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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.

WE'VE IMPACTED 5,000,000 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.

News + Media

Desai Foundation Highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative ReLaunch for their Commitment to Women + Girls

An exploration of “A New Wave Of Female Leadership” was on the agenda of the plenary session on day one of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2022 on September 19, 2022 in New York City. CGI, which brings together established and emerging leaders for opportunities to collaboratively tackle pressing issues, brought to the podium such luminaries as Hillary Clinton and Melinda French Gates to explore this new wave of female leadership they see as poised to fight rising threats against human rights, women’s rights, and the prosperity that results when those rights are not codified and strengthened. Tucked between speeches by Clinton and Gates, a video recording of Megha Desai, President of The Desai Foundation, played to the audience in a darkened room. Read the full press release HERE.

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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

19 hours ago

Desai Foundation
We were beyond honored to have former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, visit the programing of the Desai Foundation today! Having this incredible opportunity to highlight our programs for Sec. Clinton is deeply empowering not just for our team and supporters, but the communities we serve as well. In a small village outside Gandhinagar, Secretary Clinton met 40 Heroes from the Desai Foundation’s Heroes for Humanity Initiative, many of whom shared their stories of how the initiative impacted both their lives and the lives of millions.“I am so proud that I have had the chance to meet all of you and hear some of your stories. It is so impressive that the Desai Foundation understood the importance of finding local people like all of you to do this important work. I am so impressed by the model of this program, and so delighted to hear about all the things you are doing as Heroes for Humanity. And hope that you are not only learning so much, and growing personally, but understanding what an impact you are all having on your families and your communities. So thank you very much,” Secretary #HillaryClinton said. We were also thrilled to share our Asani Sanitary Napkin Program. She got to see a portion of an Asani Awareness Session, and hear our Asani Sales Ambassadors tell stories about how being a part of the program changed their lives, and the lives of their families. Thank you for inspiring our team Secretary Clinton, and most importantly, thank you for being a beacon of light fighting for women and children. You inspire us all! We are so grateful to our Board of Directors, many of whom joined us, our amazing DFT Team in India, Our Heroes, our Sanginis, the people we serve, and the entire team at Clinton Global Initiative! We can’t do what we do without you. And we are just getting started! Together we #dreambeyond!—------- Video credit: Nayan Studio#empoweringwomen #menstrualequity #ruralhealth #ruraldevelopment #education #vocationaltraining #india ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Desai Foundation
The Desai Foundation works to cultivate dignity for those we serve so they can break free from the stigma and shame, stay in school, and participate in the workforce.To support more like the Asani Sanitary Napkin Program, visit www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GX26877HW62UU to make a contribution. Thank you!.#health #india #ngo #nonprofit #success #hygiene #socialgood #mhm #asani #sanitarypads #pledgeyourperiod ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

Desai Foundation
General Health Camps give folks access to the care they need!🔗 Please consider making a tax deductible donation for programs like these! Visit www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GX26877HW62UU to make a contribution. Thank you!.#socialgood #dreambeyond #ngo #india #nonprofit #empowerment #healthcamps #healthcheckup #healthcare #community #impact ... See MoreSee Less
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1 week ago

Desai Foundation
In January, the Desai Foundation Trust held yet another successful Bal Health Mela event. We were happy to be joined by Avanti Nagral, the India Impact Trip travelers, and Desai Foundation president Megha Desai. We are so grateful to be able to share our work with more folks!A big thank you to our team for their hard work! Because of them, we continue to be able to reach many children and their families with fun and educational health and hygiene programming like this. .#education #health #india #ngo #nonprofit #success #hygiene #travel #socialgood #wellness #heroes #events #music ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Desai Foundation
The Asani Sanitary Napkin Program works to cultivate dignity for those we serve so they can break free from the stigma and shame associated with menstruation, stay in school, and participate in the workforce.🔗 Please consider making a tax deductible donation for programs like these! Visit www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GX26877HW62UU to make a contribution. Thank you!#socialgood #dreambeyond #womenhelpingwomen #ngo #india #nonprofit #empowerment #mhm #asani #menstruation #asani ... See MoreSee Less
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