Help Ukraine: Charities You Can Support


Help Ukraine: Charities You Can Support

Jay Henderson

We stand with the people and families whose lives will be affected by the Russian attack on Ukraine. We built Givz to create impact at scale and we’ve received several requests from our merchant partners looking for charity recommendations they can support. 

Below, we are actively curating charitable organizations you can monitor and support individually or as a company. During a humanitarian crisis like the situation in Ukraine, we tend to favor high profile organizations with strong international presence. These are high-impact organizations, with boots on the ground, who have proven they can deploy capital effectively.

A note for Givz merchants: each selection is available on Givz, some are recent “Spotlight Charity” additions and if you’d like to add to your “Handpicked Options”, simply type in the charity name or use their 9-digit EIN/Tax ID number provided in the parentheses.

International Rescue Committee (13-5660870)

As the situation teeters on the edge of full-scale war, civilians must be protected.

IRC's full statement as Russia invades Ukraine and civilians desperately seek safety:

— IRC – International Rescue Committee (@RESCUEorg) February 24, 2022

Lani Fortier, Senior Director of Emergencies at the IRC said, “We truly hope we can avert disaster and avoid the human suffering we will inevitably see if this conflict continues to escalate. However, the IRC is ready and preparing for the worst. We are working to quickly mobilize resources and connect with partners to establish a response that will provide life-saving support to civilians forced to flee their homes. The IRC is meeting with partners and local civil society organizations in Poland and Ukraine to assess capacity for responding to an increase of refugees and people in need. We will work to respond where we are needed the most and with the services that are needed urgently. Whatever the needs are, we are preparing to meet them.”

Direct Relief (95-1831116)

Medical aid from Direct Relief arrived in #Ukraine last week and will continue as needs are made known. The organization will continue monitoring the crisis and will share more information as the situation evolves.

— Direct Relief (@DirectRelief) February 24, 2022

“Since January 2021, Direct Relief has supplied Ukrainian healthcare providers with more than $27 million in medical aid. Direct Relief will continue monitoring the crisis and will share more information as the situation evolves.”

“UNICEF is working across eastern Ukraine to scale up life-saving programmes for children. This includes trucking safe water to conflict-affected areas; prepositioning health, hygiene and emergency education supplies as close as possible to communities near the line of contact; and working with municipalities to ensure there is immediate help for children and families in need. UNICEF-supported mobile teams are also providing psychosocial care to children traumatized by the chronic insecurity.”

American Red Cross (53-0196605)

Alongside the @ICRC and @RedCrossUkraine, international Red Cross teams are supporting those in need as the war intensifies in Ukraine – repairing infrastructure, supporting health facilities, and providing food. #Thread (1/2)

— American Red Cross (@RedCross) February 24, 2022

“The ICRC has been on the ground for years, delivering urgent assistance — food, fuel for heating, medical supplies and support for housing — to those living close to the line of contact in eastern Ukraine. The combination of cold temperatures, COVID-19 and chronic uncertainty made basic needs a challenge in recent years. According to Maurer, Red Cross teams now in Ukraine will continue their work to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities with medicines and equipment, and support families with food and hygiene items.”

“Before any of the most recent developments, some 2.9 million were already in need of humanitarian assistance. Each day is a struggle for millions. Water, gas, and electricity supplies are limited. The combination of cold, Covid-19, limitations on movement, and chronic uncertainty make meeting basic needs a challenge. After eight years of conflict, the humanitarian needs are already significant.”

Save The Children (06-0726487)

“Save the Children has been operating in Ukraine since 2014, delivering essential humanitarian aid to children and their families. This includes supporting their access to education, providing psychosocial support, distributing winter kits and hygiene kits, and providing cash grants to families so they can meet basic needs such as food, rent and medicines, or so they can invest in starting new businesses.”

Center for Disaster Philanthropy (45-5257937)

“The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s (CDP) Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund will focus on addressing  that arise, particularly among the most vulnerable, marginalized and at-risk internally-displaced peoples (IDPs) and refugees.”

Americares Foundation (06-1008595)

As the conflict continues to escalate, Americares Emergency Response Team is prepared to provide support for any people and families displaced or injured by the crisis. We are ready to deliver medicine, medical supplies, and emergency funding. For more,

— Americares (@Americares) February 25, 2022

“Americares has been monitoring the situation in Ukraine for months. As the conflict in Ukraine escalates with Russian troops attacking and casualties mounting, Americares Emergency Response Team is ready to respond to support families caught in the violence or displaced by the crisis. Americares has contacted emergency response partners on the ground in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe to offer assistance. Americares is prepared to deliver medicine, medical supplies and emergency funding to help families access essential health care services.”

World Central Kitchen, Inc (27-3521132)

“On February 24, Russia launched a large-scale attack on neighboring Ukraine, invading the country on several fronts. As a result, tens of thousands of Ukrainian families are fleeing their homes in search of safety. Working at a 24-hour pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland, WCK began serving hot, nourishing meals. Now, we’re expanding our efforts to serve accommodation centers in Poland as well as in Romania and other locations supporting refugees.

WCK has provided tens of millions of fresh, nourishing meals for communities around the world. Your donation today will be used to support our emergency food relief efforts.”

In just over 4 days, 500,000+ refugees have fled #Ukraine (@UN).

We are mobilizing a team to the region to assess needs + prepare a response. We anticipate providing emergency cash assistance + supporting local orgs that know their community needs best.

— Mercy Corps (@mercycorps) February 28, 2022

Mercy Corps is mobilizing a team to the region to assess where help is most needed. We anticipate providing emergency cash assistance as well as supporting local organizations that know their community needs best. Mercy Corps provided humanitarian assistance in Ukraine following the 2014 conflict, helping over 200,000 people with emergency cash, food, water, and sanitation supplies.”

Doctors Without Borders – USA (13-3433452)

First #MSF emergency medical supplies arrived in #Ukraine. 05 March.

The shipment includes:

-> surgical kits

-> trauma kits

-> chronic disease medications

-> mass casualty supplies


— MSF Ukraine (@MSF_Ukraine) March 6, 2022

“MSF has been in contact with Ukrainian hospitals that are receiving trauma patients wounded in the fighting. Many hospitals are also facing shortages of supplies, mainly for emergencies, trauma care, and surgery. On March 6, an MSF shipment of emergency medical supplies was delivered to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health in Kyiv. The shipment contained 1,400 cubic feet of supplies, including surgical kits, trauma kits, and basic necessities for intensive care units, emergency rooms, and surgical operating theaters. Items included medical instruments, equipment, medicines, and drugs. Experienced MSF emergency and specialist medical staff are currently entering Ukraine. More will continue to arrive to support the MSF teams already working within the country.”

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