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The Desai Foundation

Org #37285
Vetted since 2016 Site Visit Verified
1997
year founded
$51,174
raised on GlobalGiving
6
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
Claire Purgus
Claire Purgus
Team
Samir Desai, Megha Desai, Mittal Gohil, Pooja Banerjee, Olivia Pendergast, Charmaine Wood, Claire P Purgus
Organization Information
300 Tradecenter Drive
Suite 3450
Woburn, MA 01801
United States
(781) 270-3655
Organization Information
300 Tradecenter Drive
Suite 3450
Woburn, MA 01801
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:

Jan 29, 2023
Livelihood Opportunities for Women in Rural India
From March to April 2021, rural Indian women in informal jobs accounted for 80% of job losses (Financial Express). The Desai Foundation is working to rebuild and empower the lives of women in rural...
Nov 30, 2022
Empowering Women in India at Every Stage of Life
Gender equality and empowering women and girls have emerged as part of a major global movement but despite a great deal of progress in recent years, women and girls continue to face discrimination and...
Oct 14, 2022
Health Camps for Children in Rural India
Villages in rural India still suffer from the lack of quality healthcare infrastructure, a dearth of qualified medical functionaries, and low access to basic medicines and medical facilities. Our...
 
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