Why did Olena Zelenska create her Foundation?

Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, the First Lady of Ukraine has expanded her program activities and focused on helping those affected by the war. In particular, 20 "convoys of life" were organized, which enabled sending more than 550 children with severe cancer to hospitals in Europe, the United States and Canada; more than 80 ambulances were purchased; 13 incubators were provided to children's hospitals; children from orphanages were evacuated for a temporary stay abroad; humanitarian aid was provided to family-type orphanages in three de-occupied regions (Kyiv, Chernihiv, and Sumy). However, the number of requests and needs increases every day. That is why Olena Zelenska decided to establish the Foundation. It will significantly scale up the aid to people and provide decent education and treatment to everyone who needs it.

Who are the main potential donors?

We will focus our efforts on attracting foreign capital.

What exactly does the Foundation do within the three directions: medicine, education, humanitarian aid?

We are focused on helping people affected by the war, restoring infrastructure (medical and educational) facilities and the material and technical base.

In th direction of medicine, we provide the following aid to people affected during the war:

● targeted aid to war victims (prosthetics, burns and other types of injuries);

● reconstruction of medical facilities;

● provision of material and technical base.


In the direction of education, we provide the following aid:

● targeted aid;

● reconstruction of school and preschool institutions;

● provision of material and technical base.


In the direction of humanitarian aid, we provide targeted aid to family-type orphanages and families that have adopted a child.

Can I help the Foundation with anything other than money?

Yes, you can. You can offer help through the "Help" form on the website.

How does the Foundation select projects to invest in?

Our current priorities are humanitarian aid, healthcare, and education. The Foundation implements initiatives where the state cannot help due to a lack of resources, but the help is urgently needed and necessary.

Who audits the activities of the Foundation?

The audit is conducted by company Ernst & Young following international standards at the end of the financial year.

What is the difference between the work of United24 and the Olena Zelenska Foundation?

United24 is a fundraising platform. The funds go to the National Bank of Ukraine accounts and are transferred to the relevant ministries, which distribute them to projects. Projects are implemented in three areas: defense and demining, medicine, and the reconstruction of Ukraine.

The Olena Zelenska Foundation is a charitable initiative that attracts the support of exclusively foreign private and non-governmental donors to solve urgent problems in healthcare, education, and humanitarian aid. In addition, we receive assistance for individual projects, which we implement from start to finish, communicating directly with the people who need this help.

These two initiatives are independent and autonomous. Both of these projects aim to improve the lives of people in Ukraine.