Annual report 2022
2022 was the most difficult year in the history of the Come Back Alive Foundation. A huge challenge for both the team and the entire institution. Our priorities were intensely and simultaneously influenced by the high expectations of society and the daily needs of the military. At the same time, we felt incredible support from ordinary people and big businesses!
HOW WE WORK
Effective work of any organisation is impossible without clear priorities, plans, and clear «rules of the game». Since the creation of the Come Back Alive Foundation, we have been adhering to these principles that make our Foundation the one you know.
TRANSPARENT AND OPEN REPORTING
The Foundation’s reporting shows every donation and expenditure in detail in real time. Every benefactor, whether an individual or a business, can track our expenses from any corner of the world where there is an internet connection. We systematically report about our activities to all donors and regulatory authorities.
SEPARATION OF BUDGETS FOR «STRENGTHENING THE ARMED FORCES» AND «INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT»
Fundraising for the needs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine is always separate from raising charitable contributions for the Foundation’s operational activities. The Foundation raises funds for administrative expenses among the organization’s supporters, such as responsible businesses and concerned citizens.
The Foundation’s employees and members of the Supervisory Board may not be members of parties, hold public office, or engage in any political campaigning. They can express their own opinions and interact with politicians, provided that this does not involve the use of the Foundation’s resources in favour of political groups.
We communicate with the commanders of individual units and the higher military command, which means we have the opportunity to interact with the Armed Forces of Ukraine more effectively and gain in-depth knowledge of the needs and development strategy of the army. Before any purchase, we weigh our own capabilities, and check the objective need for the purchase and the cost of the purchase. We look for weaknesses in defence and try to respond to them quickly. Come Back Alive works with complex requests from unit commanders and does not provide targeted assistance. Donations, just like investments, have their own return on investment. In our case, this indicator is measured by the effectiveness of the soldiers on the battlefield. We work to convert the funds we receive into the most effective results.
Since 2014, the Foundation has been responding promptly to the needs of the Armed Forces that cannot be met by the state. We transfer machinery and equipment with the relevant documents directly to military units, which put the obtained equipment on their balance sheets. In 2022, the priority was technologically sophisticated military equipment: thermal imagers, night vision devices, quadcopters, vehicles, scopes, radio stations, tablets for artillerymen, and engineering equipment. Our consistency and systematic approach help the army understand that they can turn to the Foundation for help 24/7.
FIGURES OF CBA: SCALE OF CHARITY IN 2022
The main donors are individuals. This is true for both Ukraine and foreign audiences.
FUNDRAISING IN CRYPTOCURRENCIES
The total amount of funds is $29,040,096.00.
Bitcoin (BTC): a total of 588.3335 BTC, or $21,790,514.44, was received, the fund balance at the time of the report publication is 179.55 BTC, or $3,722,998.28.
Ethereum (ETH): a total of 2,548.93 ETH, or $6,537,431.20, was received, the balance of funds at the time of the report publication is 1,043.83 ETH, or $1,588,531.81.
Stablecoins: $71,151 received. Fund balance at the time of report publication is $2,407,319.17
OWN MILITARY PROJECTS
PROCUREMENT AND DELIVERY OF BAYRAKTAR TB2
At the beginning of 2022, Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial drones became one of the main «technological» heroes of Ukraine’s information space.
And in the summer of 2022, we became the first in Ukraine to transfer such a unit to the army. Moreover, with this project, Come Back Alive became the first charitable foundation in the world to independently purchase an operational and tactical-level strike UAV.
The project was developed by
Creative Director: Ruslan Palamarchuk
Art director: Bohdan Strilchyk
Copywriter: Denis Urusov
Director: Olena Sukhanova
Account Director: Marta Kalynets
Account manager: Anastasia Mikutska
Come Back Alive
Project manager: Julia Rodchenko
Copywriter: Anton Pustovoi
Translation: Daniel Asher, Alona Shevchenko[Ukraine DAO],
Creative Director: Oleksii Novikov
Photos: Maksym Lymanskyi,
Anatolii Hayevkyi, Yevhen Solonyna, Mykola Tersimonov