Host a fundraiser to brighten up the lives of underprivileged children in India during special events in your family (Birthdays, wedding, baby shower, graduation)

Complete form (link below) to organize a fundraiser during your special event.

Remember to choose “Asha Austin” as beneficiary chapter in the last page of google form (link below).



Alternately, you can choose to donate using following link: Donate


  • A low-overhead, 100% volunteer-driven 501c(3) organization (EIN: 77-0459884)
  • Catalyze socio-economic change in India through education of underprivileged children
  • Established in 1991, 1500+ volunteers, 50+ chapters and has worked with 400+ projects
  • Disbursed 45M+ USD till date
  • A 4-star charity on Charity Navigator for past 7 consecutive years


  • Chapter established in 1997 and has worked with 32+ project partners till date
  • Project disbursements close to 950k+ USD till date
  • Chapter projects focus on special needs and/or alternate education in rural parts of India
  • Currently works with 8 project partners and 1 fellowship
  • Anticipated project disbursements of 150k USD for 2020-21, to benefit 2000+ children and 60+ teachers
  • Annual report of Asha-Austin for 2019


  • Work with project partners over a 7-year term and help build credibility and work towards sustainability
  • Support recurring expenses of schools, e.g. teacher salaries, cost of teaching and learning material
  • Regular reviews every 6 months and project disbursements for specific line-items of support
  • Review of project partner audit reports, understanding of their funding partners, and working capital ratio
  • Provide support for crowdfunding and CSR grants to encourage project partner sustainability


  • Special Needs:
    • Mathru, a residential home for children with physical disabilities, Bengaluru, Karnataka
    • Khushboo, a school for children with mental and multiple disabilities, Gurugram, Haryana
    • Nethra, a residential school for children with visual disabilities, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
    • Samarth, a residential school for children with physical and mental disabilities, Chatrapur, Odisha
  • Alternate Education:
    • GSK-Girirajpura, a primary school in rural Rajasthan
    • Navjyoti, a primary school in rural Uttar Pradesh
    • Sangamam, computer-based intervention in government schools of rural Uttar Pradesh
    • Antyodoy, a primary school in rural West Bengal
  • Fellowships
    • Siddamma, a grass-roots social worker in rural parts of Tamil Nadu
  • COVID-19 Relief
    • Samarth, 45 families of special needs children and 11 families of staff for 3 months dry ration
    • Siddamma, 1034 families in 39 villages for 10 kgs of rice per family


  • Team Asha – Strides of Hope
    • A volunteer-led marathon training program
    • New and alumni runners train and complete their marathons while fundraising for Asha-Austin
  • Support a child Program
    • Support of a child’s education for two quality projects of long-standing, credibility and accountability
    • Annual support for a child at 20 USD/month for GSK-Girirajpura and 25 USD/month for Khushboo
  • Corporate Fundraisers

Event Flier


$25Monthly therapy session cost for each special child at Khushboo
$30Monthly support for a special child at Nethra
$50Monthly food, educational and medical support for each special child at Mathru (OR)
Monthly salary of a school teacher at Antyodoy (OR)
Covid-19 relief of 10 kgs of rice for 10 families in rural Tamil Nadu via Siddamma’s efforts
$75Monthly operational cost for one vocational training center for adolescent girls
at Navjyoti
$85Monthly teaching and learning material cost at GSK-Girirajpura (OR)
Monthly computer-based training cost at each govt. school for Sangamam
$100Monthly salary of an Asha teacher for Sangamam/Navjyoti (OR)
Covid-19 relief for 3 months dry ration for a family of 5-8 of a special child at Samarth
$150Monthly salary of a teacher at Nethra/ Samarth
$240Annual support for each child at GSK-Girirajpura
$300Annual support for each special child at Khushboo