Cornerstone Grant 2023

2023 Cornerstone Grant to Nova Ukraine, Providing Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine

Nova Ukraine is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine, aiding vulnerable groups and individuals, supporting efforts to build a strong civil society, reforming the educational system, and eliminating corruption.

As a result of recent attacks on the Ukrainian power grid, Nova Ukraine‘s grant focused on the immediate need for electric generators in hospitals and warming centers across the country. Ostap Korkuna, Co-chairman of Nova Ukraine, stated “these projects are closely aligned with the Energy Bar Association’s mission to support energy-related charitable projects with large impact. Both projects will have an outsized impact on people of Ukraine suffering from destruction of civil infrastructure and sub-freezing winter temperatures.” This grant of $50,000 covers nearly 60% of the initial generator project needs.

“The CFEBA Board is proud to support the [2023] Cornerstone Grant, funding electric generators for Nova Ukraine to deploy to support essential services in hospitals and warming centers throughout Ukraine.  CFEBA’s mission is to provide support to energy-related programs focused on improving lives worldwide.  The electric generators funded by the CFEBA’s grant squarely align with the CFEBA mission and will make a meaningful difference to the people of Ukraine affected by disruptions in civilian energy infrastructure and winter conditions.”
Heather Horne, CFEBA President and Associate General Counsel at Duke Energy Corporation