Improved ability of SMEs to access new markets

Strengthen communities and innovative market-based solutions at a local level

Solving social problems in community by providing accessible capital, coaching and mentoring

Developing of a new generation of leaders who will transform Ukraine and Moldova

Western NIS Enterprise Fund


Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is a $285 million regional fund, a pioneer in Ukraine and Moldova with over 29 years of successful experience in investing in small and medium-sized companies. WNISEF was funded by the U.S. government via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Since its inception, WNISEF’s cumulative investments total over $188 million to 136 companies employing around 26,000 people and made it possible to unlock $2.3 billion for companies in Ukraine and Moldova.

In 2015 WNISEF has launched a $35 million legacy program focused on export promotion, local economic development, impact investing and economic leadership.


WNISEF is funding innovative, high-impact, reform focused programs and aims to support Ukraine and Moldova at this critical period by developing sound economic policy and leadership.


WNISEF is governed by an independent Board of Directors comprised of leading representatives of the U.S. business community. WNISEF was established by the U.S. Congress and funded by the U.S. government via USAID.

We believe that these funds will be the catalyst that will expedite the transformative process and cement its results for the longer term – until ordinary people feel a tangible impact on their lives and join the ranks of reformers.

Jaroslawa Zelinsky Johnson

President and CEO of Western NIS Enterprise Fund


Western NIS Enterprise Fund Launches Urban Movement “City Is Me”- New Educational Project for Youth in 18 Ukrainian Cities

March 18, 2024

Cities today play a vital role in stimulating economic development, competing for talent, and addressing global challenges. Understanding how cities function and how to improve them is an important tool for strengthening citizen engagement. Recognizing this need, Western NIS Enterprise Fund is launching an educational project aimed to unite young people and provide them with the tools necessary for active engagement in urban life. The Urban Movement “City Is Me” program was designed to be held for teenagers aged 10 to 17 in 18 cities of Ukraine from March 18 to June 28, 2024.

President Zelenskyy Visits Ukraine House Davos

January 17, 2024

Focus of Day 2: Ukraine’s Natural Resources and Human Resources

President Zelenskyy spoke on main stage of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, calling on governments around the world to recognize that “only our people and your investments can rebuild a resilient economy”. He reminded delegates that Ukraine’s greatest asset is its people, stating, “Our strength is our people, talented, modern and brave”.

1000 scholarships for Prometheus IT courses in partnership with WNISEF: free training in programs created together with GlobalLogic, Ciklum, and the top industry experts

January 16, 2024

Prometheus, Ukraine’s largest educational platform, offers scholarships for paid IT courses created in partnership with GlobalLogic, Ciklum, and top industry experts. The Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF) is generously providing 1,000 scholarships to make the training free of charge.

Ukraine House Davos 2024 Opens Its Doors!

January 16, 2024

Ukraine House opened its doors today with a stirring speech from Executive Director Ulyana Khromyak in which she spoke powerfully about the indomitable spirit of the Ukrainian people, urging a packed audience to remember that investing in Ukraine was an “investment in a more stable, secure and thriving world for all of us.”


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Ukraine House Davos 2023 Highlights

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Ukrainian Women in War

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Ukraine House Davos 2023