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Netflix’s Reed Hastings Pledges $1 Million Donation For Ukraine

The donation will be made to Razom for Ukraine, a Ukrainian-American nonprofit dedicated to serving the people of Ukraine.
March 4, 2022
Reed Hastings

Streaming giant Netflix’s co-founder, chairman and co-CEO Reed Hastings has announced a $1 million donation to Razom for Ukraine, a non-profit emergency relief organisation to aid civilians.

Netflix also announced that it would suspend all Russian productions and acquisitions following its military strike on Ukraine. Netflix had four Russian original projects, including the first original series shot in Russia, the neo-Nair mystery series Zato.

“$1m donation on the way for emergency relief to Razom, thanks to @evgeny_director,” Hastings tweeted, crediting Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom director Evgeny Afineevsky for connecting him with the foundation. “Every dollar helps.”


Last month, Hastings and wife Patty Quillin, who is a producer, donated $10 million to scholarship programmes at Tougaloo College and Brown University. In 2020, the couple made a combined $120 million donation to the United Negro College Fund, Morehouse College and Spelman College.

About Razom For Ukraine

Razom for Ukraine is a Ukrainian-American nonprofit dedicated to unlocking Ukraine’s democratic potential by creating collaborative spaces that foster international civic engagement. While it has its own fundraiser to support its emergency response to the war, it also provides a whole host of resources for people looking to help, including a round-up of rallies and events for people interested in showing their support for the #StandWithUkraine movement.

According to Razom, the NGO together with about 20 organisations, has created a trusted corridor from the US to Ukraine for the delivery of life-saving supplies. The channel connects 2 warehouses in Poland and Ukraine, from which supplies can then be delivered further.

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