Burners Without Borders San Francisco is collaborating with community groups to organize fundraiser events to raise awareness and benefit nonprofits currently active in Ukraine and working directly on humanitarian issues. Here is a list of the nonprofits we have identified as high-impact and high-reputation, and a list of the events we have coming up. Please join us virtually or in person, and please donate to these or other nonprofits.
Donate To Help Ukraine
Be Careful! There are many scammers and fake nonprofits trying to take advantage of people who are looking to donate to help with the crisis in Ukraine. Always use tools like Charity Navigator, and verify that you are donating to a real nonprofit. Also check Guidestar to verify that the nonprofit’s administrative overhead costs do not exceed 25%; this tells you that the money is actually going to program expenses instead of executive compensation. Here are a few of the best and most reputable nonprofits which we have identified as actually doing work on the ground in Ukraine during the current crisis.
UNICEF stands for United Nations Children’s Fund, and they are a UN agency currently working to protect children in Ukraine and provide needed resources including food, water, healthcare, and psychosocial care for children and families.
Verify Their Reputation Here: Guidestar, Charity Watch, and Charity Navigator. UNICEF’s administrative overhead accounts for just 3.4% of expenses.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Doctors Without Borders is working to receive and care for refugees fleeing conflict in Ukraine. They are active in the surrounding countries as well as in Ukraine, providing shelter and medical care to people fleeing conflict.
Verify Their Reputation Here: Guidestar, Charity Watch, and Charity Navigator. MSF’s administrative overhead accounts for just 1.3% of expenses.
Rainbow World Fund
Rainbow World Fund is a San Francisco-based all-volunteer nonprofit with over twenty years of experience providing disaster response and humanitarian aid with a focus on the LGBTQIA+ community. They are currently active in Ukraine and accepting donations specifically for services in Ukraine.
Verify Their Reputation Here: Guidestar, and Charity Navigator. Rainbow World Fund’s administrative overhead accounts for 6.4% of expenses.
You can also click here to see more research from the BWB worldwide website.
Join Us To Show Solidarity!
March 5: Pop-up Dance Party at Ocean Beach with BAAAHs
March 12: Fundraiser Event (Details Developing)
March 19: Fundraiser Event (Details Developing)