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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!

  • Downeast Cider
  • Mg Hair & Makeup
  • Monsoon Sweets
  • Simple Vodka
  • Soto Sake
  • Take Two Film Academy
  • 1947 Premium Large
  • 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

Monday July 16th

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#PrimeDay starts...NOW! Use this link to shop deals & Amazon Smile will donate to the Desai Foundation- at no cost to you! ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday July 16th

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The incredible Ari Afsar of Hamilton performing her original song "We Won't Sleep" from a musical she is working on about Jeanette Rankin, the first female congresswoman. We are so grateful to have had her perform at our Cocktails + Chaat Los Angeles event! Check out our photo album for more photos from this event. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday July 16th

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We want to wish a very heartfelt thank you to those who joined us for our Cocktails + Chaat event on July 14th in Los Angeles! We are so grateful for our new community members and want to give a special thank you to our hosts NCompass International, Ari Afsar, Dulari Amin, Megan Hannum, Raina Kumra Gardiner, Sam Nouri, Caroline Mitchell, Rohitash Rao, and Tiffany Starr Kumar. If you are interested in hosting a Cocktails + Chaat, please email ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday July 13th

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Two phenomenal artists. One exclusive performance. For the first time ever Payal Kadakia Pujji, Artistic Director of The Sa Dance Company and Founder of ClassPass, and world renowned singer Falu will perform together in an inspiring collaboration that will captivate your ears, eyes, and soul. Only at the Desai Foundation's Lotus Festival on September 8th in Boston. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thursday July 12th

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It happens to half of the world’s population and it is not only natural but necessary. Yet, it’s preventing girls in India and Southeast Asia from attending school. Without proper education on hygiene and menstruation itself, stigmas are produced and then maintained through mainstream media. P&G sells their menstrual products as “Whisper” in India and South East Asia, which promotes the social stigma around periods. If P&G wants to keep making ads to empower women, then it’s time for them to change the name. Visit & join the movement because #wearedonewhispering

#everybodybleeds #menstruationmatters #periodpositive #pressforprogress #menstruation #period #menstrualhealth #womenshealth #womenempowerment #feminism #FutureIsFemale #India #girlseducation #womenshistorymonth #DreamBeyond
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