Dragon Capital Spends Over UAH 30 Million on Charity in 2019
As in the past years, our CSR priorities comprised four areas: Ukraine’s economic development (assistance to Ukrainian think tanks and independent analytical platforms promoting reforms intended to improve the business climate and fight corruption); education (development of educational institutions, platforms and programs); assistance to children and the Ukrainian army; and culture, leisure and sports.
Ukraine’s economic development
Proceeding with structural reforms and achieving sustainable economic growth requires that Ukrainian policymakers and civil servants receive independent expert analyses on the most important aspects of public policy along with constructive feedback from economists and lawyers on key economic and political decisions. We consider support for think tanks and analytical platforms providing such advice a very important element of our CSR, as it stands to positively affect the Ukrainian economy. We also encourage active young people to promote themselves in the socio-political sphere on the national level, taking on important projects for Ukraine. In this respect, we supported the New Leaders National Project, the Center for Economic Strategy (an independent policy think tank), and analytical platform VoxUkraine, among others. In general, projects promoting reforms to improve the business climate and fight corruption received over UAH 13 million.
We are proud to be contributing to the development of education in Ukraine and funding educational programs for Ukrainians abroad. We allocated over UAH 4 million to finance the Ukrainian Emerging Leaders Program at Stanford University, the Kyiv School of Economics’ development projects, and events at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, the Ukrainian Leadership Academy, etc.
Assistance to children and the Ukrainian army
The ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine requires maintaining assistance not only for the Ukrainian army but also for the civilians affected by the hostilities, especially children. However, support is also needed for children living away from the conflict zone, which is why we raised nearly UAH 3.5 million for orphanages, schools, children’s hospital Ohmatdyt, children of the soldiers who lost their lives in the war in the east, and for the Ukrainian army (through the Army SOS volunteer organization). In addition, we organized The Dragon Capital Donor Day twice this year to collect blood for the Amosov National Institute of Cardiovascular Surgery.
Culture, leisure and sports
Dragon Capital also donated over UAH 12.7 million for the construction of a stairway from St. Andrew's Church to the Alley of Artists and Volodymyr Hill in Kyiv this year; for the Ukraine WOW interactive exhibition at the Kyiv railway station (Ukrzaliznytsia’s and Gres Todorchuk agency’s project); for the Lviv Media Forum; and other events.