some 4,342 million UAH amounted to damages to transport and communication infrastructure in Luhansk and Donetsk.
IDPs should be accommodated and taken care of during the 2014-15 autumn-winter period
UAH worth already distributed food products during the time of ATO
IDPs as a result of the destabilization in Crimea and eastern Ukraine

While most volunteer organizations do their own fundraising they are also in need of assistance in meeting their financial demands.

Fundraising abroad

Most volunteers personally collect items for the Army and refugees, deliver and distribute them, transport those who are unable to leave their houses from the war zone, etc. They simply don`t have time for fundraising. Most volunteers don`t even have time to happy to outsource most of the fundraising and some of the representation to the Equities Fund.


At present, most of the fundraising has been in Ukraine. And it’s no surprise that the resources of the citizens of Ukraine may be exhausted in near term. All winter clothing (especially children’s), spare utensils and savings for rainy day will have soon been given away, and those who are helping today might be in need of assistance themselves tomorrow. The Equities Fund, which is registered in Germany, has a broad team living in Ukraine, Germany and the United States and will focus on international fundraising. We will be able to provide documentation for tax purposes and organize events to bring needs of the Ukrainians affected by war in focus. Our filming team (Constantin Mohilnik, Serhiy Lysenko, Myroslav Gai) is currently shooting a documentary “The Fellowship of ATO” (Anti-terrorist operation), a part of which is been screened as a part of fundraising events. We will produce more media products, as well as involve other filmmakers and journalists, in fundraising worldwide.

We believe that our work will help to establish a consistent source of financing for many volunteer organizations that help persons affected by the war in Ukraine, and as a result contribute to saving lives and restoring peace in Ukraine.


Unlike helping the Ukrainian Army, efforts of volunteers who help displaced persons are often met with distrust from the potential donors. This is because Ukrainians recognize an existential threat posed by the Russian aggression and rightfully see helping the Army and wounded warriors as their first priority. Moreover, many people are unsympathetic to the displaced persons from the Eastern Ukraine because some of them are hostile towards Ukrainian statehood. However, we believe that every person, regardless of his or her views, deserves to have their basic needs met. And no children should go hungry just because their parents believe in the potent and toxic Russian propaganda. Equities Fund has recognizable and trustworthy founders and is ready to lend its name to the volunteer efforts aimed at meeting the needs of people affected by the war regardless of their political views.


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