A range of organizations and causes you can support
All excellent..we have contributed directly thru personal contacts in the military and purchased drones..contributed to medic vehicles...as well we gave clothing, household items to refugees here...and the opera tickets for state opera in kyiv performance on February 24 were used by friends..this is no time for fussing over tax returns, even in modest amount possible scams..have helped a friend get visa for her mother to get out...just pick something and do it..moreover- we preach to the converted..so try to keep friends and family aware..post on social media..everyone can do something..this is war and even if we cannot fight directly, we can in other ways. Join local marches...for those of us of a certain age, we once marched and protested Viet Nam..well, we may be old and soft, but can still step up
This is a good list donated to a new organization thank you
Great list. In addition we are giving to the Kyiv Independent through Patreon.
I would like to know if there are any groups trying to get the women and children that were deported returned. In the news today one little boy was released from the occupied area.
Thank you!! This is a huge help, really.
Thank you for all you do for Ukraine! An appropriate contribution to Documenting Ukraine is this film 'Wartime Verses from Kyiv' in which great Ukrainian Russian-language poet Aleksandr Kabanov is reciting his poetry from Ukraine's capital to the powerful war pictures (goes with English subtitles). The quiet tragic power of his poems written in the city undergoing regular shelling and power outages, reminded me of 7th Symphony by Dmitry Shostakovich. Performed in the besieged Leningrad in 1942, this music became a symbol of Culture confronting Evil. Kabanov's wartime poetry is another high example of the same struggle. https://youtu.be/Zqxx1rJzZ2k
Thank you Professor Snyder. I see one two of the organizations I make regular donations to on the list you provided.
One thing to keep in mind for anyone who is a federal worker, in the U.S. military or has an active federal security clearance, there are prohibitions and special reporting requirements around donations to foreign military and governments.
This is a great article to help you determine if you should seek assistance of your HR or compliance representative in your company.
Thanks for the suggestions of how to help Ukrainians. Georgia and I have given significantly to the World Central Kitchen. Locally we are assisting a group in Orient NY that has adopted a recently arrived Ukrainian family—husband, lawyer wife, and two children. The estimate is that it will require up to $100,000 to accomplish their successful resettlement. So far we have raised more than $50,000.
Whatever the overall magnitude of needs, helping individual Ukrainian families seems an important way for American communities to demonstrate their support.
I have made donations to Razom and UA24 but I am on a fixed income. I do have a cd for a rainy day but I read about a Sovereign Ukraine Bond offered by Canadian banks. I like the idea that I can use this money now to help Ukraine and still have available sometime down the road if I need it. The cd I have is with TD bank here in America but when I called TD Canada they said it was not available to Americans, only Canadian citizens.
Does anyone know of an American institution doing something similar. I have never had any stocks or bonds so going through my bank would be in my experience.
I want to say, thank you, professor Snyder. On the days I come close to despair, faced with such cruelty,and such indifference to it in some places, your intelligence and focus help me keep going
"The record of local civil society in this war is impressive, the record of the big international organizations less so." Thanks for this info, as I've been wondering about international organizations. All of my donations have been going to local Ukrainian groups.
Something you mentioned right after you started to raise money for the Shahed Hunter program: If I remember rightly, you said that what you wanted to do originally was to raise money for a library, I think in Chernihiv? which had contained, among other things, NKVD documents. Were any of those documents digitized before the library was destroyed? Sometime in the future, could you please give us a report on what's going on with it? I would love to donate to its reconstruction. Thank you!
Thank you for these resources, Professor Snyder.
I would like to add the displaced children of Ukraine to your list. To date, there are more than 1.8 million Ukrainian kids living outside Ukraine, struggling to cope with new languages, cultures, and schools, not to mention the trauma of war. As someone whose passion and mission is to help children develop the emotional intelligence (EQ) and literacy skills (IQ) they'll need to become kind, capable adults, I knew something had to be done to help them.
I am currently working on Song Flight, a global program that brings displaced Ukrainian children together with their peers to learn from and with one another. It is based on my 14 years working as a children's media developer focused on emotional intelligence in classrooms around the world.
We are just wrapping up the pilot (in English and Ukrainian) and plan to expand our ability to reach children in other countries and additional languages as funding becomes available. It's an ambitious undertaking but I am convinced that our future depends on raising children who have the emotional and literacy skills to tackle the world's problems.
I'd love to hear your thoughts and talk about the challenges involved in helping so many children spread out around the world.
Here are some links:
- Song Flight: https://Song-Flight.com
- The Ukrainian World Congress (UWC): https://www.ukrainianworldcongress.org/song-flight-to-pilot-its-initiative-for-displaced-ukrainian-children/
- Kontakt Ukrainian TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=077xcSlIR0g
- Song Flight blog: https://open.substack.com/pub/songflight/p/song-flight-in-the-ukrainian-news?r=13nlz&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web
Thank you so much for this information. I have donated to United24 but I have been anxious to help in other ways. Signed up for monthly payments to Razom and Ukraine Aid Ops!
Great information. Thank you! I have donated to Razom, United 24, and I am a monthly donor to the Ukrainian World Congress. I am excited for the opportunity to listen/watch the event at the Munk School March 17-19. And I found the panel at Yale from a few days ago on Youtube yesterday held on the one year commemoration of the terrorist invasion of Ukraine. Really appreciated hearing it.
I would like to add one, if I may! This is a legal not for profit grassroots organization that helps deliver humanitarian aid and gathers donations for the military. I will be working with them myself, and am currently trying to help them find more funding sources. I went to Kyiv in February and met 2 of these amazing young people. https://www.instagram.com/volunteeer.home/ And thank you so much, Dr. Snyder, for all you do for Ukraine! Слава Україні!
I will share this with my Greek Orthodox congregation! We have received some Ukrainian families - women and children, no men yet.