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Phase 1 Goal: $2.5 Million

$1.5 out of $2.5 million
Shanti Bhavan
(Photo by Amiran White)

Shanti Bhavan, a non-religious 501(c)(3), is a unique educational model exclusively for children born into India’s lowest social and economic class. We transform children from impoverished communities into professionals in the global marketplace. Our first school was built in Tamil Nadu for children from families that make less than $2.00 a day.

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2 ways to help build a second Shanti Bhavan


Donate to Specific Projects

Learn about our various projects needs of Shanti Bhavan 2 like school vans, library furniture, computers, and more!


Donate a Classroom

Leave a legacy and build a dorm or classroom in your name.

Founding Donors


Sreedhar Menon

Anita Pillai & Goutham Sukumar

OM Foundation

Anna & Tajar Varghese

Laurent Drion

Visual Pant & Rohyt Belani

$50,000 (2 classrooms)

Darrell VanDeusen & Carrie Emerson
$31,000 (1 library)

Richard & Barbara Hirschman

Adam Dell & Padma Lakshmi
 $25,000 ++ (1 classroom)

Barry Meklir


Mike Wilkins
$25,000 (1 classroom)

Raymond Benedetto
$25,000 (1 classroom)

Erika & Mohammed Imam

Thomas “Sajan” Joseph

Jeffrey Thomas

Sara Reycraft

Drs. Sulabha & Nirav Patel

Kathryn Barton

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