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The Zagoriy Foundation pays special attention to reforms in the field of education and science, supports the preservation of cultural heritage and promotes the development of contemporary art.

The study «Charity in times of war» by Zagoriy Foundation

2022

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The study «Charity in times of war» by Zagoriy Foundation

Zagoriy Foundation and the Ukrainian Center for Public Opinion Research «Sotsioinform» conducted a quantitative study «Charity in times of war» in June 2022 to track changes in Ukrainian philanthropy over the past year.

Full-scale war has had a significant impact on the nonprofit sector. It is important to monitor the changes in order to build long-term plans and projects. 

«Thanks to current data, we can plan where to direct our efforts and which areas of charity should be better explained to people,» says Liubov Rainchuk, coordinator of the «Charity in times of war» study.

The study is available by the link.

What did we learn from the study?

The attitude of Ukrainians to charity has changed. 84% of Ukrainians noted that the scale of charity is growing, and they noticed its rapid development. This also applies to trust in charitable institutions: if previously the level of trust was «mediocre» (estimated at 2.66 points out of 5 in 2021), now it is «rather high» (3.77 out of 5).

The involvement of Ukrainians in charity has increased significantly. 86% of Ukrainian residents practiced giving during the last year. People see an urgent need for help and are ready to provide it. For example, the average donation in 2022 grew 9 times, compared to the last year. The number of volunteers has also increased from 5% in 2021 to 33% now.

— In accordance with changes in behavior, we also observe changes in people’s motivation. Compassion and the awareness that any of us can be in trouble are still the main motives that drive giving. But new factors also appeared: a sense of patriotism, a desire to participate in the solution of important problems, and the awareness of the duty to society.

The full study is available by the link.

Charity Match

2021

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Charity Match

Charity Match

Charity Match is a three-component program for non-profit organizations.

Charity Match is a training program for representatives of non-profit organizations. Its goal is to create more effective and efficient fundraising campaigns.

The first curriculum of Charity Match took place in 2021 in the format of a three-component program for the nonprofit sector.

Charity Match 1.0 program consisted of:

  • 1) training — 1.5-month online course from experts in the non-profit sector;
  • 2) practical — the implementation of a fundraising campaign, which is to be developed during the training;
  • 3) bonus — doubling up to UAH 50,000 from Zagoriy Foundation and MHP – community charitable foundation for successful campaigns.

65 organizations from different parts of Ukraine were selected, 10 of which successfully implemented fundraising campaigns and received doubling funds.


Charity Matсh 2.0

Charity Match 2.0 starts on April 19, 2022, in a slightly changed format. This is a training program that is best adapted to today’s realities.

In addition to the already available information, we supplemented the course with additional materials that are focused on work during the war.

What has changed?

  • There is no selection for the course: the program is open to all non-profit organizations, foundations, and volunteer initiatives.
  • Homework is optional. Zagoriy Foundation team will check your work on request.
  • There is no final thesis.
  • Updated information, taking into account the activities during the war: optimization of the team and activities, communications during the war, submission of grant applications to international organizations, legal peculiarities of the non-profit sector.

Who can participate:

  • NGOs;
  • Charitable foundations and organizations;
  • Local governments;
  • Public utilities;
  • Volunteer initiatives;
  • Initiative groups (in partnership with local self-government or NGOs).

“Who is behind this?” with «Shukai!»

2021

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“Who is behind this?” with «Shukai!»

On November 24 Zagoriy Foundation together with «Shukai!» («Search!») opened a series of five bronze mini-sculptures dedicated to patrons of Kyiv.

Every day we pass by historic buildings like the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the National Museum of Literature of Ukraine, or the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. But do we know who is behind these architectural monuments?

Zagoriy Foundation together with «Shukai!» within the project “Who is behind this?” aims to tell more about the iconic patrons of Kyiv, their activities, and their contribution to modern city life.

Who exactly are the sculptures installed for?

Halshka Hulevychivna gave her estate in Podil for the establishment of the Kyiv Brotherhood School, from which the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy starts its history.

  • Address of the sculpture: 8 Illinska street (on the corner with 14 Bratska street).

Kateryna and Hryhoriy Galagan founded a private secondary school for talented young people. In memory of his son, who died at the age of 15, he was named the Pavlo Galagan College.

  • Address: 11 Bohdan Khmelnytsky street, National Museum of Literature of Ukraine.

Mykhailo Dehtyaryov. At his expense the House of Merchants’ Assembly was built (now – the National Philharmonic of Ukraine). During his life, he financed an asylum for the elderly and anemic, a widow’s house for women with children who lost their breadwinners. After his death, he bequeathed to the city four and a half million rubles.

  • Address: 2 Volodymyrskyi Uzviz, National Philharmonic of Ukraine.

Mykola Bunge has developed various ways to help needy students: scholarships, support for orphans, one-time awards, financing travel abroad. After his death, he bequeathed his fortune to the university.

  • Address: 18/5 Lypska street, State Judicial Administration.

David Marholin was one of the most generous patrons of Kyiv. He donated the most to education. During his life he was a successful entrepreneur, he had a great intuition to start successful businesses. Margolin took care of Trukhanov Island: he maintained a steamer pier and workshops, built schools and churches.

  • Address: 2/1 Olhynska street. There was an apartment and offices of Davyd Marholin’s enterprises.

Patronage has made a significant contribution to the development of Kyiv, the city we see today. Zagoriy Foundation and the «Shukai!» project believe that a series of sculptures will tell Kyiv residents and tourists even more about patrons and their role in history.

Results:

  • about 60 publications in the media in the first week of opening;
  • 5 cases of coverage on TV of Ukraine;
  • total media coverage reached 2.5 million in the first week of opening.

Looking for Sunny Days: A Book about Charity

“Looking for Sunny Days” — the first publication about charity for children in Ukraine.

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Looking for Sunny Days: A Book about Charity

Osnovy Publishing, in partnership with the Zagoriy Foundation, created the book “Looking for Sunny Days” — the first publication about charity for children in Ukraine. We believe that empathy and the habit of helping others develop from childhood, and this book will help parents instill a sense of kindness and care for others in their children.

Danilo Halyko, author and indie musician from Blooms Corda, has written the book, and Polina Doroshenko has drawn incredible illustrations. The book’s main characters are Zizi and Zuzu, brother and sister. Following their example, children can learn how to help and do good deeds.

After all, helping is, first of all, about showing attention and care. And it is these pleasant feelings of giving that the book “Looking for Sunny Day” broadcasts. Even the usual suggestion to hide a traveler under an umbrella in the rain is an expression of caring that can make you happier. The book’s characters have many more such stories — they will not leave indifferent, neither children nor adults.

This book will inspire you, your children, nephews, or younger brothers and sisters to make great stories and good deeds and will be a good gift for the coming holidays.

The book can be purchased in Ukraine and worldwide on the Osnovy Publishing website.

Grant for a workshop together with Platfor.ma

2021

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Grant for a workshop together with Platfor.ma

Grant for the workshop “Creative Communications for Social Change” together with Platfor.ma Media.

In the summer of 2021, the Zagoriy Foundation launched the first wave of a grant for a workshop on social projects to teach organizations to break the information noise and create extraordinary campaigns.

Among all the applications, together with the partner – the storytelling agency and the online magazine Platfor.ma, we selected three finalists. Everyone received a workshop «Creative Communications for Social Change» as a gift from the team and two months of consulting support. The winners are Ekodia — an NGO that brings together experts and activists around the idea of ​​environmental protection, Peace School — an NGO that specializes in achieving positive and sustainable change through dialogue and renewal practices and the International Documentary Film Festival on Human Rights Docudays UA.

#GivingTuesday

2018-2021

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#GivingTuesday
https://givingtuesday.org.ua/

In 2018, Zagoriy Foundation initiated the All-Ukrainian Day of Good Deeds – #GivingTuesday, providing organizational and promotional support to the movement. The project was co-initiated by the Ukrainian Forum of Philanthropists, the Tabletochky Charitable Foundation, and the Klub Dobrodiiv Charitable Organization.

#GivingTuesday is a global movement that promotes giving and volunteering around the world. On November 30, 2021, actions, events, and lessons took place throughout Ukraine, aimed at promoting charitable giving in Ukraine.

Last year’s results:

  • uah 25 500 000;
  • 172 000 participants;
  • 944 activities;
  • about 714 schools.