Come Back Alive foundation: staggering statistics for 2022

LUN employee Darka Dzhala analyzed open data of the Come Back Alive charitable foundation and made an interesting infographic (as of December 27, 2022).

For 2022, Come Back Alive has grown approximately 280 times from 19.5 million UAH in 2021 to 5.65 billion UAH in 2022.

Growth from January to February 2022 – 209 times, from 6.6 million UAH in January to 1.1 billion UAH in February. From February 24 to 28, 2022, the foundation collected UAH 950 million, and in just one day, February 27, 2022, it raised UAH 351 million, which is the largest amount of donations within a day in the history of the foundation.

In the last 6 months of 2022, the Come Back Alive foundation is steadily raising mvx
UAH 300 million per month. In the first month of the war, people donated 43% of annual contributions (data as of the end of March).

The largest categories of expenses:

  • UAVs – 35% of all costs (1.3 billion UAH);
  • transport and service – 20% (745 million UAH);
  • communication – 14% (521 million UAH);
  • sniper equipment – 11% (458 million UAH)
  • personal protective equipment – 10% (395 million UAH)

As of December 27, 2022, the Come Back Alive foundation has spent UAH 4 billion (approximately 72% of revenues for this year), and another UAH 1.6 billion remains in the fund’s accounts.

In the comments to Darka Dzhala’s post, Taras Chmut, head of the Come Back Alive Foundation promised to provide “much more convenient and accurate reporting on directions/projects and incomes” after the New Year holidays.