As the Russian military invasion of Ukraine has unfolded, so too has a humanitarian crisis that has forced civilians to flee their homes or take refuge in bomb shelters and subway stations throughout the country. 

We have compiled a list of local, United States, and Poland-based charities that will put your money to good use, based on information from their websites.  This is a non-exhaustive list of organizations that are asking for assistance.  Donations can be made through the links to their websites or social media pages.


St Mary’s Assumption Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

Ukrainians in Missouri

Jewish Federation of St Louis


The Kosciuszko Foundation




Polskie Centrum Pomocy Miedzynarodowej

Polish Medical Mission

Polska Akcja Humanitarna

Zbiórka na pomoc bezpośrednią (żywność i inne formy wsparcia) dla ludzi, którzy muszą uciekać ze swoich domów. Wsparcie obejmie osoby poszkodowane w wyniku konfliktu, włączając w to przemieszczających się wewnątrz kraju oraz uchodźczynie i uchodźców przyjeżdżających do Polski.

Fundacja Uniters

Fundacja Otwarty Dialog

Pomoc zbiórka na dla opuszczonych dzieci i rodzin zastępczych w Ukrainie.


International Rescue Committee

Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders is an independent organization that provides medical care where it’s needed most. Its team in Ukraine is working to help residents access needed health care as well as train the country’s doctors and nurses to provide medical treatment.

For more information and how to help follow this link:

International Committee of the Red Cross

The Red Cross is helping those affected by the ongoing conflict. 

You can make a monetary donation to the Red Cross’ efforts in Ukraine

Ukraine Crisis Media Center

The non-governmental organization based in Kyiv, the Ukraine Crisis Media Center launched in 2014 when Russia occupied Crimea. The group aims to “promote the development of a self-sufficient Ukrainian state and society.”

The Ukraine Crisis Media Center offers tips on how to help Ukraine during this crisis.


UNICEF, or the United Nations Children’s Fund, is a UN agency that oversees providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children around the world. UNICEF is working to provide safe water and other necessities, as well as ensuring there is immediate help for children and families in need.

More notable charities:

If these charities don’t appeal to you, then Charity Navigator — a platform dedicated to educating Americans about non-profit resources — suggests giving these organizations a try:

Save the Children

World Help


Operation USA

Catholic Relief Services

International Medical Corps

Project HOPE

Direct Relief

* Before donating to any charity, you may want to review the receiving organization on charity watchdog groups like Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, or GuideStar, or by checking with the Better Business Bureau. Experts also recommend reviewing the organization’s financial reports for transparency and how much of your donation goes toward the charity’s mission.