Сharitable activities
Charitable activities are implemented by Vadym Novynskyi’s Charitable Foundation.

Since 2008, the Foundation has been carrying out charitable activities in the area of healthcare, protection of motherhood, childhood, family, and restoration of historical and cultural heritage. To date, the Foundation has implemented numerous important projects, including:
Assistance to Ukraine in the Fight Against Russian Aggression
Since the beginning of the full-scale armed aggression against Ukraine, Vadym Novynskyi Foundation has restructured its operations in a way to focus all its efforts and resources on humanitarian assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and healthcare professionals in saving the lives and health of our defenders and civilians, as well as on helping civilians affected by the war, and restoring Ukrainian shrines and holy sites. Over the entire period of the war, from 24 February 2022, assistance worth more than UAH 431 million has been provided.

In particular, the Foundation is implementing one of the largest humanitarian projects to deliver ambulances – more than 130 vehicles have already been delivered. In addition, food assistance (more than 100,000 food packages) worth more than UAH 82 million was sent to all possible regions of Ukraine. For hospitals in Zaporizhia, medical equipment worth UAH 45.5 million was purchased. For hospitals in Dnipropetrovsk region, the cost of medical supplies of Israeli production to the amount of UAH 14.6 million was covered. The Foundation purchased 4,000 pieces of professional military first-aid kits, worth over UAH 12 million. On the Foundation’s order, 3,400 folding beds for mobile hospitals were produced, worth more than UAH 2 million. Power generators of various capacities were purchased for the needs of hospitals, the military, “invincibility points”, and social institutions, to the amount of more than UAH 40.5 million.
Fighting the spread of COVID-19
Vadym Novynskyi’s Charitable Foundation and businesses of Smart-Holding Group have provided significant assistance to the state in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus infection in the country. Thanks to the efforts of the Foundation’s specialists, most sought-after medical equipment, personal protective gear for medical personnel, and express tests for rapid detection of the disease were delivered to Ukraine. In addition, the Foundation’s specialists, together with representatives of locally represented Smart-Holding’s businesses, delivered food packages to veterans and retirees – i.e. to elderly people belonging to the risk category – in Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolaiv cities and in Kyiv region. A total of more than UAH 110 million was allocated to the fight against the coronavirus.
Purchase of modern equipment for Ukrainian clinics
With the assistance from the Foundation, modern equipment was purchased for a healthcare centre in Bancheny village (Chernivtsi region): a computer tomography unit, MRI unit, angiography system and other equipment worth more than UAH 50 million. Residents of all surrounding settlements can use the medical services of the centre built at the Holy Ascension Bancheny Monastery.

In the framework of its cooperation with the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Amosov Institute, the Foundation allocated more than UAH 31 million for the repair and purchase of medical equipment. In particular, the Heart Institute was equipped with a modern hybrid operating room, an MRI unit was repaired, and a microscope for checking the compatibility of donors before transplantation was purchased. The Foundation also purchased a mobile X-ray unit for Amosov Institute.
Help the heart beat
Since the beginning of 2017, the Foundation has been a partner of a nation-wide charitable project Help the Heart Beat implemented on the basis of the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. The project is about providing assistance in the treatment of children with congenital heart disease. As part of the program, 79 children received cardiac surgery treatment at the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. In total, more than UAH 13.5 million were allocated for the implementation of the program.
Support for children’s orphanage
Since 2015, the Foundation has been supporting the children’s orphanage at the Holy Ascension Bancheny Monastery where more than 400 orphaned children reside and are taken care of, including children with disabilities and serious illnesses, HIV positive among them. Funds for support of the children are allocated on a monthly basis. Throughout the project, assistance to the orphanage amounted to more than UAH 57 million.
Children rehabilitation program
The program for the rehabilitation of children and young people with cerebral palsy and organic lesions of the nervous system is implemented on the basis of Kozyavkin International Rehabilitation Clinic. Every year, with the Foundation’s assistance, more than 200 children and adults diagnosed with cerebral palsy undergo rehabilitation courses. More than UAH 11 million have been allocated for the project since its launch.
Cultural heritage
Within the framework of the target program Cultural Heritage, activities on the construction, restoration and preservation of more than 200 religious architectural objects were financed, and assistance in the implementation of charitable and social projects for religious communities was provided.
The project of the Holy Trinity Church
One of the large-scale projects within the program is the reconstruction of a church with almost three hundred years of history – the Holy Trinity Church, which existed on this site before 1931. More than UAH 387 million were allocated to support the project on the restoration of this shrine.
Orthodox journals
Within the framework of the project Orthodox Journals, with full support from the Foundation, an Orthodox journal for youth (since 2009) and a family Orthodox journal Familiya (since 2012) are published. These are good, high-quality publications that facilitate the perception of spiritual and moral concepts by people, revealing the path to spirituality to them. The project budget for the entire time amounted to more than UAH 15 million.

For reference: the journal for youth Otrok repeatedly won some prizes and awards (in 2004, 2005, 2006 – Golden Pen Award in the category Best Publication of the UOC for Youth; in 2004 and 2010 – a laureate of the festival of Orthodox media Faith and Word; in 2009 – at the festival of Orthodox media Pokrov, the journal was recognized as the best youth publication of the UOC).
Program South-East
In the framework of the program South-East in 2014, the Foundation organized the evacuation of more than 1,400 children and adults from such hot spots as Kramatorsk, Slovyansk, Lysychansk, Luhansk, Donetsk, and Khrustalnyi. The evacuated IDPs were then accommodated in sanatoriums in Donetsk, Mykolaiv and Chernihiv regions. The Foundation financed provision of food, clothing and basic necessities to internally displaced persons.

Within the framework of the program South-East, the Foundation also allocated financial aid to the families of military personnel and law enforcement officers from Kherson and Mykolaiv regions who died in the zone of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) while performing their military duty. Thus, 74 families of military personnel received UAH 50,000 each to a total of UAH 3.7 million.

In total, more than UAH 36 million were allocated in order to support internally displaced persons from the ATO zone, as well as to provide direct humanitarian aid to residents of cities that were in the epicentre of the conflict in 2014-2016.
Financial assistance to tenants of two multi-storey buildings in Mykolaiv
In May 2014, Vadym Novynskyi’s Charitable Foundation donated UAH 3.131 million to provide targeted financial assistance to tenants of two apartment buildings in Mykolaiv who suffered from domestic gas explosions.
Program There Is Hope
The program There is Hope (2011-2014) – assistance to Kyiv Centre for Bone Marrow Transplantation in re-equipment and refurbishment – UAH 2.404 million were allocated.
Project on treatment of disseminated sclerosis
The Project on the treatment of disseminated sclerosis (2012-2014) – provision of a complete rehabilitation course of treatment for 290 patients diagnosed with disseminated sclerosis – UAH 2.605 million were spent to that end.
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