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Our Urgent Response to the COVID Crisis in India

 

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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.

WE'VE IMPACTED 1,500,000 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 in Cryptocurrency Donating cryptocurrency is a non-taxable event, meaning you do not owe capital gains tax on the appreciated amount and can deduct it on your taxes. We use GivingBlock to help us accept coins and offer flexible ways to give efficiently!

Donate to the Heroes for Humanity program

in partnership with S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée

Donate as part of our urgent COVID-19 relief

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

Friday September 17th

Desai Foundation
Our updated COVID progress report is here! We are incredibly proud of all the work that has been done so far to address the #COVID crisis in rural India. The road to recovery is long, but we will be here. Learn more about how you can support these relief efforts today: go.pardot.com/l/917491/2021-08-27/5lq5f ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday September 17th

Desai Foundation
From the month of July alone, our Heroes for Humanity program has been able to impact over 86,000 people through direct services! We are so proud of the successful launch of this program, and are grateful for the support from @sphindujabanqueprivee that has made these essential relief efforts possible.You can get involved with our COVID relief efforts in rural India too! Link in bio or email info@thedesaifoundation.org for more information. .#fridaywins #covidinindia #india #covidrelief #covid19 #health #fundraising #saveindia #desaifoundation #socialgood ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday September 16th

Desai Foundation
We are SO thrilled to re-connect at our premier Diwali on the Hudson event happening this October! This year, the talented Falu and Resistance Revival Chorus will be gracing the stage so you will not want to miss out.TICKETS ARE LIMITED so grab yours today: diwalihudson21.givesmart.com.#diwali #diwali2021 #doth2021 #diwalionthehudson #fundraising #gala #events #festivaloflights #indiaMegha Desai Nitika Chopra Ashni Davé Alysia Reiner Shruti Ganguly Meah Pace Ari Afsar Sindhya Valloppillil Kalghatgi Susan McPherson Ilana Finley ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday September 13th

Desai Foundation
A whopping 83% of students who menstruate feel ashamed when leaving the classroom with period products, according to the States of the Period 2021 study conducted by @periodmovement and @shethinx. This is just one of the barriers students face when it comes to being able to have positive period experiences. This cycle of shame needs to end so that all menstruating students can shift their full focus on their education. Find out more about our mission to fight period stigma by following the link in our bio! .#menstrualequity #menstruation #menstrualhealth #periodsarenormal #womenshealth #periodequity #desaifoundation ... See MoreSee Less
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Thursday September 9th

Desai Foundation
We are so honored to welcome Sindhya Valloppillil onto The Desai Foundation’s Board of Directors! Sindhya is currently the Founder & CEO of Skin Dossier, a hyper-personalization beauty tech startup. She is also a Contributing Writer for TechCrunch, Crunchbase and BeautyMatter where she writes about consumer tech, beauty tech, the startup ecosystem and solutions for diversity. She is an award-winning marketing, strategy & innovations beauty executive with 20 years of experience working at top global beauty companies such as L’Oreal, L Brands, J&J and Zirh.She has also worked as an Adjunct Marketing Professor at Berkeley College. She is also Founder Fellow with On Deck, a Mentor for TechStars, a Venture Partner for NextGen Venture Partners, and an Advisor to Global Wellness Institute. We could not have been more thrilled to grow our team - which now has a more than 50% female board! She has been an amazing mentor and supporter for several years, and we are honored to have her on board! Welcome Sindhya!#desaifoundation #philanthropy #socialgood #india ... See MoreSee Less
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