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How to help the people of Ukraine

Updated March 22, 2022

While the world watches the continued violence in Ukraine, many are wondering how they can help. Below is a list of organizations supporting the people of Ukraine.

Many of these organizations are new to Rose Community Foundation. For this list, we turned to trusted experts and philanthropic organizations locally, nationally and internationally. A list of sources is included at the end of this post. As always, our philanthropic services staff is available to help advise donors and answer questions.

To make a grant through a donor-advised fund at Rose Community Foundation, please access the donor portal or contact our Philanthropic Services team for assistance.


The owners of Denver-based Dazbog Coffee are donating a portion of proceeds from their Svodoba Freedom Blend coffee to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Learn more.

JEWISHColorado Ukraine Emergency Fund
Donations are directed to Jewish Federations of North America’s support of global partners who are providing aid to the Ukrainian Jewish community.

Palaces for People
Palaces for People is a partnership between organizations in the U.S. and Poland, to repurpose underutilized buildings to provide safe and comfortable spaces for refugees to live.

Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. will continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the people of Ukraine and is on standby to assist with requests for medical supplies and equipment.

Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church
This Northwest Denver church is collecting donations to support military chaplains in Ukraine.

Ukrainians of Colorado
Collecting donations to send packages of medical supplies to Ukraine.


American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)
JDC is providing food, medicine, and other emergency support to Jewish seniors and families in Ukraine.

CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund will provide immediate aid including food, water, hygiene kits, support services and direct cash assistance.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Recovery Fund
CDP’s Fund is focused on addressing humanitarian needs among the most vulnerable internally displaced people and refugees, granting to Ukrainian and international organizations.

Berks County Community Foundation’s Fund for Ednannia is accepting grants from US-based funders and distributing all contributions to ISAR Ednannia, a national network for community foundations in Ukraine.

HIAS is working in Poland and Ukraine, providing emergency humanitarian assistance to displaced Ukrainians.

The Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund will support humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and  surrounding regions where refugees have fled.

International Committee of the Red Cross
The Red Cross’ humanitarian work aims to help people rebuild their lives and cope with the wider consequences of conflict. Please note: ICRC is based in Geneva, Switzerland. Contributions are not tax-deductible for US-based taxpayers and donor-advised fund grants cannot be recommended to ICRC.

International Rescue Committee
Donations to IRC help to provide food, medical care and emergency supplies to refugee families from Ukraine.

IsraAID’s team is providing psychological first aid and distributing essential relief supplies to Ukrainian refugees.

The Jewish Agency for Israel
Helping to evacuate Ukrainian Jews in conjunction with other partners, while providing supplies, medicine, food at the borders of Poland, Moldova, Hungary and Romania. For those who want to go to Israel, the Agency is expediting immigration and absorption processes.

Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA)
JFNA is helping to meet the immediate needs of the Ukrainian Jewish community through their global partners (the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Joint Distribution Committee and World ORT), including assisting displaced residents with welfare assistance, satellite phones and temporary housing.

Médecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders
MSF works with local volunteers, organizations and health care professionals to help people travel to health care facilities and access prescribed medications.

Project HOPE
Project HOPE is mobilizing emergency teams and shipping essential medicines and medical supplies to affected areas in Ukraine.

Save the Children
Save the Children helps to deliver essential humanitarian aid to vulnerable children in Ukraine and around the world.

Ukraine Emergency Response Fund
This fund, via Impact Cubed, is sending immediate financial support to a grassroots network of volunteers operating in and around Ukraine to plan and carry out evacuations for women and children and bring medical supplies and food into Ukraine for those unable to leave. The network is rooted in the region and working with trusted partners in order to combat the ongoing threat of human trafficking.

UNICEF’s Humanitarian Action for Children provides conflict- and disaster-affected children with access to water, sanitation, nutrition, health and safety services.

United Hatzalah
United Hatzalah is providing medical relief and psychological support, including medical supplies and food, to assist those fleeing Ukraine.

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
UNHCR is providing emergency assistance to families in Ukraine including cash assistance and opportunities for resettlement in the U.S.

Urgent Action Fund
UAF’s Urgent Response Fund for Ukraine supports women, trans and nonbinary activists in Ukraine and surrounding areas with emergency evacuations, legal, financial and medical support, shelter, and access to communication channels.

Voices of Children
Voices of Children, a charitable foundation based in Ukraine, helps provide psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by the conflict. Please note: Voices of Children is based in Ukraine. Contributions are not tax-deductible for US-based taxpayers and donor-advised fund grants cannot be recommended to Voices of Children.

World Central Kitchen
Founded by Washington, D.C. chef José Andrés, the organization is currently helping to provide thousands of meals in Poland, Romania and inside Ukraine.


U.S. Department of State

Jewish Funders Network

Council on Foundations

Photo courtesy of Kevin J. Beaty/Colorado Public Radio

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