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

Friday January 21st

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The Desai Foundation is incredibly proud to have received the prestigious Indian Achievers’ Award from the Indian Achievers’ Forum! We are so honored to have our efforts celebrated, which only further pushes us to continue creating meaningful impact on the ground in India. It’s thanks to supporters like YOU who make these achievements possible. And we dedicate this award to our team in India - whose immense hard work over the this last year has changed the lives of millions! Thank you!@indian_achievers_forum.#fridaywins #covid19 #covidrelief #india #award #socialgood #womensempowerment #fundraising #IndianAchievers ... See MoreSee Less
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Tuesday January 18th

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We would like to wish our founders Nilima & Samir Desai a 50th Wedding Anniversary! It's because of your vision, guidance, and faith that we have been able to build the Desai Foundation to what it is today. Thank you for your commitment to service and for continuing to match every individual donation by 100%!.
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Friday January 14th

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It’s harvest season in India! The Desai Foundation wishes you a very happy Bihu, Lohri, Pongal, and Makar Sankranti to you and your family. All of these wonderful festivals are celebrated across different regions of India but have the premise of celebrating the beginning of the harvest season. We hope this year brings along much happiness and prosperity!

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Monday January 10th

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For years, the topic of menstruation and menstrual health was stigmatized and viewed as a taboo topic. However, thanks to advocacy on social media through the arts and beyond, more and more changemakers are starting to break that status quo. Today, we celebrate the menstrual advocates who constantly speak out about the importance of menstrual equity, health, and education around the world. To show your appreciation, tag a menstrual advocate in the comments!

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Friday January 7th

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We are so proud to share that the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Odisha have all been reached through our Heroes of Humanity program! Our program’s efforts focus on the current immediate needs, preparing for a possible third wave of COVID-19, and providing long-term relief efforts. We can’t wait to continue to expand our efforts in the new year!.#fridaywins #covid19 #covidrelief #india #socialgood #health #fundraising #heroesforhumanity ... See MoreSee Less
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