Sangham Foundation is a small family foundation established in 2003.

“Sangham” is a Sanskrit word, which can be translated as “community”, “coming together” and “confluence”. As two small streams can converge to form a more powerful river, this foundation’s members came together to pool their financial and human resources to support organizations that do exceptional work.

Although Sangham Foundation has no absolute restrictions on funding areas and organizations, the Foundation has established the following primary focus areas:

  • Protecting water resources and improving water quality; and
  • Improving the lives of children.

Within these program areas Sangham Foundation generally gives preference to small and medium size grassroots organizations that demonstrate leadership, organizational capability and a clear plan for positive change. In addition, priority is given to grantees that show a plan for achieving self-sufficiency from Sangham grants and who demonstrate a willingness to invest in themselves by increasing organizational capacity and efficiency.

At this time Sangham does not accept unsolicited grant applications. Identification of prospective grant recipients is initiated by the foundation’s board of directors.

Bhurundi Khola, Nepal
Photo By Gordon Williams

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