Support for the people of Ukraine

Support for the people of Ukraine
Ukrainian refugees arriving in Przemysl, Poland, Feb. 24, 2022. Photo credit: Attila Husejnow/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, millions of Ukrainians have fled their homes or been forced to seek shelter to avoid the threat of violence. Humanitarian aid organizations estimate that even before the military invasion began, about 2.9 million people in Ukraine already required humanitarian assistance.

We know many SVCF donors and community partners want to help the people of Ukraine at this crucial time. Listed below are recommended Bay Area and national organizations that are supporting refugees and those affected by the conflict.

If you are an SVCF fundholder and wish to give through your advised fund, please contact your philanthropy advisor or email philanthropyteam@siliconvalleycf.org. You may also access the SVCF donor portal here. Corporate partners of SVCF may also contact their philanthropy advisors directly.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross- ICRC is working to assist those in need in Ukraine, including with immediate supplies of water to hospitals and municipalities, provision of medicine and equipment to health facilities, and support for families by providing food and hygiene items. ICRC also continues bilateral and confidential dialogue with the parties to the conflict to protect those affected by the fighting.  Donate here
     
  • International Rescue Committee Northern California- IRC has offices in both Oakland and San Jose, and the organization has resettled thousands of refugees over the years providing legal services, emergency temporary housing costs, and rental and utility assistance for individuals and families.  IRC is on the ground in Poland ready to assist displaced families from the Ukraine. Donate here.
     
  • Internews- Internews is supporting journalists and independent media news outlets in Ukraine by providing them with resources to ensure their safety and ability to continue working during this conflict. This includes resources for emergency relocation and/or hibernation; safety supplies for armed conflict (e.g., flak jackets, helmets, first aid kits and satellite phones); equipment; and training whenever possible for emergency first aid and safely covering during armed conflict. Donate here.
     
  • Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley- JFS SV is a refugee resettlement agency that has helped thousands of refugees with supportive services, including housing, food, employment and other basic needs. JFS SV has experience with the resettlement of refugees from all over the world and have staff with the linguistic and cultural expertise to serve a diverse community. Learn more about the many ways to help refugees here. The biggest needs are for housing as well as financial support. Donate here.
     
  • Save the Children- Save the Children has been working in Ukraine since 2014, and is working with partners to help children in Ukraine in the most seriously affected areas, including Donetsk and Luhansk. Currently, the organization is providing water and hygiene kits to families and cash grants to families so they can afford food, rent and medicine. They are also working with schools and community centers to help children with the psychological impacts of what they are experiencing. The organization also prioritizes ensuring that children have access to a safe, quality education. Donate here.

SVCF will continue to work with our partners to identify reputable organizations that are providing relief efforts for affected residents of Ukraine. We will update this page with any new information about supporting these causes.

If you are an SVCF fundholder and wish to give through your advised fund, please contact your philanthropy advisor or email philanthropyteam@siliconvalleycf.org. You may also access the SVCF donor portal here. Corporate partners of SVCF may also contact their philanthropy advisors directly.