The Foundation became one of the TOP-20 philanthropists in the country

03.10.2017
The Foundation became one of the TOP-20 philanthropists in the country

Over 13 million hryvnias was spent on philanthropic projects in 2016 by The Charitable Foundation of Social Development of Kharkiv Region, making it one of Ukraine's biggest charitable organizations. In the corresponding rating of the magazine "Novoye Vremia" (New Time), The Foundation ranked twenty-first, with a total of 89 participants.

The Charitable Foundation of Social Development of Kharkiv Region has been openly reporting its activities since its establishment in the summer of 2015. Charitable programs implemented by the Foundation in the region are aimed at addressing the most urgent issues of the rural population: ensuring availability of health care, supporting the infrastructure of villages and towns, providing primary legal aid, creating environment for the comprehensive development of children in Kharkiv region. During the first year of its work, the Foundation has spent nearly six million hryvnias on charity; the following year, this amount more than doubled to 13.1 million hryvnias. Thus, the total amount of money spent on charity by the Foundation has reached almost 19 million hryvnias. Currently, The Charitable Foundation of Social Development of Kharkiv Region is among the twenty largest charitable organizations in Ukraine, according to the magazine "Novoye Vremia" (New Time).

"We are not working for ratings, but for people – for those residents of Kharkiv region, who have to practically survive in the countryside. We work so that they can consult with highly qualified doctors, have their children going to good kindergarten with some good toys, so that villages would evolve rather than dissolve. Of course, this work would have been impossible without our partners who fund the Foundation's charitable programs, for which we can only bow to them and express our great appreciation. Special thanks to AgroGeneration, with the support from which a lot of good things has been done," - says Yevhen Shapoval, Chairman of the Management Board of The Charitable Foundation of Social Development of Kharkiv Region.

The rating was compiled by the "Novoye Vremia" in conjunction with the Ukrainian Philanthropic Forum. The financial statements for this rating were provided by 89 funds - regional, as well as all-Ukrainian, and also founded by international charitable organizations. Together they have spent about 1.8 billion hryvnias on charity in 2016 alone.