Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will award $100,000 grants each to Global Giving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, the International Rescue Committee, and Project HOPE, the non-profit announced March 3. The grants look to support those working in Kyiv and across Ukraine while facing continued military action from Russia.
“The need for compassionate help in Ukraine grows exponentially every day and, through Broadway Cares, our extended theatre community is there to heed the call,” says Shubert Organization Chairman and CEO and BC/EFA Board of Trustees President Robert E. Wankel in a statement. ”As the philanthropic heart of Broadway, Broadway Cares again stands up with all of us to make a difference for those marginalized, oppressed, and silenced.”
“The circumstances for those who’ve stayed in Ukraine and the hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing for their safety is heartbreaking," adds BC/EFA Executive Director Tom Viola. "For more than 30 years, the theatre community has been among the first to provide immediate assistance for those in need and we’re again responding with action. Broadway Cares—on behalf of our entire community on Broadway, Off-Broadway, on the road and among our legion of generous donors—is proud to quickly and responsibly support those doing the essential on-the-ground work in Kyiv and across Ukraine right now.”
Since Russia's initial invasion of Ukraine February 24, Ukranians' have faced increased need for aid to address physical safety and access to food, water, and medical support. Global Giving's Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund works to provide shelter, food, water, medical services, and emotional support to civilians forced to flee their homes, a mission shared with the International Rescue Committee. Project HOPE coordinates health care workers to provide medical support in Ukraine and in surrounding countries.
To support Broadway Cares' continuing efforts, donate at BroadwayCares.org.