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1 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana Foundation We can make a difference!

2 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Index Projects Overview Membership Donate Events Links Join us

3 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Mission Our goal as a charitable foundation is to help and aid the poor and the deprived people in the field of Basic Living, Education and health. - Our goal as a charitable foundation is to help and aid the poor and the deprived people in the field of Basic Living, Education and health. Spandana main objective is to motivate and involve youth in service activities. Spandana encourages youth to take up service activities at their native place/school by giving matching grants and facilitating the service activities. - Spandana main objective is to motivate and involve youth in service activities. Spandana encourages youth to take up service activities at their native place/school by giving matching grants and facilitating the service activities. Spandana Foundation We at Spandana Foundation believe that you do not need to be very rich or spend full time to help the people at back home in India. It is a small thought inside you which inspires and make big difference out of your efforts.

4 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Overview Started by few like minded individuals in Established as a group in Supported students based on internet news articles in Supported 600+ students thru own projects in Registered as not-for-profit organization in Supported students under PRATIBHA in Established as largest organization with members in Established as 501(C) (3) tax exempt organization in Supporting students under PRATIBHA in Supported more than 6000 underprivileged so far!

5 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Projects »Pratibha »Vidyalaya »Cheyutha »Aashraya

6 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Pratibha Helping the talented students in need reach their full potential, by granting them the opportunities that are extremely vital! Spandana's Pratibha project is aimed at providing financial and moral encouragement to deserving poor students, and making their dreams of higher education a reality. Helping talented but poor students pursue professional studies Sponsoring very poor students from rural areas for their secondary and higher secondary education Offering merit awards to encourage academic excellence among students with poor background Organizing Events and Seminars to create awareness on various career opportunities and self-employment programs.

7 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Pratibha Supported 600+ students Covered 24 schools Girl students >50% Covered 06 districts in Andhra Pradesh Supported students Covered 180+ schools Girl students >50% 18 Districts in Andhra Pradesh 8 districts in Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Maharashtra. Year 2007Year 2008 Year 2009 Supported students Covered 134 schools Girl students >50% 18 Districts in Andhra Pradesh 2 districts in Maharashtra & Karnataka

8 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Pratibha 2008 – Stats (High-School Students)

9 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Pratibha 2008 – Stats (Higher Studies)

10 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Vidyalaya Paving the way for a nation's glorious future, by strengthening the backbones of it's schooling infrastructure! The Vidyalaya project aims to clear such road blocks in the government schools and colleges across Andhra Pradesh, by providing some basic facilities and amenities that enable effective teaching and learning environments Developing the infrastructure (School Buildings, Class Rooms, Desks, etc.) Creating a better environment by providing Drinking Water, Sanitation and Amenities A rranging an additional teacher (paid volunteer) until the government provides a sufficient number of teachers required for the students Providing Learning/Teaching materials to the school/college libraries.

11 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Vidyalaya Year 2007 Year 2008

12 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Cheyutha Help spread the divine gifts of health and life, by donating to the needy patients going under the knife! The Cheyutha project primarily focuses on extending financial help to patients from poor socio- economic backgrounds. Help the poor for expensive medical procedures Providing medical care where required Promote awareness of the issues related to Health, Diseases, Nutrition, General Care Rehabilitation among disadvantaged groups Help orphanages, Senior citizens, the homeless and the physically and mentally Challenged Eye Screening Health Camps

13 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Cheyutha 2007 Year 2007 Year 2008

14 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Aashraya Supporting the victims of a powerful natural calamity, by displaying the force and compassion of humanity! The Aashraya project's endeavor is to help poor people affected by calamities like cyclones, floods, etc,. - Provide shelter and basic necessities during natural calamities - Construct houses for poor and needy - Establish Orphanage and Old age homes

15 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Aashraya 2007 Place : Bodagunta Village, Mopidevi Mandal, Krishna Dist. Project: Construction of homes for Flood Affected Villages Project Cost: 225$ per family X 10 Families = 2250 $ = INR Note:- This project is only to help people under AP Govt., Indiramma scheme to provide initial amount of Rs.10,000. Rest of the money is supported by the Govt.,

16 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Around 1000 members in the group. Free to join. No membership fee Enroll in MaaSpandana Yahoo group Join us thru website: us at Spandana :: Membership

17 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Donate : Ideas/experience to plan projects Donate : Time to design and execute projects Donate : Resources (money/items) to execute projects Spandana :: Donations Spandana Foundation is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID:

18 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Your School … Your Village … Our Foundation!!! Yes. You are right! Using Spandana model you can plan any project At your village or in a school where you studied!! Hundreds of NRIs have taken advantage of this model and made a positive difference at their School and in their village for past 3 years. Would you like to make use of this model to make a difference at your school or in your village? Contact Spandana at Spandana :: Model Spandana Model You will plan WHAT to be done and WHERE Spandana will plan HOW to do it You and Spandana team will raise the funds for the project Lets work together to execute the project to make a difference!

19 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana :: Fund Raising Fund Raising Programs: Spandana volunteers raise funds by organizing several events with innovative ideas. Individual Donations Charity cricket tournaments Sponsors of events Coupon books selling Children charity events Movie screening Corporate matching grants

20 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Charity Cricket Tournaments Spandana organized charity tournaments in the following locations to raise funds: West palm beach, FL Bloomington, IL Bay Area, CA $ 15,000 has been raised so far from these 3 tournaments. Planning to schedule tournaments in the following locations: Simi Valley, CA Los Angels, CA Irving, TX Scranton, PA Edison, NJ Hyderabad, AP Bangalore, KN Help Spandana to raise funds by organizing events. Help students by using funds raised by Spandana.

21 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Children Charity Fund Raiser Kids for Kids A great many number of meritorious but poor kids in India dream about overcoming financial hurdles and pursuing their higher education. Kids here in USA dream of making a difference to society through acts of community service. we at Spandana Foundation believe that every child deserves an opportunity to realize his/her dreams! Spandana aims to take these children one- step closer to fulfilling their dreams, with generous help from individuals, businesses, and yes, KIDS! Several kids in Southern California came forward to raise funds for Pratibha Annual Drive-09 during their summer holidays by spreading the word about Spandana's activities.

22 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Language Promotion Spandana organizing several events to encourage NRI kids to learn their mother tongue in USA. –Padyaala Thoranam – Telugu Padyaalu –Manorang – Marathi Shlokas Spandana organized these programs successfully in Bloomington-IL, Simi Valley-CA and Bay Area-CA so far. Planning to organize such events to promote Tamil and Kannada languages also in future. Please contact us at If you would like to organize these events at your location Video recording of the Competitions Vote the videos to encourage the participants Spandana certificates to all the participants Judges : Prominent people from Marathi/Telugu community Mementos for all winners

23 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Corporate Matching Grants Spandana Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and all your contributions in USA are 100% tax-deductible under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. With matching gifts, you can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses also. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please check the following link:

24 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Spandana Links Press Coverage: Contact us: Pratibha-09: News Letters: Brochure: Fund Raising: Donate: Join us:

25 Spandana Foundation. All Rights 2008 Join Spandana Lets join hands together to make a positive difference back at home It is not social service! It is our Social Responsibility!!


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