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.


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

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

Wednesday December 8th

Desai Foundation
Are you looking for the perfect gift for your loved ones? Here are some ideas from some of our favorite brands! 1. A TaariMaa collection necklace from Umeedh Jewelry2. Modi Toy’s newest edition: Saraswati Devi!3. Spirit Warrior: Sun, Moon, and Stars Tank*4. Limited Edition Mudita collection tees and sweatshirts from Holi Chic by Megha Rao*5. Brighten and repair with Inde Wild’s 15% Vitamin C serum! 6. Send a loved one a delicious traditional meal kit from Desi Galli Pantry - use code DF15 to save 15% on your purchase at www.DGpantry.com!7. Esther Perel’s Where Should We Begin - the perfect holiday game to encourage storytelling and connection.
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Monday December 6th

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Period stigma is one of the motivating factors for why our foundation continues to promote menstrual education and provide safe and healthy menstrual products for menstruators in India!To learn more about our menstrual hygiene management work and how to get involved, visit www.asaninapkins.org.#menstrualmondays #menstrualhealth #womenshealth #health #periodequality #period #menstrualeducation ... See MoreSee Less
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Friday December 3rd

Desai Foundation
With so much misinformation and lack of awareness surrounding hygiene habits about COVID in rural India, we knew how important it was to share the proper information needed to keep these communities safe. With over 640K now informed thanks to the efforts of the members of our Heroes for Humanity program, these communities are one step closer to the long road to recovery!Thank you to S.P. Hinduja Banque Privée for supporting this program! 
@sphindujabanqueprivee .
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Tuesday November 30th

Desai Foundation
TODAY! Celebrate the joy of giving and be a part of the road to recovery for millions of women in rural India who have lost so much during the pandemic; their support system, an income, independence, and empowerment. Your support will go directly to our critical Livelihood programs that offer women the opportunity to recover and rebuild their lives after the COVID crisis. Visit bit.ly/DFGivingTuesday21 or the LINK IN BIO to donate to and share our cause! .#givingtuesday #givingtuesday2021 #socialgood #philanthropy #womensempowerment #india #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less
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Monday November 29th

Desai Foundation
You can help support MILLIONS of women by donating to the Desai Foundation tomorrow in honor of Giving Tuesday! Our critical programming helps women regain what they’ve lost during the pandemic; a support system, an income, independence, and empowerment. 
Visit bit.ly/DFGivingTuesday21 or the LINK IN BIO to donate to and share our cause! .#givingtuesday #givingtuesday2021 #socialgood #philanthropy #womensempowerment #india #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less
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