One of the largest cybersecurity issues to arise from the war in Ukraine is cybercrime committed via predators posing as charitable organizations. Please inform your colleagues, family, and friends not to click on, open, or download any messages they are receiving to assist and support Ukrainians and refugees fleeing their country that are not verifiable outside of their contact method or messaging.

One other simple way to identify these predators posing as a charity is if their request for donation is to be made in cryptocurrency.

Below is a list of 27 legitimate charitable organizations to share with others to help those in need during this horrific attack on Ukraine.

Now is the time to be more vigilant than ever in not allowing malware and bad actors to take advantage of you, your colleagues, family, and friends.

As always, if you have concerns, River Run can help. Call 414-228-7474 for more information.

27 Organizations to Support Ukraine

Project HOPE

What it does: Founded in 1958, Project HOPE responds to humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Currently, according to the group’s website, the group is aiding those in Ukraine by mobilizing its emergency teams and “sending medical supplies and standing by to provide health screening and care for refugees.”

How you can help: Donate on the group’s website. This group is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

1220 19th St. N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. | 844-349-0188 |


What it does: GlobalGiving uses its funding to support local nonprofits working in affected areas. Currently, “GlobalGiving’s local partners in Ukraine are bringing relief to displaced families and people in high-risk areas.” According to the group, your donation will support refugees with food, shelter, and clean water, as well as providing health and psychological support.

How you can help: Donate to the group’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund online. This group is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

1 Thomas Circle N.W. Suite 800, Washington, D.C. | 202-232-5784 |


What it does: More than 510,000 children have been affected by the conflict so far, and the UNICEF emergency response is working to address their needs by preparing health, hygiene, and emergency education supplies, as well as distributing safe water to affected areas, providing children with psychosocial care, and helping kids separated from their families. At the moment, UNICEF is trying to raise $66.4 million to be able to continue their programs and offer immunization, health care, child protection, and cash assistance.

How you can help: Donate on the UNICEF website. UNICEF USA is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

125 Maiden Ln., New York, NY | 800-367-5437 |

Catholic Relief Services

What it does: Catholic Relief Services has partners across Ukraine and is currently providing shelter, food, hygiene supplies, fuel, transportation to safe areas, and counseling support.

How you can help: Donate through PayPal on the group’s website. Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

228 W. Lexington St. Baltimore, MD | 888-277-7575 |

International Medical Corps

What it does: International Medical Corps helped Ukrainians during conflict in 1999-2000 by delivering medicine and training more than 500 local doctors and medical staff. In 2014, it partnered with the Ukraine Ministry of Health to support mobile health services and train medical professionals on preventing and controlling infections. As the crisis develops, the International Medical Corps has added mental health counseling to the services available for the community.

How you can help: Donate on the group’s website. Donations to this organization are tax deductible.

12400 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1500, Los Angeles, CA | 202-828-5155 |

United Help Ukraine

What it does: United Help Ukraine receives and distributes food donations and medical supplies to people in Ukraine. The group’s current priorities: aiding Ukrainian soldiers and their families, helping displaced people from Crimea and Eastern Ukraine, and raising awareness of the current situation.

How you can help: Donate through PayPal, or by check payable to United Help Ukraine, Box 83426, Gaithersburg, Md. 20883. This is a registered nonprofit so all donations are tax deductible.

P.O. Box 83426, Gaithersburg, MD |

Revived Soldiers Ukraine

What it does: This nonprofit provides medical aid for people affected by military conflict. The group buys medication and medical supplies, helps support army hospitals, and works to improve the living standards for soldiers and their families.

How you can help: Donate directly through the group’s website, through PayPal or Patreon, or make it your preferred Amazon nonprofit, which donates 0.5% of the amount of your Amazon purchases to the group. This group is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

110 Drew Ct., P.O. Box 3196, Stateline, NV | 213-926-6627 |

Sunflower of Peace

What it does: Sunflower for Peace offers medical assistance to Ukrainian orphans, people displaced by war, and people heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In February 2022, the group started asking for donations to prepare first aid medical tactical backpacks for paramedics and doctors on the front lines. These kinds of backpacks — usually handled by Marines, special military forces, and military groups — are used to save lives in areas without access to hospitals or emergency care.

How you can help: Donate on Facebook. This group is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

P.O. Box 391044, Cambridge, MA | |

The Kyiv Independent

What it does: The Kyiv Independent is an independent media outlet reporting in English. The organization has been covering the Russia-Ukraine conflict, doing fact checking, and reporting on human rights. Since the group is not affiliated with any government and reports in English, it is becoming an important window into what’s happening in Ukraine right now.

How you can help: Since its creation in 2021, the Kyiv Independent runs mainly on donations. Donate through GoFundMe or Patreon. |

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

What it does: This group runs an emergency program with $1 million in funding that helps the approximately 300,000 Jewish people in Ukraine. The fellowship has staff and volunteers on the ground in Ukraine, and also funds the country’s Jewish organizations to give Ukrainian Jews the chance to move to Israel. Funds are also used to provide the Ukrainian Jewish community with food, medicine, and heat. This group is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

How you can help: Donate online.

30 N. LaSalle St. Suite 4300, Chicago, IL | 800-486-8844 |

Voices of Children

What it does: Voices of Children provides psychological and psychosocial support to children affected by war. Its main focus is on the front lines in the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk. Donations help finance art therapy and mobile psychologists, and help families in need.

How you can help: Donate directly on its website.


What it does: Created in 1945 to help people overcome the devastation of WWII, CARE works to end poverty, and achieve equity and social justice worldwide. In Ukraine, the group is working on providing girls, women, and elderly people with water, food, and hygiene kits. It currently has a Ukraine Crisis Fund specially focused on continuing work in the country, and providing psychological support, recovery, and cash assistance.

How you can help: Donate using a credit card or through PayPal on the website.

151 Ellis St. N.E., Atlanta, GA | 1-800-422-7385 |

International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

What it does: The Red Cross’ International Committee provides shelter, food, first-aid training, and humanitarian aid around the world. The group has been supporting people in Ukraine for almost a decade and as the crisis continues, it is adding to comfort kits for individuals and families in need.

How you can help: Donate to the ICRC on its website.

801 2nd Ave., New York, NY | 212-599-6021 |

American Red Cross

What it does: In Ukraine, the American Red Cross is currently helping U.S. military people and families deployed in the region. So far, it has sent 30 staff members to Europe to help U.S. military members in Ukraine connect with their families back home, and is delivering hygiene items and resources to service members and U.S. State Department staff abroad. It cannot help Ukraine with blood directly, because it can’t be sent without special request from the U.S Department of State, the United Nation, or other affected Red Cross networks.

How you can help: Donate on its website. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

2221 Chestnut St., Philadelphia | 215-299-4000 |

United Ukrainian American Relief Committee (UUARC)

What it does: Founded in 1944, the UUARC was created to help Ukrainians in refugee camps during WWII relocate to the U.S.. It is currently working in coordination with the Ukrainian Embassy to arrange medical supplies, food, offering shelter, and taking care of injured people and refugees.

How you can help: Donate on its website or send a check to the United Ukrainian American Relief Committee, Inc. 1206 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111. For medical donations, call 215-728-1630. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

1206 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia | 215-728-1630 |

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

What it does: The JDC has been helping the Jewish community around the world since 1914; for the last 30 years it has focused on helping Ukraine’s Jewish population. It aids elderly Jewish people, children, and families by providing food, medicine, and utilities. At the moment, JDC is preparing to send psychosocial support to Ukraine as mass displacements increase, as well as delivering food packages, and providing online support.

How you can help: Donate on its website. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

P.O. Box 4124, New York, NY | 212-687-6200 |

Doctors Without Borders

What it does: This international humanitarian organization has been providing medical treatment to people in conflict zones worldwide since 1971. Doctors without Borders has been in Ukraine for almost a decade, providing training and emergency medicine, helping with HIV and tuberculosis care, chronic disease management, and more. Due to increasing tensions, the group has halted some programs. Currently, the group is preparing medical kits, has teams in Belarus and Russia, and is in the process of expanding to other countries in the region to provide humanitarian assistance to refugees.

How you can help: Donate with credit and debit card, or PayPal, on its website. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

40 Rector St. 16th Floor, New York, NY | 888-392-0392 |

Samaritan’s Purse

What it does: Created in 1970, Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian organization that helps people dealing with poverty, natural disasters, disease, famine, and war. Prior to the escalation of the current conflict, the group was already working with more than 3,000 ministry partners in Ukraine; now, Samaritan’s Purse is providing food, water, shelter, and medicine, as well as assisting refugees in Poland and Romania.

How you can help: Donate through their website. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC | 828-262-1980 |

World Central Kitchen

What it does: World Central Kitchen was created by a Spanish-American chef José Andrés and his wife, Patricia, after the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Since then, the Washington D.C.-based group has provided meals to people in humanitarian, community, and climate crises all over the world. On Feb. 24, Chef José Andrés arrived in Poland to help refugees arriving from Ukraine. World Center Kitchen is partnering with Caritas nuns to give hot meals and supplies to people in the Rava-Ruska border.

How you can help: Donate through their website. World Central Kitchen accepts a credit card, bank transfer, cryptocurrency, stocks, or PayPal. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

200 Massachusetts Ave. N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, D.C. | 202-844-6330 |

Save the Children

What it does: Save the Children has been working in Ukraine since 2014, helping kids have a healthy start in life. As people flee the country, Save the Children is providing food, hygiene kits, psychosocial support, cash transfers, and safe places for children and families to shelter from winter temperatures.

How you can help: Donate through its website. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

501 Kings Hwy. E. Suite 400, Fairfield, CT | 800-728-3843 | savethechildren

Mercy Corps

What it does: Founded in 1979, Mercy Corps helps people in more than 40 countries dealing with poverty, conflict, climate crises, and natural disasters. Between 2015-2017 they helped more than 200,000 people in Ukraine with emergency cash, food, water, sanitation supplies, restoring war-damaged homes, and helping small-businesses sustainability. As the humanitarian crisis worsens, they are supporting local organizations and providing cash assistance.

How you can help: Donate through its website. It is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

P.O. Box 37800, Boone, IA | 888-747-7440 |

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)

What it does: LIRS was created as a response to WWI to help immigrants and refuges resettle in the United States. Since then, they have helped vulnerable people in major conflict resettle in the U.S. As the Ukrainian conflict worsens, they are getting ready to help potential refugees arriving in the U.S. But for now, the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is running Solidarity with Ukraine: 5 Days of Prayer and Meditation, and advocating to Congress to pass an emergency bill for foreign assistance to Ukraine.

How you can help: You can register for the prayer by filling out this form, and join their advocacy efforts for Ukraine in their Action Center.

700 Light St., Baltimore, MD | 410-230-2700 |

Fox Chase Cancer Center

What it does: Laura Bukavina, a Ukrainian-American physician with Fox Chase Cancer Center, traveled to the Ukraine-Poland border to help refugees. She is working with the Cleveland Maidan Association to provide housing, infant and child care, medical care, and supplies to those at the Ukraine-Poland border.

How you can help: Donate directly to Bukavina’s GoFundMe, which has raised upward of $40,000. Donations through GoFundMe are considered personal gifts and are not guaranteed to be tax-deductible.

333 Cottman Ave., Philadelphia | 844-371-3068 |


What it does: C.U.R.E was founded in 1987 to address the medical resource shortage around the world. They have been working in Ukraine since the 2000s, and as the current conflict worsened, they sent 40-foot containers filled with medical supplies and equipment to under-resourced hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in Moldova, Romania, and Poland to support Ukrainian refugees.

How you can help: Donate through its website. C.U.R.E is U.S. registered, so your donation is tax deductible.

10377 E. Geddes Ave., Centennial, CO | 303-792-0729 |

A Family For Every Orphan (AFFEO)

What it does: AFFEO is a faith-based nonprofit that helps children without guardians find families in their home countries. Throughout the years, they’ve worked with several Ukrainian agencies to provide financial and mentoring support. Now, they are helping the same agencies aid Ukrainians with the costs of transportation, food, water, medicine, medical supplies, and shelter.

How you can help: Donate through the AFFEO website. Donations are tax deductible.

P.O. Box 34628 #37939, Seattle, WA | 360-358-3293 |


What it does: This nonprofit helps older children and teens in orphanages overseas find homes. Currently, they are moving kids and families in Ukraine to safety. So far, they have transported 187 children and families out of Ukraine and into Poland, providing food and supplies in the way. The goal is to transport as many as 200 children a week.

How you can help: Donate through its website. It is a 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is tax deductible.

P.O. Box 5441, Washington, D.C. | 202-503-3100 |


What it does: Formerly known as the American Refugee Committee, ALIGHT provides health care, water, shelter, protection, and economic opportunities to people in more than 20 countries. To aid people in Ukraine, they sent a team to Poland to help refugees find shelter.

How you can help: Donate through its website. Your donation is tax deductible.

1325 Quincy St. N.E. Suite A1, Minneapolis, MN | 612-607-6485 |



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