We empower women and children through community programs to elevate health and livelihood in India & the US.

We are heartbroken by the current situation in India and are proud of the work we have been able to do on the ground thus far. Thank you for your generous support during this time. We are committed to serving the over 1,400 rural communities we serve in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. We are focused on both the current immediate need, preparing for a possible third wave, and on the long-term relief efforts that will be needed. Please join us in these critical efforts to support India in this time of need. Your continued support is deeply appreciated and critically important in this time of need. Thank you.



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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Vocational training provides the ability to increase household income and an elevated sense of dignity, which improves quality of life.

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Quality education and enrichment programs to equip children with the knowledge to meet the many challenges shaping our world today.

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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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Every rupee 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

100% Of Your Donations Go Toward Our Programme Expenses

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The Desai Foundation

Friday October 15th

Desai Foundation
It’s World Handwashing Day! Today we highlight the significance of the role hand hygiene plays in health and safety for the collective public. We know this is more important than ever! At the Desai Foundation, we have been teaching hygiene education for over a decade in hundreds of schools in rural India.  Learn more about these programs and how you can get involved at thedesaifoundation.org/our-works.
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Friday October 15th

Falu Shah
I look forward to starting Hindu New Year with a celebration and openness to invite positivity and good vibes through music at Desai Foundation's Diwali on the Hudson Gala on Oct 20th from 7 to 10 PM at H.K Hall in NYC. I'll be singing a song with Resistance Revival Chorus and I am looking forward to surrounding myself with these beautiful, talented women's voices to invite this magical new year which will bring prosperity and light up everyone's lives I hope!!!! Few tickets are available for this lightning experience and Thanks to my beloved and my darling Megha Desai for all she does to help women all around the globe! Here is to light and hope! https://diwalihudson21.givesmart.com/@desaifoundation My friend Ashni Davé will also be performing! @meghatron5 @resistancerevivalchorus @life @diwali @newyear @hindufestival @festivaloflights @friendship @forgiveness @blessings @goodvibes @newbeginning @love @music @celebration @welcomenewyear ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday October 13th

Desai Foundation
Are YOU ready for Diwali on the Hudson? Check out some of the incredible fashion styles and delicious food that has appeared at our previous Diwali events + important info you don’t want to miss.
The long-awaited event is only 1 WEEK AWAY but it’s not too late to save your spot today! diwalihudson2021.givesmart.com 🔗 
Don’t forget that you can still enter our raffle, even if you are unable to attend! 
Text ‘DiwaliHudson21’ to 76278 for a chance to win…➡️ 2 Premium Economy Non-stop flight tickets to New Delhi from NYC courtesy of American Airlines (Valued at $3,500)!
OR ➡️ Beauty & Wellness package featuring a 1-year Membership for Modo Yoga NYC, The Brightening Edit vault by Ranavat, and the Parker Layering Set from gorjana! 

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Monday October 11th

Desai Foundation
Today is a day of amplifying girls’ voices and the leaders, change-makers, and trailblazers that they are. Their growth is fundamental to the world we live in today and we are constantly celebrating this not just today, but every day and for girls all around the world!

At the Desai Foundation, we remain passionate in our mission to support girls through our programs that elevate livelihood, education, and health opportunities, including menstrual hygiene management. Learn more about these programs here: www.thedesaifoundation.org/donate-now .#internationaldayofthegirl #girlsrights #supportgirls #india #socialgood #girlshealth #girlseducation ... See MoreSee Less
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Wednesday October 6th

Desai Foundation

*Please note the following: 
- We are requiring all guests and staff to be vaccinated and proof will be required at the door.
- We are hosting in HK Hall, a larger venue with high ceilings and are only filling the capacity to 50%. 
- Our two floor venue will allow you to dine upstairs where there are fewer people.- All attendees will be required to put a Credit Card on file at registration. 

More information available at diwalihudson2021.givesmart.com 🔗YOU CAN ALSO ENTER THE RAFFLE TO WIN 2 GRAND PRIZES INCLUDING…
1. Two Premium Economy flight tickets to New Dehli from NYC courtesy of American Airlines (Valued at $3,500)!
2. A Beauty & Wellness package featuring a 1-year Membership for Modo Yoga, The Brightening Edit vault by Ranavat, and the Parker Layering Set from Gorjana! 

Text ‘DiwaliHudson21’ to 76278 to enter the raffle today! ... See MoreSee Less
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