We transform your help into tangible outcomes
Yellowblue Force Foundation (YBF) is an international volunteering organization uniting professionals from the corporate sector, professional services, and tech. Our mission is to help the Ukrainian people to stand resilient and defend the peace and values of the civilized world by engaging the international business community. How do we help? We raise funds outside Ukraine primarily from large corporate businesses to assist civil hospitals and healthcare professionals with energy supply, transportation, and medical devices. In addition, we support rescue teams, defenders, and restoration of the damaged social infrastructure of the liberated towns and villages. Why YBF? We focus on working primarily with large corporate businesses that are ready to provide their support to Ukraine. Understanding the variety of corporate policies, we are committed to transforming your help into tangible life-saving outcomes. Our Foundation operates transparently and adopts the best project management practices in its everyday work.Show our mission
OUR WORK STEAMS
We focused our efforts around these streams
We work to supply specific equipment and transport for Rescue teams and defenders:
- Communication and vision equipment
- Special emergency rescue solutions
- Transportation for defenders and rescue teams
As war atrocities are accumulating, medical teams and hospitals require more:
- Life-saving medical supplies
- Transportation for emergency medical teams
- Energy supply for hospitals
We provide legal guidance to other initiatives and funds focused on the needs of Ukraine:
- Developing Guidelines on the key aspects of volunteering
- Pro bono legal support for volunteering initiatives in Ukraine and other jurisdictions
Healthcare EMS projects
EMS teams desperately lack materials
Rescue teams support projects
Specialized equipment for rescue teams
rescue teams and defenders support
Transportation for Ukrainian defenders
Yellowblue Force Foundation supported a special forces unit with sourcing and delivery of a Nissan Navara pickup truck. The vehicle meets the defenders’ standard requirements: 5 seats, four-wheel drive, manual transmission, mud tires, and diesel engine.We secured selection and funding, as well as arranged for delivery of the vehicle in collaboration with fantastic volunteers from #vehiclesforukrainianguards.The Ukrainian Defenders expressed their gratitude to the donors and the Yellowblue Force Foundation team. This particular vehicle has been used for various special operations.
Diesel generators sourcing and delivery
Three diesel generators, 5kW, have already been delivered to Ukrainian defenders! These compact generators will support the work of the division's headquarters and forces on the frontline.For a successful result, we went through a complete procurement cycle: Found a donor Agreed with a supplier Held a tender Delivered generators on site The result on photos takes long hours of work and we're grateful to our partners, team, and all involved for their help. Let us transform your help into tangible outcomes!
Sleeping bags for Ukrainian defenders
We've delivered 114 sleeping bags to Ukrainian defenders in Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odesa, and Donbas. Thus we've helped several brigades, battalions, and special regiments to stay warm during their service. Thanks to @ morkwa.official (on Instagram) for producing these sleeping bags and working for the sake of the Ukrainian cause. Each of our partnerships is of great value in transforming donations into tangible outcomes.
Pickups for Ukrainian Defenders. April 2022
A full-scale russian invasion has forced Ukraine to increase the number of regular Armed Forces, as well as establish the Territorial Defense Forces. This requires significant additional funding and equipment. International technical assistance is immense, but not sufficient.A newly created unit of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kyiv Region experienced a lack of PPE, vehicles, optics, and clothes. The leadership of the Unit prioritized the need for transportation and addressed Yellowblue Force Foundation with a clear rationale and technical characteristics.Within 3 days our team communicated the request to partners outside of Ukraine and found a private donor in Slovakia, who funded the sourcing of 3 Nissan Navara pickup trucks. We selected three identical pickups according to the request: 5 seats, four-wheel drive, manual transmission, mud tires, diesel engine - exactly what defenders need on the front line. Volunteers from the Yellowblue Force Foundation team successfully collected and transported the pickups from Slovakia to Ukraine and handed them over to the Armed Forces Unit.The Ukrainian Defenders expressed their gratitude to the donor and the Yellowblue Force Foundation team. In particular, the Unit appreciated the prompt locating and delivery of the vehicles in line with the requested characteristics. These particular vehicles have been used for the de-occupation of the Kyiv Region.We, at Yellowblue Force Foundation, transform each donation into a tangible result.
legal support and knowledge-sharing services
Practical expert guideline for volunteering community
In May, 2022 Yellowblue Force lawyers developed Practical expert guidelines for the volunteering community on sourcing and supply of military /dual-use items to Ukraine.The Guideline covers the following topics:legal approaches to the selection of military /dual-use itemsselection, verification, and contracting of suppliers, payments for goods, and export-import operations from Poland to Ukraine. The document contains links to templates of documents for the work of volunteers and useful resources.These guidelines are based on Yellowblue Force team experience, as well as the experience of experts from other initiatives, whose input we highly appreciate.
Knowledge Sharing & Professional Services
Yellowblue Force Foundation has brought together experienced and successful professionals from different industries – corporate sector, professional services and NGOs. Most of the team members have extensive experience in volunteering.Since the inception of the Foundation, we have joined our efforts and experience in assisting partnering organizations and government agencies in providing pro bono legal and organizational support. We focus on the regulatory requirements and restrictions concerning sourcing and financing of dual-use and military goods, structuring of charitable organizations, fundraising, funding, export and import operations.Yellowblue Force Foundation has supported the Kyiv School of Economics Charitable Foundation, KOLO, Leleka Foundation and a number of other organizations. We provided advice on raising funds to finance the purchase of military and dual-use goods, sourcing such goods, transporting and customs formalities in EU countries, handling export-import operations in the US and EU, as well as importing goods into Ukraine for subsequent transfer to units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.Using our professional network of contacts in Europe and the USA, we matched the volunteering organizations and foundations with pro bono legal services providers, as well as with the licensed suppliers and vendors.
supports healthcare workers and EMS
Hospitals in the frontline Mykolaiv Oblast received two generators
Yellowblue Force Foundation (YBF) delivered two Wattstream diesel generators of medium power 20-30 kW to hospitals in the frontline Mykolaiv region.Since the beginning of the full-scale war only in the Mykolaiv region more than 300 people have died, more than 3,700 infrastructure objects have been destroyed or destroyed as a result of hostilities, and due to the damage to the water supply by the Russian invaders, the regional center of Mykolaiv has been without water supply for almost 3 months.In the context of constant shelling and threats of missile strikes, it is extremely important to ensure the uninterrupted operation of health care facilities in the frontline areas, so that doctors can continue to provide qualified medical care both to defenders and civilians.Providing hospitals with backup power sources has been one of YBF’s priorities, which we implement in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. We monitor the needs of healthcare institutions and provide them with targeted support.Thanks to our donor, now hospitals in the Mykolaiv region have two diesel generators, and thanks to the supplier "Hited Ukraine" LLC these generators are also mobile. We believe that even in the event of power supply problems, doctors in the Mykolaiv region will be able to continue saving lives.We are working on two more projects to supply generators for the needs of the Ukraine’s healthcare system and we invite everyone who cares to join us.Every contribution is important and brings Ukraine's victory closer. Contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will transform your help into life-saving outcome.
Healthcare facilities and EMS support
Military actions inflict damage to infrastructure objects and cause mass deaths and casualties among soldiers and civilians. Healthcare workers risk their lives providing medical care to the wounded on the battlefield and are among the first to come to the destroyed areas because of bomb shelling. As military actions are ongoing, there is a growing need for special medical facilities, transportation, and medicines for the healthcare workers and EMS.Click below to learn how Yellowblue Force Foundation supports healthcare workers and EMS.
The Warsaw office of global law firm Hogan Lovells is a Pro Bono service provider of the Yellowblue Force Foundation. The Warsaw office of Hogan Lovells advises clients on all aspects of Polish law and provides practical tailored-made solutions to the most demanding legal requests. The law firm is an avid advocate of justice, equality, and opportunity through its extensive pro bono activities in Poland and abroad.
Tactical Medicine and Charitable Partner Leleka Foundation is a US-based non-profit organization that raises charitable funds and implements medical and social support projects in Ukraine. Tactical Medicine and Charitable Partner
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