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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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  • Collings Foundation
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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

At Shantaben Vidhyabhavan, our newest community center which opened its doors to the public on March 2, 2014. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Bal Health Melas (kids health camps) have educated 12,000 rural Indian children about hygiene, nutrition, sanitation and exercise. Your contribution makes these camps possible in 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

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We hope you all get to dance into the 2018 night sky, like Chery imagines! 1st grader Chery is from the Malvan village, and he loves to #DreamBeyond. End your year by supporting his dreams. Your donation will be 100% matched by an anonymous donor! ... See MoreSee Less

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"If birds can fly, why can't humans? If humans can row boats, why can't birds?" 11-year-old Het thinks outside the box! Support Het so that he can #DreamBeyond! Your donation will be 100% matched by an anonymous donor. ... See MoreSee Less

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"I #DreamBeyond to a beautiful countryside I hope to live in one day, where nature blooms in all its glory!" Kinjal, an 8th grader from the Untdi village, attends school at our Shantaben Vidhyabhavan community center. Your donation will be 100% matched by an anonymous donor, so your support allows Kinjal to dream further. ... See MoreSee Less

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