Support for Ukraine

March 15, 2022 Posted by AHW Endowment

As an organization committed to the health and safety of our communities, we are deeply saddened by the atrocities and deeply disturbing events that have unfolded in Ukraine. We extend our sympathies and support to all those who have been impacted by this human tragedy. Violence, in all its forms, threatens the health of communities. The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is committed to ending violence, including denouncing violence in neighborhoods and nations across global communities. We stand for violence prevention.

As communities around the world respond to the growing humanitarian crisis resulting from the war in Ukraine, we invite our partners and colleagues to explore the below resources to assist in navigating opportunities to lend aid.

MCW Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Dr. Oksana Sayko

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Office of Global Health has worked with Dr. Sayko since 2014 in building an educational program and securing funding from the NATO Trust Foundation to strengthen rehabilitation medicine in Ukraine. Find her endorsed organizations linked above.

Council on Foundations

COF offers an excellent summary of resources and response funds.

Peace and Security Funders Group

Click the link above to read a Chronicle of Philanthropy op-ed by Alex Toma, Executive Director of Peace and Security Funders Group, explaining how the war in Ukraine requires a major philanthropic response and overall increase in peace and security funding.

Center for Disaster Philanthropy

CDP offers a comprehensive summary on the current situation in Ukraine, critical and ongoing needs, and how to help.

CARE has established a Ukraine Crisis Fund to reach 4 million with immediate aid and recovery, food, water, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, and cash assistance - prioritizing women and girls, families, and the elderly.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is seeking donations to support its work to respond to the Ukraine crisis.