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The Culture of Charitable Giving

Raising Funds for the Purchase of 50 Breathing Machines

Zagoriy Foundation and Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace announce a nationwide fundraising campaign that focuses on procurement and supply of essential 50 breathing machines to Ukrainian hospitals.

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Raising Funds for the Purchase of 50 Breathing Machines

Everyone can donate to help equip Ukrainian hospitals with breathing machines to fight Coronavirus.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, breathing machines save lives of the patients with serious complications.

Our aim is to purchase 50 breathing machines from USA, deliver them to Ukraine and supply them to the hospitals.

We look into purchasing the following breathing machines produced in the USA:

VELA — the cost of a full kit is USD 26940.00
Bellavista 1000 — the cost of a full kit is USD 32570.00
AVEA — the cost of a full kit is USD 39700.00

We will deliver breathing machines to Ukraine as soon as the transport connection between the USA and Europe is renewed. The estimated delivery date is the end of May 2020. This medical equipment will save people’s lives during the epidemics and after it.

Please follow the link to donate.

All donations will specifically go to this cause. There are no charges or admin fees to participate in this charitable project. The campaign uses Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace online platform. Zagoriy Foundation will top up the funding and provide logistics support.

“We believe that humanity has always been the way forward. Our society is facing a tough challenge these days. So, now is the time we get together to raise funding to equip hospitals all over Ukraine with the breathing machines”. Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation.

“We have a simple and achievable goal – join efforts of thousands of people and responsible business representatives to purchase modern medical equipment for Ukrainian hospitals. Ukraine has never seen the urgent need of coordinating efforts from so many people like it does these days. It is only by acting as one we can overcome COVID-19 epidemics and ensure that our friends and families get the required medical aid in all regions of Ukraine, while doctors can do their job on saving people’s lives. We can do so much more when we act together”.Iryna Gutsal, Director of Ukrainian Philanthropic Marketplace.

Open Letter from Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation

Zagoriy Foundation’s areas of focus during COVID-19 pandemic

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Open Letter from Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation

Dear colleagues and friends,

As I am writing this letter, the world keeps changing every minute. Humankind is facing a new challenge these days. The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has already affected and continues to affect various regions of the world, targeting the most vulnerable groups of people.

Charitable giving has never been so important! It is vital to unite to make a difference in the face of the virus and extend the giving beyond the support that comes from charitable foundations, companies and donors. Charitable giving today is about each and everyone; charitable giving is a story that unites us all. Giving today is not about donations alone, it is about resolving difficult issues that may affect the next generations.

In this unprecedented time, the mission of Zagoriy Foundation remains unchanged – we will continue developing and promoting the culture of charitable giving and enhancing trust towards the charitable sector using those activities that enable us to do our work effectively and efficiently.

However, today we are facing the new realities. Zagoriy Foundation is adjusting 2020 operational plans and is cancelling the scheduled public events and put on hold the launch of educational, and art programmes until further notice. From now on, the activities of Zagoriy Foundation will focus on two areas: the development of the culture of charitable giving and the prevention of the spread of coronavirus in Ukraine. These are the directions, which we tend to invest all our efforts into.

With this in mind Zagoriy Foundation implements a number of measures to:

  • Provide support and coordinate activities to supply hospitals in Ukraine with required medical equipment and supplies;
  • Provide direct support to Ukrainian hospitals;
  • Launch public information campaigns to prevent the spread of COVID-19;
  • Provide grants to support Ukrainian charitable foundations – detailed information will follow soon.

Don’t be afraid to change. You may lose something good, but you may gain something even better. Love and compassion can change the world, so let’s unite our efforts!

Today every one of us has an essential role to play in slowing the spread of the new coronavirus. Please stay calm, follow recommendations of the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and stay well!

Sincerely, Eugenia Mazurenko, Director of Zagoriy Foundation

New Approaches to Charitable Giving Conference: Outcomes

On 19 February 2020, with support of Zagoriy Foundation a major conference for representatives of charitable sector took place in Kyiv.

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New Approaches to Charitable Giving Conference: Outcomes

Asha Curran, a Co-Founder of #GivingTuesday – the global charitable movement paid her visit to Ukraine. She chaired two talk sessions where she shared insights on how to enhace performance of non-profit projects and what the third sector workers can do to develop their initiatives and benefit the society.

Within the framework of the Conference we presented findings of “Charitable Activity in Ukraine: Internal View” research and ran a panel discussion involving representatives of business companies, media and charitable sector. Borys Davydenko, Editor in Chief of Liga.Net moderatored the discussion.

Each participant had an opportunity to take part in four free workshops.

The workshops were presented by:

  • Yuriy Marchenko, Editor of Platfor.Ma online publication, who shared his insights on how to develop communication with media to promote your initiatives.
  • Maria Banko, Marketing Director of Dima Borisov Family Restaurants, who talked about their charitable projects and supporting business and who shared her experience in building partnership between business companies and charitable sector for good cause.
  • Olga Sytnyk, Operations Director of Postmen Agency shared her experience in successful use of social networks to promote civic initiatives.
  • Daria Gerasimchuk, Executive Director of Vidchui NGO shared her insights on how to run successful fundraising campaigns and activities.

The participants of #GivingTuesday, an all-Ukrainian Day of Good Deeds came down from all regions of Ukraine to share their success stories and to meet their peers in person. Thank you all for your participant and we look forward to our fruitful cooperation in the future.

Giving Tuesday

2018-2019

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Giving Tuesday

https://givingtuesday.org.ua/

In 2018, our Foundation initiated Giving Tuesday – the all-Ukrainian day of good deeds, where we provided organizational and promotional support for the movement jointly with our partner organizations – The Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum, Tabletochki Charitable Foundation and Dobrodiy Club Charitable Organization. Giving Tuesday is a global initiative that promotes charitable giving and volunteering around the globe. A number of events, activities and workshops took place on 27 November 2018 all over Ukraine to raise public awareness and encourage people to do good and participate in charitable giving projects.

Project Performance:

  • 15 cities covered (including 1 million+ population cities like Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro)
  • 330 partners
  • 10 000+ participants of the events
  • 130 initiatives
  • Overall budget ~1.5 mln UAH

Charitable Giving Research

2017-2019

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Charitable Giving Research

Through 2017-2018, we have conducted three pieces of research that helped us reveal public perception and attitude towards charitable giving, volunteering activities and charitable organizations. The research covered  all regions of Ukraine. The research findings were distributed to charitable organizations to unite efforts towards the improvement of philanthropy in Ukraine. Now the final report is available online.

We have published the following reports:

  • Public Participation of Charitable and Volunteering Projects
    • 1 000 respondents of both genders over 18 years old.
  • Performance of Charitable Organizations in Ukraine
    • 200 organizations were involved
  • Children’s Attitude Towards Charitable Giving and Their Participation in Charitable Projects
    • 895 respondents of 12-17 years old.
  • Overall budget ~1.27 mln UAH

Charitable Giving Through Camera Lens Photo Contest

2015-2019

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Charitable Giving Through Camera Lens Photo Contest

For nine consecutive years, Zagoriy Foundation has been acting as the organizational partner of all-Ukrainian photo contest, aimed at raising public awareness of the world’s best practices of charitable giving. The project engaged amateur as well as professional photographers, companies, charitable and non-profit organizations to participate in the initiative. Selected by professional voting panel, 40 best photos, which showcase charity activities, are exhibited throughout Ukraine.

Project Results:

  • ~ 2000 photos submitted
  • 15 cities covered
  • ~ 11 000 exhibition visitors
  • Overall budget ~300 000 UAH

BLAGO Project
in Cooperation with
Economica + Publishing House

2017-2018

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BLAGO Project
in Cooperation with
Economica + Publishing House

BLAGO is the name of the initiative aimed at promoting charitable giving in the society. The initiative was implemented with the support of Economica + Publishing House.   

Project Results:

  • ~4500 people have read a limited published edition of Blago Dictionary,
  • ~100 people participated in Blago Marathon
  • ~12000 people have read Blago Marathon online materials
  • Blago breakfast talk was organized where we discussed the development of personal values in charitable giving and building the culture of charitable giving within families
  • ~34000 views of interview series with philanthropists called 10% for Good Deeds
  • Overall budget ~1.25 mlnUAH

Tomorrow_2037 Conference

2018

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Tomorrow_2037 Conference

The head speakers of this conference are children and teenagers who make significant changes in the world through sharing their ideas and discoveries. The event has become a platform for savvy teenagers who can present their ideas and share them with their peers. Within the framework of the conference, we ran a panel discussion called Smaller Steps to Greater Goals – How to Insert Charitable Giving into DNA of the Ukrainians.

Project Results:

  • 400+ attendees
  • Overall budget ~ 250 000 UAH

Voїny Project

2018

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Voїny Project

Zagoriy Foundation provided support to Dobrovoltsi NGO in organizing a run to remember. Within the framework of Voїny Project, the event titled Honour the Warriors, Run for the Heroes of Ukraine took part on 25 June 2018 in Kyiv. The initiative has gathered the locals and the visitors of Kyiv in their will to commemorate the defenders of Ukraine who died for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.It was an opportunity to run for every person perished in the war, express gratitude and provide words of support to their families.

Project Results:

  • 360 participants
  • Overall Budget ~18 000 UAH

Library of Freedom

2017

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Library of Freedom

Library of Freedom – is a reading programme introduced by Bendukidze Free Market Center. The aim of the programme is to offer Ukrainian readers an insight into world’s best-selling books about economic freedom, success stories of free market, limited government etc. In 2017, Zagoriy Foundation supported translation and further release of the books written by world’s renowned authors-economists, previously unknown to the Ukrainian readers.    

Project Results:

  • Ukrainian release of the book Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg, a political analyst and futurologist from Sweden
  • Ukrainian release of the book Self-Control or State Control? You Decide by Tom G.Palmer, a liberalism and globalisation theorist
  • Ukrainian release of the book A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity by Luigi Zingales, an Italian-American economist  
  • Overall Budget ~270 000 UAH

Charitable Auction to Support GoCamp2017

2016

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Charitable Auction to Support GoCamp2017

GoCamp – is the largest educational and cultural project that engages English-speaking volunteers from all over the world to teach school students how to become leaders, build successful careers, communicate freely and make future positive impact in the world. The learning process is organised in school camps. In 2016, Zagoriy Foundation acted as an organizational partner of the Charitable Auction to support GoCamp2017. 

Project Results:

  • ~2 mln UAH raised for the project implementation
  • Overall Budget ~200 000 UAH