The grassroots fundraising efforts that have started on behalf of Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation (UCU Foundation) and Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) during the war have been heartwarming and overwhelming. 

If you have an interest in setting up a fundraiser within your community, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you support UCU. Our supporters have already hosted benefit concerts, held bake sales, hosted auctions, and created personal Facebook fundraisers to support the foundation.

What does the UCU Foundation Ukraine Emergency Fund support?

The dedicated fund supports humanitarian aid and emergency relief efforts at Ukrainian Catholic University. Read a recent campaign update here.

Can I set up a virtual fundraiser for UCU Foundation?

Yes! Facebook makes it easy for you to set up a fundraiser that will go directly to UCU Foundation. You can read instructions on how to do it here

Does UCU Foundation accept in-kind donations?

We do not. At this time, we are only accepting monetary donations. The best way to give is through our website at ucufoundation.org/donate.

Does the fundraiser need to be specifically designated for this emergency fund?

Absolutely not, you may fundraise to support the ongoing operations of the school, student scholarships, or faculty salaries—all are important needs of the University. 

How do you donate to UCU Foundation?

The easiest way to give is through our website via credit card at ucufoundation.org/donate.

All donors will receive a thank you email and tax receipt by email. Supporters may also increase the impact of their gift with our corporate matching program.

You may also mail a check to:

Ukrainian Catholic University Foundation
2247 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Is UCU Foundation independently vetted?

Yes. UCU Foundation has received the highest 4-Star Charity Navigator rating for three years in a row. A 4-Star rating with Charity Navigator indicates the not-for-profit efficiently stewards donations, is accountable, and transparent.

Do you have any materials I can use for my event?

Below are some useful materials to download:

Can a representative from the foundation attend my fundraiser?

Unfortunately, our small team is unable to attend every event. Regardless, we would like to know about your fundraiser, please email us at hello@ucufoundation.org.

Thank you for supporting Ukrainian Catholic University and Ukraine!