From the beginning, the Foundation's driving principles for its programs have been to strengthen, and in some cases establish, institutional structures which can implement and support the needed changes across Ukrainian society, both public and private. We have been on the ground in Ukraine since 1990, with full time staff running ongoing programs that worked day-to-day with Ukrainian partners, both individuals and institutions.

Economic Development

Promoting Ukraine’s business and economic opportunities by fostering and facilitating communication between Ukrainian and American corporate, governmental, educational, and non-profit entities.


Advancing the state of biotech in Ukraine by fostering educational, research, and business development in the sector and raising international awareness about biotech opportunities in Ukraine.

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Leadership & Education

Engaging in a number of educational, scholarship, training, awards, and exchange programs aimed at supporting a new generation of emerging leaders in Ukraine who will be drivers of positive change in the country.

Travel to Ukraine

Supporting Ukraine’s economic development by highlighting the country’s appeal as an attractive travel destination for an international audience.

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Friends of Ukraine Network

Developing advocacy projects and policy recommendations for various sectors to help bolster U.S.-Ukraine relations.

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Healthcare & Humanitarian Aid

Working with and supporting the people of Ukraine, nourishing the growth and development of civil society in Ukraine.

Policy Issues

The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation engages with Congress, the Administration, and other policy organizations to evaluate, promote and guide the development of effective U.S. policy in furtherance of U.S.-Ukraine relations while supporting Ukraine’s reform efforts and its integration with the West.

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Key Focus Areas

Kremlin Aggression
Right to Self Defense
Foreign Aid
Ukraine, NATO, and the U.N.
Legislative Agenda
Pylyp Orlyk Institute for Democracy
Religious Freedom
Democracy & Human Rights