On September 30, 2016 the winners of the Third National rating of Ukrainian Philanthropists foundations were announced on the basis of their achievements during 2015, as determined by the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum.
This year 74 foundations from all over Ukraine took part in the rating. They were divided into three "weight" categories, depending on the amount of their annual budgets:
- under 1 million. - Winner is Orphans’ Future Foundation
- from 1 to 10 million. - Winner is Donetsk City Charitable Foundation "Kindness"
- More than 10 million. – Winner is International Charitable Foundation "Caritas Ukraine".
Overall ranking participants spent a total on charity work of over 700 million UAH. The main benefactors’ costs last year were aimed at social protection (59%), healthcare (15%), community economic development (8%), and the army (7%)
Rating national benefactors is conducted to raise the level of public awareness and confidence as well as to encourage people to efficient and professional charity.
The award ceremony took place on September 30 in Kyiv in the art zone of the interior of the sculpture-installation, "Sugar democracy", by artists Brendan Jameson and Mark Revelza (Northern Ireland).
There are fifteen thousand charities which operate in Ukraine. Each year, new funds become participants in the rating.
Prerequisite participation for ranking is the provision of open tax reports.
Only those organizations that have demonstrated their transparency in financial reporting by providing all statements, disclosure of all income and spending and publication of reports can participate in such ranking.
IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING THAT ONLY 74 OUT OF 15,000 CHARITIES PARTICIPATED IN THE RANKINGS
STATISTICS ON STATE FISCAL SERVICE
In 2015, according to the State Fiscal Service for charitable programs a total of 9,434,380,442 UAH was spent. In this case, according to the State Registration Service at the beginning of 2016 in Ukraine there were over 15 000 charity organizations but 6,000 of these did not submit reports.
The reasons why there are no reports from 6,000 organizations is unknown. By the end of 2016, all public and charitable organizations undergo compulsory re-registration.
And there is hope that early next year we will have a more realistic register of charities that do not exist only on paper but in practice.
Orphans’ Future thanks all our donors and friends for past and continued support.