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Philanthropy Supporting Ukraine - November 2022

A Funder Roundtable Series

This roundtable discussion focused on how philanthropy can support the ongoing and widespread relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts as a result of Russia's war on Ukraine.

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Free - Grantmakers Only

With the war in Ukraine far from over, the immediate wave of support from philanthropy has dwindled. However, the war continues to have devastating impacts on Ukraine, Ukrainians globally, global food insecurity, and the global economy. In partnership with the Community Foundations of Canada, Philanthropic Foundations Canada, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, hosted a funder-only roundtable series. This roundtable series featured guest speakers with deep expertise on the war and its ramifications while allowing foundations to discuss these issues in a private environment. 


Our conversation focused on lessons on humanitarian assistance to support vulnerable groups including women, children, and the elderly, and the impact on global democracy and civil society's role. 

  • Humanitarian Access and Advocacy: U.S. Government seeks guarantees for access and movement, despite challenges.
  • Effective Humanitarian Assistance: Solid donor relationships, ground capacity, flexible funding, and enduring partnerships enhance assistance delivery and sustainability.


  • Martina Hrvolova, Resident Fellow and Senior Advisor to the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF)


  • Andrew Boegal, Regional Lead for Europe and Africa, Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Raphael Marcus, Senior Vice President for Programs, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
  • Mariya Soroka, Co-founder of Razom

In partnership with: 

Philanthropic Foundations CanadaCharles Stewart Mott FoundationCommunity Foundations of CanadaGMF


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