The Giving Back Foundation

Our Mission

The Giving Back Foundation was established in 2010 by Meera Gandhi as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization in the USA. Its beneficiaries are carefully selected existing charities around the world, with special emphasis on the education of young women and children in need.






Uplifting and empowering young women and children, addressing illness, poverty and suffering are the primary activities of the Giving Back Foundation, whose motto is, "We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it."

The Foundation also exists as a platform for debate and discussion, as philanthropic activities continue to evolve around the world.

Affiliates and Partners of The Giving Back Foundation

Aid for Aids InternationalAlways Dream FoundationAsha Dan (Mother Teresa's homes for orphans);  Asha FoundationAsia SocietyAUW (Asian University for Women Bangladesh);  Birch Wathen Lenox School (Aids);  Bono One/Red (Aids);  Boston University (graduate grant programs for travel and work);  Brain Trauma FoundationBrown UniversityCambodia Landmine Museum and Relief FundCancer Patients Aid AssociationCentrepoint (Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry);;  Cherie Blair Foundation For WomenChildren's Hope India in New York CityClinton Global InitiativeCrafts CenterCRY (children’s rights);  Donna Karan's Urban Zen (connects and collaborates in well-being, preserving cultures and inspiring changes);  Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Center (ERLC);  FERI (Franklin Eleanor Roosevelt Institute;  Foundation Reach and Heal ProgramGlobal Ovarian CancerGrameen (microcredit financing);  Habitat for Humanity (building homes for the poor);  Happy Home and School for the Blind, Mumbai;  Harrow SchoolHema DoraHip Hop Youth Summit Council (bringing back literacy to young people in the Hip Hop culture);  Human Rights WatchI Create (children’s rights);  Indian Merchants' ChamberInnocence in Danger (for abused children);;  Kalashiri School of ArtsKhel Shala PunjabKids for Kids in Hong KongKilkenny Day Care Center (Alzheimer’s Disease in Ireland);  Lavelle and Co. Girls' Mentoring;;  Lighthouse For The BlindLoomba Foundation (assisting widows);  Mane AmericaMotor Neuron Disease AssociationNew York City BalletNew York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (promoting family and education);  One To World (Fulbright) (bringing together diverse people);  The Play CompanyPratham (program for street children in India);  Resolve The National Infertility AssociationRFK Center for Human JusticeRoyal National Institute of the Deaf, (assisting the deaf in the UK);  Same Sky (educating village children in Africa);  Scenic HudsonSt. Michael's Girls Hostel and School, Delhi;  Tails of Hope (eradicating diseases affecting companion dogs);  Thorntree (education for village children in Kenya);  Tiger TimeTropical Clinics, Kenya;  United World Colleges/Pearson School (bringing together diverse students);  Vendanta Academy in IndiaVersailles FoundationWaterkeeper AllianceThe Wayuu Taya Foundation (educating indigenous tribe in Venezuela;  Women's Education Project;  and The Woodstock Film Festival among others.