International Charities

So Hum Foundation’s international partners serve some of the most underserved members of society: the very poor, women and children, and adults and children with disabilities. Funding has been targeted towards health care and medical services (specifically surgeries to reverse blindness), children’s homes and schools, cultural and environmental preservation, and animal welfare.

International Charities
(listed by Service )

Each charity in this listing is organized by the primary service it provides. If applicable, additional services are noted below each listing.

Orphanages and Children’s Homes

  1. Reaching the Unreached, Tamil Nadu, India
    1. Other services: School, Health Care/Health Center, Disabled Rehab/Home, Micro Lending, Community Development, other social services
  2. Sri Rama Foundation, Haridwar, UP, India.
    1. Other Services: School, Health Care/Health Center
  3. Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir, Katmandu, Nepal.
    1. Other Services: School

Education

  1. Alice Project (Awakening Universal Education), Lumbini, Varanasi, UP, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.
    1. Other Services: Orphanage/Children’s Home
  2. Arunachala Village School, Tamil Nadu, India.
  3. Barefoot College, Rajasthan, India.
    1. Other Services: Community Development, Cultural Preservation
  4. Caravan to Class, Timbuktu, Mali.
  5. Central Asia Institute, Pakistan, Afghanistan.
    1. Other Services: Community Development
  6. Green Village Schools, Afghanistan.
    1. Other Services: Community Development
  7. Maitreya School, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India.
  8. Sacred Valley Project, Ollantaytambo, Peru.
  9. Satsang Foundation, Mandanpalle, Andhera Pradesh, India.

Health Care and Health Centers

  1. Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India.
  2. Shakyamuni Buddha Community Health Center, Bodhgaya.
    1. Other Services: Home for Destitutes, Disables Rehab/Home, Community Development
  3. Ray of Hope, the Sylvia Wright Trust Fund, Tamil Nadu, India.
  4. Regenboog India Foundation – Mobile Clinic, Tamil Nadu, India.

Care for Children and Adults with Disabilities

  1. Kiran Village, Varanasi, U.P., India.
    1. Other Services: Orphanage/Children’s Home, School, Health Care/Health Center
  2. PNR Society, Bhavangar, Gujarat, India.
    1. Other Services: Health Care/Health Center, Mentally Handicapped/Training
  3. Asha Niketan Asansol (L’Arche), West Bengal, India.
  4. Asha Niketan Kolkata (L’Arche), Bengal, India.
  5. Jeevodaya (Holy Family Hospital), Jarkhand, India.

Environmental Preservation and Animal Welfare

    Animal Care in Egypt, Luxor, Egypt.
  1. Annamalai Reforestation Society, Tamil Nadu, India.
    1. Other Services: Community Development
  2. The Donkey Sanctuary, India and Kenya.
  3. Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue, Cameroon, Africa.

Cultural Preservation and Community Development

  1. Destiny Foundation, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
    1. Other Services: School, Job Training
  2. Kenya Rainwater Association, Nairobi, Kenya.
    1. Other Services: Environmental Preservation
  3. American Service to India.
  4. Friends of Minzoto, Portland, OR.
    1. Other Services: School
  5. Global Resource Alliance, Ojai, CA.
    1. Other Services: Education, Health Care
  6. Green Empowerment, Portland, OR.
    1. Other Services: Environmental Preservation
  7. The Nomad Foundation, Ojai, CA.
    1. Other Services: School, Health Care/Health Center
  8. Sanitation First – Wherever the Need, India.
  9. Tibetan Aid Foundation, Ojai, CA.
    1. Other Services: Health Care/Health Center

Domestic Charities

Grants to organizations operating within the USA support a wide range of educational, environmental, animal welfare, health and cultural work. The majority of So Hum Foundation’s domestic charities are relatively small organizations based in Oregon and California. 

About So Hum Foundation

About two-thirds of So Hum’s annual grants assist international work, with a historical focus on India, as well as neighboring Nepal, Tibet, and Afghanistan. In recent years, funding has expanded to include work in African and South American countries.