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The Desai Foundation

Org #37285
Vetted since 2016 Site Visit Verified
1997
year founded
$44,646
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
Pooja Banerjee
Pooja Banerjee
Olivia Pendergast
Olivia Pendergast
Sara Jonsson
Sara Jonsson
Susannah Selnick
Susannah Selnick
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:

Feb 3, 2022
Supporting Rural Women in India as COVID Continues
The Desai Foundation remains committed to serving the over 1,400 rural communities we serve in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu.  We continue to...
Feb 3, 2022
Expanding Livelihood Opportunities for Women
The Desai Foundation remains committed to serving the over 1,400 rural communities we serve in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. We continue to...
Feb 3, 2022
Moving Children's Health Forward in Rural India
We have safely resumed our Health Camps including information and services realted to COVID, general health and MHM. These camps are even more important now, as we work to keep the vulnerable, often...
 
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