A Russian invasion of Ukraine has begun and many around the country want to know how they can support the Ukrainian people. More than 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country for safety. Those that do remain are faced with an incalculable loss as cities and residencies continue to be bombed or destroyed. Ukrainians will need international support as they continue to struggle with the fallout from war.

There are lots of great ways you can help the Ukrainian people with donations or acts of service. We’ve rounded up a few ways you can support Ukraine during these difficult times.

Supporting through our Support Ukraine cause fund.

We’ve currently put together a cause fund that’s dedicated to supporting the Ukrainian people. By donating to our cause fund you’re contributing directly to four organizations working hard to improve outcomes internationally and help with the refugee crisis. 

Our Cause Fund sends your donations directly to Amnesty International, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nation International Refugee Humanitarian Organization, and The Human Rights Watch. All are big names in international support and relief and were chosen specifically for their ability to strategically and effectively deploy resources, aide, and support during a crisis. 

Donations made through our Support Ukraine will not be subject to any fees with all money going directly to the causes listed.

We thought it would also be helpful to “round up” and summarize corporate giving and other helpful lists we’ve seen shared:

McKinsey & Co.

McKinsey & Co. announced to their alumni network that they have donated over $2 million in a week to Ukraine. Their Global Social Responsibility team has suggested seven organizations that are supporting peace and humanitarian aid for Ukraine:

  1. Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund via the Global Giving Foundation
  2. Ukraine 2022 Emergency Appeal via the International Committee of the Red Cross
  3. Nova Ukraine
  4. UNICEF’s response in Ukraine via UNICEF USA
  5. Mercy Corps
  6. United Ukrainian American Relief Committee
  7. United Help Ukraine

The Canva Foundation

Canva’s philanthropic arm, The Canva Foundation is working with a number of nonprofits including UNHCR, Save the Children Ukraine, Tabletochki, UNICEF, and World Vision who are all providing on-the-ground support to Ukrainians. 

Boston College has created a long list of other efforts by corporations to support Ukraine that they pledge to keep up-to-date. If you’d like to share an effort you’re company is engaged in, you can share it with them via this form.

Organizations providing medical support

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Russian and Eastern European studies department put together a list of organizations that we’d also like to share:

The Help Ukraine Center is a Polish-German initiative powered by the Ernst Prost Foundation. Medicines and other essential humanitarian products will be delivered to regions that need it the most, in cooperation with our partners: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, ROZETKA, Fozzy Group, TIS, Dragon Capital, Spunbond fund, Ukrposhta.

Razom is helping with tactical medical training. Help qualified war medics teach civilians first aid and provide them with medical supplies. Now sourcing funding for a cargo plane shipment of medical aid.

The United Ukrainian American Relief Committee is providing vital medical supplies to victims, care for the injured and refugees, as well as shelter and food to those affected.

Lifeline Ukraine is offering psychosocial support for Ukrainians dealing with war. Ukraine’s first suicide prevention hotline mobilized in response to alarming rates of veteran suicide.

Veterans and internally displaced persons

Future Kyiv Charitable Foundation is a collection of charitable contributions for the purchase of humanitarian aid to Kyiv residents, organized by the Kyiv Municipal Government.

Ukrainian People With Disabilities in Crisis helps Ukrainians with disabilities, especially those who want but cannot evacuate, protect themselves in case of emergency.

British-Ukraine Aid offers assistance to vulnerable individuals who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged, including the injured and wounded, orphaned children, the elderly, internally displaced persons and families who have lost their main earners. More information here.

People in Need: SOS Ukraine provides food and sanitation packages, emergency shelter, psychosocial support, and more in Donetsk and Luhansk, both in territory under the control of the Ukrainian government and in territory not currently under government control.

UN Crisis Relief: Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund all contributions are collected into a single, unearmarked fund and managed locally under UN leadership. As crises evolve, funds are made directly and immediately available to a wide range of partner organizations at the front lines of response. This way, funding reaches the people most in need when they need it.

Support Religious and ethnic minorities

JDC: Emergency in Ukraine provides a lifeline for an estimated 40,000 Jewish elderly and 2,500 poor Jewish children and their families through its network of care services, Jewish community programs, and Jewish leaders in more than 1,000 locations across Ukraine.

Rabbi Bleich’s Help Kyiv is helping to set up a Refugee Camp for the Kyiv Jewish Community, organized by Ukraine’s Chief Rabbi.

United Jewish Appeal supports urgent and mounting humanitarian needs including food, shelter, transport, and emergency medical units.

Roma Women Fund advocates for Roma women’s rights in Ukraine and collaborates with Roma communities on the regional level.

Support LGBTQIA+ Ukrainians 

Insight NGO is A Ukrainian human rights public organization that brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people.

Ukrainian LGBT Military for Equal Rights Association supports LGBT military in their fight on the frontline and for equality of all citizens at home.

Support Ukrainian Children

Help Us Help all donations will be used to fund evacuation and relocation, humanitarian aid delivery, and medical assistance.

Save the Children – Ukraine is distributing essential humanitarian aid to children and families. Includes hygiene kits, winter kits, cash grants to families for food, rent, and medicine. Also are providing access to safe, inclusive, quality education and working to help children overcome the mental and psychological impacts of conflict.

Toy Drive for the Children of Fallen Heroes is providing assistance for displaced people, orphans, and families of Ukrainian military who died or were hurt in action. Volunteers also learn about needs on the ground and pass on information to the organization.


Ukrainian Leadership Academy is an educational program that aims to develop a generation of young leaders for Ukraine and the world. Over the course of a gap year, young adults learn to work in a team, set goals, develop projects, take responsibility for their lives and the country’s fate, and choose their future profession more consciously.

Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation invests in the lives of young and talented future leaders of Ukraine and the diaspora.

Veteranius helps teach and employ veterans, volunteers, and internally displaced persons in the IT sector and involves them in socially important projects.

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