about us

our story

The first meeting of UFU members occurred in the early hours of the russian full-scale invasion. A group of sixty versatile, tech-savvy and talented professionals spread across three continents rallied together to help people flee to safety. 

We launched the UFU Platform three days later to offer emergency relief by providing critical information, legal advice, and temporary housing to thousands fleeing Ukraine. Our services and geography evolved and expanded with the needs of displaced individuals and thanks to strong partnerships. 

Several first-mover partners, 150 volunteers, and 200 lawyers were soon joined by the International Rescue Committee, Google.org, Airbnb, Phineo gAG, national and international law firms, Bryter, KrisenChat, Mindly, VOS and other international partners.


Support Ukraine’s most valuable resource - its people navigating the emergency. Equip Ukraine’s changemakers and entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to build sustainable ventures.


Re-Build a new, strong Ukraine - the cradle of modern democracy and a sustainable economy for generations to come.

our values

Collective Action

Together, we are stronger. Together, we can achieve more. We value teamwork and cultivate solid partnerships and networks to amplify our impact.

Integrity and Transparency

We take responsibility for our actions. UFU is a trustworthy and reliable partner. We strongly believe in doing the right thing through our words, actions, and beliefs, even when no one is watching.

Human-centred Approach

UFU was created by people and for people. Humanity, humility, kindness, and empathy are our responses to tyranny, selfishness, and arrogance.

Creativity and Innovation

To develop and deploy effective, fast, and future-proof solutions, we approach every challenge with creativity and innovation.