Help UNICEF Protect Children and Families in Ukraine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is UNICEF?

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was created in 1946 to bring emergency food and health care to children and mothers in countries devastated by World War II.

In 1950, UNICEF’s mandate was extended to address long-term needs of children and women in developing countries worldwide. In 1953, UNICEF became a permanent part of the UN system. The words international and emergency were dropped from the organization’s name, but the acronym remained the same.

In 1947, UNICEF USA was founded to support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children.

Where will funds be designated?

Biocom California is committed to supporting children and families who have been impacted by the war in Ukraine. UNICEF USA will be designating all funds raised through these efforts to UNICEF’s response in Ukraine as well as the refugee outflow in neighboring countries.

How can my company contribute to this campaign?

Members of Biocom California can make contributions to this campaign by donating via credit card, bank transfer, or Google Pay on our donations page or sending checks made out to Biocom California Institute to the address below. These tax-deductible contributions will be pooled to maximize our collective impact on behalf of children and families impacted by the war in Ukraine. After making your donation, you will receive a tax donation receipt that serves as an official record and can be used to claim a deduction on federal taxes.

Please send checks to:

Biocom California Institute
10996 Torreyana Rd., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Where can I learn more about UNICEF’s response to the war in Ukraine?

Updates, impact stories and information about UNICEF’s humanitarian work are regularly posted on UNICEF USA’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages, as well as UNICEF’s website.

Where can my company learn more about partnership with UNICEF USA?

We know many Biocom California members are already familiar with or have supported UNICEF. If you have not worked with UNICEF in the past and are interested in learning more about working with UNICEF USA, visit UNICEF USA’s Corporate Partnerships webpage to learn more about partnering with UNICEF USA. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Justine Feighery at [email protected]

What portion of UNICEF USA’s budget is spent helping children?

UNICEF USA receives the highest rating for transparency and accountability from Charity Navigator. Of every dollar spent, nearly 89 cents go toward helping children. UNICEF USA spends just 8 cents on fundraising costs, and just over 3 cents on administration.

UNICEF’s 990 tax forms are available online for viewing and downloading.

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