"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Arpan is all about a power of a thought. A thought, to make a difference in our own life while serving others. Their goal is to serve humanity with total indifference to caste, creed, community, religion, language or region. The very first project, a Blood Bank, 1984 started under the auspices of ‘Arpan’ with active participation of family and friends.The blood bank was second only to Red Cross in size and operation, followed by an Eye Bank.

Arpan's mission is to serve humanity by supporting institutions in India that work at the grassroots level and to distribute 100% of the collected funds and it's aim is to develop into a institution that attracts the younger generation so that the power of serving humanity may be passed on as the legacy of the elder generation.

Arpan is currently supporting about 20 institutions working at the grassroots level in the following areas:

  • Providing education to the children in the slums and the tribal regions
  • Improving health standards amongst the children in regions where the mortality rate is very high due to malnutrition
  • Rehabilitation of the mentally/physically challenged and the leprosy patients
  • Creating self help groups for women and providing them with micro finance to help them live their life with dignity.

Arpan Foundation is a non-profit registered under IRS section 501(C)3. Federal Tax ID# 20-5593243. All your valued contributions are tax deductible.

Every small amount makes a difference:

  • $30 can feed one orphan child for one month
  • $100 can educate one child for an entire year