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Caring for People and Communities

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Len Blavatnik and the Blavatnik Family Foundation believe that what is happening in Ukraine is absolutely unimaginable and condemn the ongoing violence.

Along with all of his fellow American and British citizens, Mr. Blavatnik hopes and prays that the conflict ends immediately, and that all Ukrainian citizens are once again able to live their lives in peace and freedom. In the meantime, the foundation is actively donating millions of dollars to a wide range of charitable organisations working to assist Ukrainian refugees, including the International Red Cross Committee, Save the Children, Doctors Without Borders, and the Disasters Emergency Committee, among others and will continue to do so.

The Foundation gives to local organizations across the globe that care for the underprivileged and underserved in their communities.

We partner with organizations with a strong purpose and a proven track record of impacting diverse communities across the U.S., UK and Israel.

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Colel Chabad

Colel Chabad is the oldest operating charitable organization in Israel providing life preserving assistance to the neediest people in Israel regardless of gender, age, marital status, ethnicity or religious observance. The Foundation support helps to provide a home for individuals with multiple sclerosis, food to families with special needs, medical and dental care, day care centers and orphanages.

Colel Chabad’s Blavatnik Absorption Center in central Jerusalem provides a full range of absorption services to Russian speaking immigrants. Successful absorption of new immigrants — especially older immigrants from the former Soviet Union ­– is a serious challenge. This program offers job counseling, senior programs, a lending library and an evening school to help immigrants integrate more fully with the prevailing culture.

Colel Chabad’s Larissa Blavatnik Network of Daycare Centers provides daycare services for the children in low-income households. These daycare centers accept children without regard to background, affiliation, or degree of religious observance. In addition to its annual contributions, the Foundation provided $3.4 million to fund the construction of eight new day care centers in Afula, Carmiel, Dimona, Kiryat Bialik, Lod, Sderot, Yavna and Yokneam.

Middlebury College

In 2014, the Foundation provided $2 million in support over four years to help create the School of Hebrew at Middlebury. The school’s mission is to develop a pipeline of highly competent teachers and practitioners of Hebrew at all levels of teaching.

In 2010, the Foundation provided $250,000 over five years to establish the Blavatnik Family Fund for Russian and Israeli Studies at Middlebury providing scholarship money to students in those fields.

Ronald McDonald House

In January 2015, the Foundation committed $1 million over five years to create the Blavatnik Family Foundation Wellness Center, an integrated wellness program for caregivers that includes treatments at the house, hospitals and local spas. Funds also support the program’s growth and allow for construction of a new wellness program at the RMH building.

Fresh Air Fund

Since 2014, the Foundation has provided the Fresh Air Fund with $850,000 to support (together with Warner Music Group) the construction and operation of a new music center and for general camper programs.


ThanksUSA, supported in large measure by the Foundation, provides college, technical and vocational school need-based scholarships for the children and spouses of U.S. military personnel. To date, nearly 5,000 scholarships totaling over $14 million have been awarded to residents of all 50 states and all branches of the military.

Planned Parenthood

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USC Shoah Foundation

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American Israel Friendship League

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Birthrite Israel Foundation

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Greater Miami Jewish Foundation

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Appeal of Conscience Foundation

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Friends of Israel Defense Forces

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World Jewish Congress

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Hillel Foundation

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