. Their work also extends to emergency humanitarian aid in response to crises around the world. They’re currently raising funds and working with local churches in Ukraine to help with evacuations and ensure victims have access to the supplies they need.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

A Chance In Life

Website: https://www.achanceinlife.org/

What They Do: A Chance In Life has various programs in countries worldwide. As part of their Relief 4 Ukraine fund, they’re using their programs in Italy to accept and support refugees fleeing Ukraine. As well as providing safe shelter, they’re also facilitating transportation and supporting victims with donations of food, clothing, and even educational experiences.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

WorldHelp

Website: https://worldhelp.net/

What They Do: WorldHelp is helping to support victims of the Ukraine conflict by providing them with food, water, clothing, and other essential supplies. For every $35 donated, WorldHelp provides a week’s worth of emergency aid to individuals in Ukraine.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Samaritan’s Purse

Website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

What They Do: Samaritan’s Purse provides international disaster relief to countries worldwide, including Ukraine. To support Ukraine, they’re running an Emergency Field Hospital that delivers emergency care to victims. All donations go toward operating the hospital and delivering essential medical supplies.

How to Donate: Cash donations on their website

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP)

Website: https://disasterphilanthropy.org/

What They Do: CPD launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund, which helps with both medium- and long-term recovery. The organization supports the delivery of food, water, shelter, and clothing and minimizes the impact of more long-term effects, such as loss of education and access to services.

How to Donate: Cash and cryptocurrency donations via their website

Humane Society International

Website: https://www.hsi.org/

What They Do: Humane Society International works to rescue animals and improve animal welfare around the world. They’re working to evacuate animals from Ukraine and help them find safe shelter, and supply them with food, water, and other essential items.

How to Donate: Cash donations via their website

Mykolaiv Zoo

Website: http://zoo.nikolaev.ua/en

What They Do: Mykolaiv Zoo is selling tickets to help the animals in its care. With the zoo closed for business, Mykolaiv Zoo is asking for donations for food. You can purchase tickets directly from the website or send cash donations via bank transfer.

How to Donate: Ticket purchase or cash donation

Kharkiv Zoo

Website: https://t.me/citykharkivua/3599

What They Do: Kharkiv Zoo is seeking donations from the public to help with feeding and caring for animals. All donations go toward food, water, and support for care staff looking after the animals.

How to Donate: Cash donation via the website

Kharkiv Feldman Ecopark

Website: https://feldman-ecopark.com/en/donation/

What They Do: Kharkiv Feldman Ecopark is home to over 5,000 animals. They’re seeking funding to help feed and look after the animals and ask for animal food and building supplies. A separate donation portal, also available on their website, delivers humanitarian aid directly to residents of Kharkiv.

How to Donate: Cash donation via the website

Kyiv Zoo

Website: https://zoo.kiev.ua/yak-pidtrymaty-nash-zoopark-i-tvaryn/

What They Do: Kyiv Zoo has made an emergency appeal for financial aid. All donations go toward looking after animals and providing them with food, water, and safe shelter. Funds are also used to support staff caring for the animals.

How to Donate: Cash donation via the website

About the Author
Elly Hancock
Elly Hancock
Freelance writer

About the Author

Elly Hancock is a UK-based freelance writer who knows a thing or two about the digital world, especially the latest cybersecurity software and how to keep yourself safe online. In her spare time, you can find Elly cooking up a new recipe, on a long dog walk, or in the gym.