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WE INSPIRE WOMEN & CHILDREN
TO DREAM BEYOND

We empower women and children through community programs
to elevate health and livelihood in India & the US.
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WE'VE IMPACTED 331,000 LIVES

Our Focus Building resilient communities and cultivating dignity

WOMEN

Empowering women has the power to not only change the economic circumstances of individual families, but entire villages.

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CHILDREN

Educating and providing children with the building blocks to future advancement allows families to transcend their circumstances.

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HEALTH

Alleviating health issues that prevent women from working and children from attending school enables the community to thrive and focus their attention elsewhere.

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LIVELIHOOD

Providing vocational training and the ability to increase household income leads to immediate quality of life improvements.

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Our Pledge

Every dollar raised goes directly to programs that change lives.

Our staff and infrastructure is supported by the founding endowment from the Desai Family and its board members.

Now, as a public foundation, your support helps expand our life-changing programs in
India and the U.S.

How You Can Help

Health Camp for
500 Children

Sewing Lessons for
20 Women

Volunteer Programs for
25 College Students
in Harlem, NYC

Our Sponsors These companies help make our work possible. Thank you!

  • Downeast Cider
  • Mg Hair & Makeup
  • Monsoon Sweets
  • Simple Vodka
  • Soto Sake
  • Take Two Film Academy
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  • Asian Art Gallery
  • Babu Ji
  • Beuerly Graphics
  • Bulldog London Dry Gin
  • Collings Foundation
  • Desi Galli
  • Gordon's Est. 1934
  • India New England News
  • The Kulfi Co
  • One Hope
  • Rajbhog Foods
  • Tastings Caterers

Working with the existing strengths of each community, we provide the tools needed to create stronger, healthier, and more economically independent households.

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The Desai Foundation

Tuesday May 22nd

Desai Foundation

On May 18th/19th, we held our first Desai Foundation Leadership Retreat at the historic MIT Endicott House. Our Board of Directors, star supporters, and staff convened together for 2 days of presentations, brainstorming, and getting to know one another! We were delighted to have our India Director, Mittal Gohil, fly in for the retreat. She gave standout presentations on the Shantaben Vidhyabhavan community center and the Asani Sanitary Napkin Program.

Other highlights from the weekend included a talk on the "Importance of Interdisciplinary Work" by Executive Director of MIT Solve, Alex Amouyel and a spotlight on "The Power of Story in Fundraising" presented by Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good. We are grateful to our team & attendees for making it an invigorating retreat!On May 18th/19th, we held our first Desai Foundation Leadership Retreat at the historic MIT Endicott House. Our Board of Directors, star supporters, and staff convened together for 2 days of presentations, brainstorming, and getting to know one another! We were delighted to have our India Director, Mittal Gohil, fly in for the retreat. She gave standout presentations on the Shantaben Vidhyabhavan community center and the Asani Sanitary Napkin Program.

Other highlights from the weekend included a talk on the "Importance of Interdisciplinary Work" by Executive Director of MIT @[367733343374679:274:Solve], Alex Amouyel and a spotlight on "The Power of Story in Fundraising" presented by Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of @[640712485996720:274:McPherson Strategies], a communications consultancy focusing on the intersection between brands and social good. We are grateful to our team & attendees for making it an invigorating retreat!
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Tuesday May 22nd

Desai Foundation

#MeghanAndHarry requested sanitary napkin donations in lieu of gifts at the #RoyalWedding! In that groundbreaking spirit, you can also provide women in India with this menstrual hygiene resource through the Desai Foundation!
https://pledgeyourperiod.raisely.com/
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Wednesday May 9th

Desai Foundation

We want to wish a very heartfelt thank you to those who joined us for our Cocktails + Chaat event last Friday, May 4th at Jones Street Wine. We are so thankful for our new community members and want to give a special thank you to our hosts Raghav Thapar and Arthi Kumar.

If you are interested in hosting a Cocktails + Chaat, please email info@thedesaifoundation.orgWe want to wish a very heartfelt thank you to those who joined us for our Cocktails + Chaat event last Friday, May 4th at @[169717183088057:274:Jones Street Wine]. We are so thankful for our new community members and want to give a special thank you to our hosts @[201452:2048:Raghav Thapar] and Arthi Kumar.

If you are interested in hosting a Cocktails + Chaat, please email info@thedesaifoundation.org
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