Mission: The organization provides educational and financial support for the catholic church and its programs in ukraine including institutional, information and education support and exchange, research and intellectual development, and teaching materials.
Programs: The foundation's program services include:* institutional support - helps educational and religious institutions in ukraine to meet present needs and develop endowments for the future. * information and education - promotes public awareness and distributes material about ukrainian history, culture and spirituality, fostering a deeper knowledge in the united states ofthe ukrainian catholic church. * exchange program - provides opportunities both for ukrainian students to study or intern in north america (summer in america program) and for north american teachers and professors to volunteer in ukraine. * teaching materials program - collects books and other educational resources in the united states to help rebuild libraries of catholic institutions in ukraine.
The UCEF is an extremely well organized cost effective organization that assists hundreds of students who otherwise could not afford a college education. It also supports many orphans/street children, the handicapped and many other needs in the Ukrainian community. I can not think of an organization where money is better spent.