The international grantmaking organization CAF America has certified the Olena Zelenska Foundation as a transparent and trustworthy organization eligible to work with donors and philanthropists in the United States.
As a result, the Foundation is recognized as part of the global ecosystem of reliable charitable organizations.
The certification process included a review of the Foundation's entire operation - its management structure, registration status, financial statements, etc.
"Olena Zelenska Foundation is now listed among transparent charitable organizations and included in the CAF America database. It is a great honor for us to receive the status of a certified organization in the United States, where the largest number of philanthropists are concentrated. The Foundation already cooperates with US partners. And this is another step towards strengthening the support of Ukrainians by American philanthropists," said Nina Horbachova, the director of Olena Zelenska Foundation.
Partners and donors from the United States are already helping the Foundation to provide educational gadgets for Ukrainian schoolchildren, support large foster families that continue to take in children from orphanages even during the war, and rebuild the infrastructure destroyed by the aggressor.
The Foundation has a number of projects for which it continues to seek donors: arranging safe shelters in schools and kindergartens, rebuilding the Izium Central Hospital, providing teachers and children from frontline regions with educational devices, etc.
CAF America is a global grantmaking organization that helps US corporations, foundations and individuals support philanthropic initiatives around the world. Through CAF America nearly $4 billion has been allocated to support charitable initiatives in 135 countries.