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The Joel Foundation To Donate Aid For Ukrainian Refugee Relief

The Joel Foundation was founded with the purpose of funding programs in music and music education. At times of catastrophic suffering, we pivot to help those that cannot help themselves. We have previously assisted with those experiencing food insecurity, PPE for healthcare workers during the initial COVID surge and now, our focus is to help the Ukrainian people.

Our initial donation will be $250,000 to the BStrong Foundation started by Bethenny Frankel and in partnership with Global Empowerment Mission. BStrong has been instrumental in providing direct and immediate aid to refugees at the Ukrainian/Polish border. Through BStrong’s coordinated infrastructure, our donation will supply critical evacuee aid, including food relief, short and long-term shelter, transportation to points throughout Europe, and survival supply kits (blankets, sleeping bags, toiletry kits, non-perishables, water, plus generators). 100% of donations go to the relief.

We are closely monitoring this situation and will see what will be needed in the weeks to come. To join us and support this vital humanitarian work, please donate at

Billy and Alexis Joel
The Joel Foundation