Please donate to the Ukrainian American Veterans. You may mail your donation to the address below or make a donation online. Please indicate the fund to which you wish to contribute. If you do not indicate a specific fund, your contribution will be added to the General Fund.

The Ukrainian American Veterans (UAV) is a 501(c)(19) organization.  Under Federal Income Tax Regulations, donations to a 501(c)(19) organization are deductible if 90% of the veterans are “war era” veterans.  We can certify that the UAV meets all requirements of the IRS regulations qualifying your generous donations for tax deductions.

If you itemize your deductions, you may be able to deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations. Only donations actually made before the close of the tax year would be eligible. We suggest you contact your tax adviser or accountant or visit the IRS website for more information.

The Ukrainian American Veterans has no paid staff or paid members.  All programs and activities are managed by members and volunteers. The National Executive Board meets quarterly to review the activity of each committee in furtherance of the organization’s mission.

The UAV actively supports it’s members and families financially through national committees that review applications for assistance.


Donations may be sent to the following address. Make checks payable to ” Ukrainian American Veterans, Inc.”

Ukrainian American Veterans, Inc.
c/o Peter Bencak, UAV Finance Officer
2135 W Potomac Ave, Apt 1
Chicago, IL 60622-8271

General Fund

The UAV solicits donations and raises funds to promote the mission of the organization. Among the projects supported by the General Fund are the Registration Project, the Oral History Project and public information.

Welfare Fund

Administered by the Welfare Committee, the Welfare Fund provides grants and short term loans to needy veterans upon application.  Applications for assistance are submitted to the Committee by the Post after vetting and recommendation by the Post Commander.

Scholarship Fund

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on written essays and other information submitted to the Scholarship Committee. Essay topics vary from year to year.  Nominations for stipends may also be submitted through Post Commanders to the Scholarship Committee.

Monument Fund

The National Monument is a memorial to honor Ukrainian Americans who served in the United States Armed Forces.  The monument has been erected on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Memorial Church and Cemetery in South Bound Brook, New Jersey. Funds are still needed for perpetual maintenance of the monument.