• Asha Group Pic 1 Photo Credits:Asha 

    Asha Group Pic 1Photo Credits:Asha

Asha’s History

Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of basic education in India. Asha, which means hope in many Indian dialects, was founded at the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and has since grown to over 66 chapters scattered throughout the United States, Europe, East Asia and India. Each of these chapters raises funds to support various education-related projects in India.

Since its inception, Asha has partnered with more than 800+ NGOs from across 24 states in India and has disbursed in excess of $25 million. In 2012 alone, Asha has disbursed $2+ million and has supported the education of 250,000+ kids in India directly and many hundreds of thousands more indirectly.

Asha-DC Chapter’s Story

Asha-DC had been an active chapter in the past years but was dormant for 2013 – 14. It is gathering renewed momentum again with inspired members and donors who are reacting to the immense public interest to working with Asha for Education. Our volunteers understand the importance of children’s education and the need to provide such opportunities to the underprivileged kids of India. We always welcome more supporters like you who share the common vision of making Asha’s endeavors a success.

The aim of our group is to generate awareness amongst the community covering the Washington DC Metro area in-order to collectively support and provide financial assistance to grassroots educational movements in India.

To maximize the chapter’s outreach, the group selects diverse education related projects from various parts of India including rural education, education of girl children, vocational training and non-formal education, education and support for physically/mentally challenged children as well as teacher training programs. All Asha chapters work closely with each other to ensure quality support is provided to educational efforts in India.

Submit a Proposal

This is the Project proposals submission and review page for Asha for Education chapters.


If your chapter has a proposal that it has already vetted, but is unable to fund, please add the proposal to the database here . An ashanet.org login might be required to submit this proposal

To review, sort and filter the proposals that other chapters have submitted, click here


A public interface for NGOs to submit their proposals is located here . If you wish to redirect a proposal that your chapter has NOT vetted for consideration for all chapters, please redirect them to this form .

To review, sort and filter the proposals that the NGOs have submitted, click here