UJA Federation of New York Emergency
Funding for Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

UJA-Federation of New York has announced a new round in emergency funding to address urgent humanitarian needs of people remaining in Ukraine as well as refugees. Since February 24, UJA has made $8.1 million in grants to help Ukrainians.


“As the war in Ukraine enters its fourth week, the level of devastation and displacement is hard to fathom. This round of grants focuses on helping to prevent against the exploitation of women and children, and also supports Ukrainians who remain in the country, including frail and elderly Jews and Holocaust survivors,” said Eric S. Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York.


Given continued and escalating needs, UJA-Federation has approved the following additional emergency grants totaling $2.3 million. 


United Hatzalah – $500,000 to support urgent needs within Ukraine and Moldova, including the provision of humanitarian and medical services and supplies. United Hatzalah is among the few EMS organizations in parts of Moldova and is treating tens of thousands of refugees crossing the border. 


World Jewish Relief – $500,000 to provide humanitarian aid in Ukraine.

Afya – $180,000 for a cargo plane to transport humanitarian and medical supplies to Ukraine. 


Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine (Chabad) – $180,000 for general humanitarian aid.


Sephardic Heritage Museum – $180,000 for rabbis in Ukraine to directly help their communities with humanitarian aid and rescue. 


The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) – $140,000 to support the growing number of Ukrainians choosing to make aliyah. 


IsraAID – $100,000 to keep refugee children and mothers in safe spaces with family- oriented centers, trained family facilitators, and child security volunteers. 


JCC Budapest – $100,000 to support refugees in Hungary with humanitarian aid supplies and counseling. 


JCC Krakow – $100,000 to collect and distribute food, medicine, hygienic supplies, toys and clothing for over 2,000 Ukrainians as well as to house Ukrainians. 


JCC Warsaw – Up to $100,000 to support the refugee families in Warsaw including professionals who speak Ukrainian, legal services, and assistance in finding employment for women. 


VOICE – $100,000 to protect women and girls against violence and respond to the unique humanitarian needs of other marginalized populations such as people of color and those identifying as LGBTQ.

American Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) – $100,000 to support ongoing efforts in Ukraine to deliver critical humanitarian aid.


JCC in Mykolaiv – $18,000 to support the Jewish community of Mykolaiv with cash and humanitarian aid.


Information on UJA’s work in Ukraine and grantmaking can be found here: https://www.ujafedny.org/ukraine-crisis.