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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 682,000 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

Donate to our Masks of HOPE
Hope, Opportunity, Perseverance & Empowerment

Donate as part of the Ranavat x Desai Foundation Claim Your Crown Campaign and have your donation matched by Ranavat Botanics!

Health Camp for
500 Children

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

Thursday September 24th

Desai Foundation

The Lotus Festival is coming up on October 3rd, but you don’t have to wait until then to start bidding on our amazing auction items! You would win a week at the beautiful Papaya House in St. John, 4 club seats to the Patriots’ 2021 theme opening game, dinner for up to 10 people with Chef Palak Patel — and more. Follow the link below to register and start bidding now!
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Wednesday September 23rd

Desai Foundation

Did you know that when you sign up as a sponsor for the Lotus Festival, you can have delicious food & drinks delivered to your door to enjoy during the event? But you must purchase your sponsorship and place your food order by TOMORROW! Purchase your sponsorship now, or if you have already done so, please refer to your email for ordering instructions.
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Wednesday September 16th

Desai Foundation

With just 2 weeks remaining for the big day of our Virtual Lotus Festival, we are absolutely buzzing with excitement! We hope you’re just as excited to join us on Saturday, October 3rd for a chance to connect with our amazing guests from the Netflix hit show Indian Matchmaking. Have questions for Jay Wadhan, Manisha Dass, Vinay Chadha, Ravi Guru Singh, and Rashi Gupta? Don’t forget to leave them in the comments below!
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Jill Ellis, Avanti Nagral, DJ Rekha, Ari Afsar, Monica Sharma Dogra, Indian Matchmaking Netflix TV, Revolution Catering, Thirstie, Desi Galli - Lexington Avenue, South Asian Art Gallery

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Monday September 14th

Desai Foundation

Since initiating our Asani Sanitary Napkin Program, we’ve maintained our commitment to providing proper menstrual health education and hygienic products to our target communities. We’ve been able to reach thousands of women through this program, and making these services accessible to wider communities is a part of our commitment, which is why we are so thrilled to announce that this program has been extended to produce and distribute high-quality, low-cost Sanitary Napkins in Jhotwara, Rajasthan!
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