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The Desai Foundation

Org #37285
Vetted since 2016 Site Visit Verified
1997
year founded
$50,021
raised on GlobalGiving
5
years fundraising
0
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

We empower women and children through community development to elevate health and livelihood in both the U.S. and India. Our programs are built to be sustainable and pull from the resources within each community we serve: New York City and Metro Boston Area in the U.S. and rural Gujarat in India. This geographic footprint reflects our history as a family foundation. Now, as a public nonprofit, we are able to more effectively serve these regions. The Desai Foundation is scaling its impact through programs like health camps, vocational training, mobile health vans, entrepreneurship skill development, and women empowerment programs. The Foundation envisions a society where everyone leverages th... read more

Project Leaders
Charmaine Wood
Charmaine Wood
Susannah Selnick
Susannah Selnick
Claire Purgus
Claire Purgus
Team
Samir Desai, Megha Desai, Mittal Gohil, Pooja Banerjee, Olivia Pendergast
Organization Information
209 BURLINGTON RD SUITE 217
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
(781) 270-3655
Organization Information
209 BURLINGTON RD SUITE 217
Bedford, MA 01730
United States
(781) 270-3655

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Oct 1, 2022
Livelihood Opportunities for Women in Rural India
During COVID, The Desai Foundation launched the Heroes for Humanity program which allows us to impact the lives of thousands of people with food, supplies, COVID testing, access to medical...
Aug 2, 2022
Empowering Women in India at Every Stage of Life
The Desai Foundation’s Heroes for Humanity program employs over 500 agents of change, primarily women, who respond to the ever-changing needs of the rural communities we serve.  With a...
Jun 6, 2022
Empowering Women in India at Every Stage of Life
Since launching this campaign in February 2021, the Desai Foundation has continued to operate our Asani Sanitary Napkin, but in the wake of the second, more deadly surge of COVID in India, we have...
 
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