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We empower women and children through community programs
to elevate health and livelihood in India & the US.
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Our Focus Building resilient communities and cultivating dignity


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

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

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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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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!

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  • Asian Art Gallery
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  • Bulldog London Dry Gin
  • Collings Foundation
  • Desi Galli
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  • 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

Padman releases today! Why is this a big deal? Bollywood’s leading actors are telling the story of a menstrual hygiene hero. Periods are an irrational taboo in India, and the Desai Foundation is working to break that. This is a movement that affects girls’ health, education, and social & economic mobility. Please donate to us and keep promoting change #Padman #menstruationmatters ... See MoreSee Less

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We are honored to announce that we have been accepted into the Centre for Social Innovation in NYC! We moved in on Jan. 31st and we cannot be more excited to be here. It's a privilege to be working alongside so many others trying to make this world a better place ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Pad Man is set to release in a week! Listen to the real life Menstrual Man talk about his story through his TED Talks. It is truly amazing what this man was able to accomplish and not succumbing to the societal pressures. The Desai Foundation is proud to have supported him by using one of his machines in our first center! #Menstruationmatters ... See MoreSee Less

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