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 The Foundation

The Mission of the Giving Back Foundation


Uplifting and empowering young women and children, addressing mental health, illness, poverty and suffering are the primary activities of The Giving Back Foundation. We are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity registered in the USA.



“We are to the universe only as much as we give back to it.”

~ Meera Gandhi, Founder and CEO – The Giving Back Foundation


In order to bring her own motto to fruition, Meera Gandhi established The Giving Back Foundation in 2010, whose avowed aim is to act as a catalyst in creating a new generation of leaders and thinkers from poor urban and rural communities around the world. By supporting education, mental health and wellness, tackling malnutrition and illness and addressing the causes of poverty, we can empower and uplift people to be the agents of change in this process. 

We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

St. Michael School for Girls 

The St. Michael School for Girls in New Delhi, India is funded directly by The Giving Back Foundation.

While our long-term vision is to help young women become empowered through transformational education, girls’ leadership programs and educational panels.


The students at the school are also provided with housing, healthy meals, education supplies, and transportation.

Furthermore, they’ve had their entire classrooms and grounds refurbished to include a large playground with beautifully maintained lawns for outdoor study and social recreation.

This is all a part of our decade-long commitment to the St. Michael’s Giving Back school project.


Affiliates and Partners of The Giving Back Foundation

• Aid for Aids International

• Always Dream Foundation

• Asha Dan (Mother Teresa’s homes for orphans)

• Asha Foundation

• Asia Society

• AUW (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 Foundation

• Brown University

• Cambodia Landmine Museum and Relief Fund

• Cancer Patients Aid Association

• Centrepoint (Friends of the Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry)

• Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

• Children’s Hope India in New York City

• Clinton Global Initiative

• Crafts Center

• CRY (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 Program

• Global Ovarian Cancer

• Grameen (microcredit financing)

• Habitat for Humanity (building homes for the poor)

• Happy Home and School for the Blind, Mumbai

• Harrow School

• Hema Dora

• Hip Hop Youth Summit Council (bringing back literacy to young people in the Hip Hop culture)

• Human Rights Watch

• ICreate (children’s rights)

• Indian Merchants’ Chamber

• Innocence in Danger (for abused children)

• Kalashiri School of Arts

• Khel Shala Punjab

• Kids for Kids in Hong Kong

• Kilkenny Day Care Center (Alzheimer’s Disease in Ireland)

• Lavelle and Co. Girls’ Mentoring

• Lighthouse for The Blind

• Loomba Foundation (assisting widows)

• Mane America

• Motor Neuron Disease Association

• New York City Ballet

• New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (promoting family and education)

• One to World (Fulbright) (bringing together diverse people)

• The Play Company

• Pratham (program for street children in India)

• Resolve the National Infertility Association

• RFK Center for Human Justice

• Royal National Institute of the Deaf (assisting the deaf in the UK)

• Same Sky (educating village children in Africa)

• Scenic Hudson

• St. Michael’s Girls Hostel and School, Delhi

Tails of Hope (eradicating diseases affecting companion dogs)

• Thorntree (education for village children in Kenya)

• Tiger Time

• Tropical Clinics, Kenya

• United World Colleges/Pearson School (bringing together diverse students)

• Vendanta Academy in India

• Versailles Foundation

• Waterkeeper Alliance

• The Wayuu Taya Foundation (educating indigenous tribe in Venezuela)

• Women’s Education Project

• The Woodstock Film Festival

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