The following organizations are verified non-profits by a collective of experts across the globe. All of the organizations offer critical life-saving support to people and communities most impacted by the atrocities of the current war in Ukraine and the ongoing humanitarian crisis.

Only 1% of fundraising has been going to frontline organizations who are already on the ground responding. 99% of fundraising is geared towards multilaterals and non-profits who have limited or no operations on the ground. Please help us ensure that frontline organizations benefit from the huge outpouring of goodwill and generosity!

If you have questions and want to align your donations, please contact us at ps@rsfsocialfinance.org.

You can give directly to the organizations listed or you may provide a grant through your Donor Advised Fund. Please note there is a $250 minimum for Donor Advised Fund grants.


Choose Love: Rapid, flexible support to local and national organizations that are covering the full range of needs for people on the move in Ukraine and the region. You can access their Ukraine updates here.

Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE): Provides immediate aid to affected families through the distribution of critical food and water supplies, hygiene kits, cash assistance and psychosocial support.

Médecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc. (Doctors Without Borders): Provides surgical care, emergency medicine, and mental health support for displaced people.

Nova Ukraine: Nova Ukraine ensures emergency resources to both refugees and citizens who have remained in the war zone.

Operation USA: Provide on-the-ground support to refugees in Poland and nearby countries.

OutRight International: An international LGBTQI human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights of LGBTQI communities. Supporting LGBTQI communities fleeing Ukraine.

Razom (Emergency Response): Provides critical medical supplies and amplifying the voices of Ukrainians.

Revived Soldiers Ukraine: Medical aid and sustainable living standards to soldiers of Ukraine and members of their families.

Save the Children: Save the Children provides immediate aid, such as food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance for children and families.

Waves for Water: W4W provides local leaders with water filtration systems to give internally displaced persons access to clean water.

World Central Kitchen: Immediately serving chef-prepared meals to communities impacted by natural disasters and during prolonged humanitarian crises. So far WCK has served over 1 million meals to families across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary.

International organizations

Please note there is $5,000 minimum and fees of at least $350 for international grants from a Donor Advised Fund. International grants take more time to process so there will be a delay in funds received.

Caritas: Active in Ukraine since 1992, Caritas is a global Catholic charity providing emergency humanitarian assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

FemFund: Polish grantmaking fund that provides flexible small grants for women-led and LBTQIA-led activism and organizing via a participatory grantmaking model and also funding a partner in Ukraine.

Global Fund for Community Foundations: GFCF grows community philanthropy globally as a central pillar of people-led development through small grants and ongoing support. GFCF has launched a series of rapid grants to community philanthropy partners in Ukraine and surrounding countries to support their relief efforts.

VostokSOS: Born as a volunteer organization in Luhansk, VostokSOS provides comprehensive support to internally displaced people via in-person services and a telephone hotline.

We will continue to update this list. Please check back.

RSF has taken the Hate is Not Charitable pledge and will not use charitable funds to support organizations that foment hatred.