The Giving Back Foundation



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

Directly assisting education of 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

AUW (Asian University for Women Bangladesh); Asha Dan (Mother Teresa’s homes for orphans); Bono One/Red (Aids); Cherie Blair Foundation (for the advancement of women); CRY (children’s rights); ERVK (Eleanor Roosevelt (for social justice); Grameen (microcredit financing); Habitat for Humanity (building homes for the poor in India); Happy Home and School for the Blind, Mumbai; Hip Hop Youth Summit Council (bringing back literacy to young people in the Hip Hop culture); I Create (children’s rights); Innocence in Danger (for abused children); Kids for Kids in HK; Kilkenny Day Care Center (Alzheimer’s Disease in Ireland); Lighthouse for the Blind; Loomba (assisting widows); New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (promoting family and education); One To World Fulbright (bringing together diverse people); Pratham (program for street children in India); RFK Center for Human Justice; Royal National Institute of the Deaf, (assisting the deaf in the UK); Same Sky (educating village children in Africa); St. Michael’s Girls Hostel and School, Delhi; Tails of Hope (eradicating diseases affecting companion dogs); Thorntree (education for village children in Kenya); Tropical Clinics, Kenya; United World Colleges (bringing together diverse students) the Wayuu Taya Foundation (educating indigenous tribe in Venezuela, and The Woodstock Film Festival among others.