We’ve done the research.
Above are 10 of the best nonprofits supporting Ukraine. (Scroll down to read about them in Ingredient Descriptions.)
We’ve only included charities which have scored promisingly on Charity Navigator* – the preeminent charity assessment organization that reports on financial stability, accountability/transparency practices, and results of nonprofits.
*or, if they were ineligible, we’ve found similarly promising data elsewhere :)
For over 30 years, Halo Trust USA has been saving lives and helping war-torn communities recover, by clearing landmines, managing stockpiles of weapons, and destroying unexploded ordnance. Supporting Halo Trust will provide aid to Ukrainian shelters and hospitals, and keep communities safe from life-threatening explosives. 98% of their 8,600 employees come from the communities they serve.
Charity Navigator: 100/100
ShelterBox’s mission is to deliver humanitarian relief in the form of equipment and materials that bring shelter, warmth & dignity to people made homeless by natural or other disasters worldwide. The ShelterBox team in eastern Europe is now working in Moldova while coordinating with partners in Poland and Ukraine. They’re working on 3 projects – 2 within Ukraine and 1 to support refugees fleeing to neighboring countries like Moldova.
Charity Navigator: 92/100
Hope for Ukraine is providing support and rehabilitation for wounded Ukrainian soldiers; improving quality of life of poor children by providing basic necessities, critical benefits and services; and supplying monthly grocery packages for families in great need.
Charity Navigator: 90/100
UNICEF USA is on the ground helping Ukraine’s children. Rated one of the best charities to donate to (less than 3% of every dollar spent goes to administrative costs), the organization’s mission is to support programs through fundraising, advocacy and education that provide lifesaving medicines, better nutrition, clean water, quality basic education and emergency relief.
Charity Navigator: 89/100
United Help Ukraine is a grassroots, entirely volunteer-based organization that receives and distributes donations, food and medical supplies to Ukrainian IDPs (internally displaced people). UHU focuses on supporting Ukraine through the following areas: medical supplies; personal protective, medical, and survival equipment, humanitarian aid; wounded warrior fundraisers; and raising awareness.
Charity Navigator: 87/100
Project HOPE is a global health and humanitarian relief organization founded to place power in the hands of health care workers to save lives across the globe. Project HOPE also publishes Health Affairs – the nation's leading journal of health policy thought and research.
Charity Navigator: 82/100
Mission to Ukraine – headquartered in Zhitomir, Ukraine – is passionate about transforming the lives of those who are the most overlooked in Ukrainian society. They meet their community’s most pressing needs through Pregnancy Care and Special Needs services in their rehabilitation center which offers a wide array of medical, social, psychological, educational and therapeutic services.
Charity Navigator: 74/100
Founded in 1944, the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee (UUARC) is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of Ukrainian communities and individuals throughout the world. The UUARC achieves its goals by providing to targeted groups: direct financial assistance in the form of grants and loans; consultative and support services; purchase and transfer of requested products and services.
Charity Navigator: 72/100
Revived Soldiers Ukraine is dedicated to providing aid to the people of Ukraine in support of their fundamental human rights and medical rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers. They use no more than 10% of funds for operational costs.
Charity Navigator: Cannot yet be evaluated by Encompass Rating methodology due to only having 2 years of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data. Absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment; it only indicates that it has yet to be completed.
FY 2016 Guidestar Data: $145,000 in 2016 Total Revenue; $150,000 in Program Services; $4,000 in Administration
The Plast National Scout Organization of Ukraine is the largest Scouting organization in Ukraine. Scouts in Ukraine distribute aid quickly and effectively to those in need. All donations to Plast will be used for acquiring and supplying humanitarian aid (excluding payment transaction fees) – with no administration costs to deplete donated funds. They’ve been providing aid to Ukrainians since 2014, when the Russian Federation illegally annexed Crimea – and will continue to stand by Ukraine now and in the future.
Charity Navigator: Cannot yet be evaluated by Encompass Rating methodology because it files Form 990-N, as allowed by the IRS for charities with less than $50,000 annual revenue. Absence of a score does not indicate a positive or negative assessment; it only indicates that it has yet to be completed.