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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
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  • Monsoon Sweets
  • Simple Vodka
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  • 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

Sunday August 12th

Desai Foundation

#YouthDay is dedicated to celebrating the voices of the young people in our communities. This year, the United Nations' focus for Youth Day is #SafeSpaces4Youth that ensure the dignity and safety of children. Our community center and school, Shantaben Vidhyabhavan, is a vital school and community center, providing quality education, vocational opportunity, and health and developmental services for children. We are proud to say that collectively we have reached over 40,000 people with our programs and provided a safe space for learning for over 700 students. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday August 8th

Desai Foundation

✨Did you get your ticket?✨: Falu, Payal Kadakia Pujji, and Anjula Acharia, manager of Priyanka Chopra, want to see you there! It will be a night of music, culture, cuisine, giving back to an important cause AND one to remember hosted by Boston's very own Karen Anderson WCVB. Get your tickets today: ... See MoreSee Less

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Friday August 3rd

Desai Foundation

We are excited to announce that Anjula Acharia will be speaking at the Lotus Festival this year. Anjula manages Priyanka Chopra. She is responsible for introducing artists like Lady Gaga and Britney Spears to emerging global markets. A few of her numerous honors include being named as one of Billboard's "International Power Players" and included on Vanity Fair's "Next Establishment List" as a “titan disrupting media, technology and culture.” Don't miss this opportunity to see her speak!…= ... See MoreSee Less

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Wednesday August 1st

Desai Foundation

We also hold Entrepreneurship Development Workshops in partner with NEEV IITGN. These weeklong workshops conclude with a business plan competition. We had 24 female participants from the Palaj village from June 25-29. Topics covered included identifying potential business ideas, types of costs, & basic business calculations.

This is the second of four Entrepreneurship Development Workshops that IIT and the Desai Foundation will be putting on this year.
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