Help us help Ukraine

The Freedom and Democracy Foundation [Fundacja Wolność i Demokracja] is an independent, non-party non-governmental organization.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation operates in two main areas:

  • helping Poles in the Eastern Europe
  • supporting democratic changes in the territory of the former Soviet Union

While implementing projects in both main areas of activity, the Foundation does not forget to popularize knowledge about Polish cultural heritage and the Polish history of the Borderlands.

The most important projects of the Foundation include:

  • supporting Polish media in Belarus and Ukraine
  • supporting the development of Polish education in Ukraine
  • commemorating the Cursed Soldiers (soldiers who fought with communists in Poland after World War II) and popularizing knowledge about them (“ Tropem Wilczym. Bieg Pamięci Żołnierzy Wyklętych”, loose translation: “Trail of the Wolf. Remembrance Run of the Cursed Soldiers.”)
  • projects for the activation of Polish youth in the Eastern Europe
  • helping the repressed in Belarus

We are an organization that has been operating in the Eastern Europe, including Ukraine, for over 15 years. At the turn of 2014 and 2015, in the face of the Russian aggression against eastern Ukraine, the Freedom and Democracy Foundation organized the action “Save the Poles of Donbass”. Its purpose was to evacuate Poles and people of Polish descent from the war-torn areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts and to support them upon their arrival in Poland. Thanks to the action, almost 3,000 people were helped.


From the beginning of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, our activities have focused primarily on providing aid to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

Activities carried out directly in Ukraine:

  • we collect and donate funds to parishes and Polish organizations in Ukraine
  • our volunteers coordinate local help points in Ukraine, help to get to the border, do shopping for those in need, etc.
  • we sent over 20 transports with humanitarian aid, including to: Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Stryi, Sudova Vyshnia, Khmelnytskyi, Chernihiv, Mostyska or Javoriv
  • we helped evacuate over 1,000 people from Kiev, Zhytomyr, Zaporizhia and Odessa

The Freedom and Democracy Foundation offers various support to refugees from Ukraine residing in Poland. Activities carried out in Poland:

  • financial assistance
  • co-financing of costs increasing professional qualifications
  • free Polish language course for adults
USD bank account: 51114010100000506032001019
IBAN: PL51114010100000506032001019
title of the transfer: “Donation”
EUR bank account: 50114010100000506032001037
IBAN: PL50114010100000506032001037
title of the transfer: “Donation”