U.S. Embassy in Ukraine

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program began in 1996 to support initiatives that contribute to open and competitive political and economic systems and to the protection of human rights.

The Democracy Commission Small Grants Program has supported more than 1,000 projects implemented by Ukrainian NGOs. Including the Entrepreneurship Program for ATO veterans initiated by Kyiv School of Economics.


In partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, the Entrepreneurship Program for ATO and JFO veterans first came to the regions. Together, we are expanding the horizons of the impact of quality education and help veterans to start or grow their business.

In the regions, course was conducted in a new combined format: online and offline training. The combination of different approaches and methods, constant support and professional teachers all ensure the maximum effectiveness of the program.



Even 40 veterans have completed the course in two regions: Kharkiv and Mykolaiv. Each story became special to us and inspired us to create a media project #Businessrangers, in which we talked about successful business initiatives of ATO veterans.



More information about the project at the link