Vovk Foundation

UKRAINE: The Greatest Humanitarian Crisis Since World War II

The Vovk Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was established in 2023 to offer assistance and support to Ukrainians and those of Ukrainian ancestry and as a tribute to two outstanding men and their beloved homeland.

What we do

Our Focus

We’re helping Ukraine with initiatives embodying the legacy of two revered individuals and their important lifetime contributions in these areas.


Provide targeted financial support and scholarships.


Support the development of entrepreneurialism.


Promote defense and commercial innovation activities.

The Rebuild

Help restore industrial, scientific, and educational infrastructure.

Truth Seeking

Amplify the facts about Ukraine and Ukrainian Nationalism.

In Gratitude


We honor the memory of two patriarchs: Fedir Vovk (Ivan Vovchuk), third from left, noted scholar, writer, and leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN), and his son Andrew, center, who would become an accomplished engineer and technologist.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Vovk Foundation’s mission is three-pronged, just like the trident on the Ukrainian coat of arms.

Provide opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists to advance their scholarship and work in the face of the unjustified and savage invasion of Ukraine by the nation of Russian terrorists.

Address enormous material losses to industrial, scientific, and educational infrastructure.

Amplify the facts about Ukraine and Ukrainian Nationalism.

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Situation at a Glance


UN-Confirmed Civilian Deaths Resulting from the Conflict

Statista—November 2023


Refugees from Ukraine Recorded across Europe

Statista—November 2023

5.4 million

People Internally Displaced Across Ukraine

IOM—January 2023

508 Children Killed

1,138 injured in Ukraine since full-scale russian invasion

Prosecutor General’s Office of Ukraine—October 2023

15.8 Million

Ukrainians reached with Humanitarian Assistance since March 2022

UN—December 2022

The Heroism of Ivan Vovk

A plaque was erected at the site of a school in Nikopol, Ukraine, where Ivan Vovk and his wife taught. He hid a fellow teacher, Sara Bakst, and Sara’s mother and nephew, who were all Jews, over a three-year period when the Germans occupied Nikopol in 1941. In 1998, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, named Ivan and his wife “Righteous Among Nations.”

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