Charity Event of the Year

Last week, Kyiv hosted an inspiring award ceremony, recognizing the winners of the national contest, “Charitable Ukraine – 2023: Charity in Defense of Ukraine.”

We are thrilled to share the exciting news: The Foundation’s impactful program, “Together We Shelter,” secured second place in the coveted category of “Charity Event of the Year”!

Under this program, we have disbursed 26 grants to CSOs across Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Lviv, and Kherson regions.  These funds were instrumental in repairing and equipping shelters for internally displaced persons (IDPs) and providing non-food items to the affected populaced. In total, over 11,000 individuals received critical assistance.

But our commitment extends beyond immediate relief. As part of our initiative, we have also nurtured the institutional growth of partner organizations. Throughout the year, more than 80 representatives from CSOs have benefited from 10 expert-led trainings. It is an equivalent to 100 hours of individual and group mentoring.

Additionally, the “Together We Shelter” program introduced an innovative online course titled “How to Prevent 90% of Problems in Humanitarian Response.” This course delves into the fundamental principles and standards of effective humanitarian response. It is available free of charge on the Zrozumilo! educational platform.

This year, the Charitable Ukraine competition received a staggering 1,604 applications across 27 diverse categories — from philanthropists and patrons to dedicated volunteers nationwide. It’s an immense honor to be counted among this remarkable cohort, knowing that countless individuals tirelessly work for the betterment of fellow Ukrainians every single day.

We express our heartfelt gratitude for the recognition of our efforts and the unwavering support we receive. And rest assured, our commitment remains resolute! We are actively advancing the “Together for Support” program, which will extend vital humanitarian aid to residents of Kharkiv and Kherson regions, while also establishing shelters within educational institutions in Chernihiv region.

Let us stand united in our mission!

“Together We Shelter” program is implemented by East Europe Foundation with the financial support of Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.