Spandana Foundation
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Spandana :: Mission
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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.
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.
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Spandana :: Overview
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Started by few like minded individuals in 2004.
Established as a group in 2005.
Supported students based on internet news articles in 2005-06.
Supported 600+ students thru own projects in 2007.
Registered as not-for-profit organization in 2007.
Supported 2000+ students under PRATIBHA in 2008.
Established as largest organization with 1000+ members in 2009.
Established as 501(C) (3) tax exempt organization in 2009.
Supporting 3000+ students under PRATIBHA in 2009.
Supported more than 6000 underprivileged so far!
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Spandana :: Projects
»Pratibha
»Vidyalaya
»Cheyutha
»Aashraya
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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.
C Helping talented but poor students pursue professional studies
C Sponsoring very poor students from rural areas for their secondary and higher
secondary education
C Offering merit awards to encourage academic excellence among students with poor
background
C Organizing Events and Seminars to create awareness on various career
opportunities and self-employment programs.
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Spandana :: Pratibha
Year 2007
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Year 2008
Supported 600+ students
Covered 24 schools
Girl students >50%
Covered 06 districts in Andhra
Pradesh
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Supported 2000+ students
Covered 134 schools
Girl students >50%
18 Districts in Andhra Pradesh
2 districts in Maharashtra & Karnataka
Year 2009
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Supported 3000+ students
Covered 180+ schools
Girl students >50%
18 Districts in Andhra Pradesh
8 districts in Karnataka , Tamilnadu and Maharashtra.
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Spandana :: Pratibha 2008 – Stats
(High-School Students)
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Spandana :: Pratibha 2008 – Stats
(Higher Studies)
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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
C Developing the infrastructure (School Buildings, Class Rooms, Desks, etc.)
C Creating a better environment by providing Drinking Water, Sanitation and Amenities
C Arranging an additional teacher (paid volunteer) until the government provides a
sufficient number of teachers required for the students
C Providing Learning/Teaching materials to the school/college libraries.
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Spandana :: Vidyalaya
Year 2007
Year 2008
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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 socioeconomic backgrounds.
C Help the poor for expensive medical procedures
C Providing medical care where required
C Promote awareness of the issues related to Health, Diseases, Nutrition, General Care
C Rehabilitation among disadvantaged groups
CHelp orphanages, Senior citizens, the homeless and the physically and mentally Challenged
C Eye Screening
C Health Camps
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Spandana :: Cheyutha 2007
Year 2007
Year 2008
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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
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Spandana :: Aashraya 2007
Place
Project
Project Cost
: Bodagunta Village, Mopidevi Mandal, Krishna Dist.
: Construction of homes for Flood Affected Villages
: 225$ per family X 10 Families = 2250 $ = 100000 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.,
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Spandana :: Membership
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Around 1000 members in the group.
Free to join. No membership fee
Enroll in MaaSpandana Yahoo group
Join us thru website: http://www.spandana.org/
Email us at [email protected]
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Spandana :: Donations
• Donate : Ideas/experience to plan projects
• Donate : Time to design and execute projects
• Donate : Resources (money/items) to execute projects
Spandana Foundation is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt organization.
All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Tax ID: 26-2002409
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Spandana :: Model
• 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!!
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
• Let’s work together to execute the project to make a difference!
Hundreds of NRI’s 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 [email protected]
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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
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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.
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Children Charity Fund Raiser
“Kids for Kids”
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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 onestep 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. http://www.spandana.org/kids-charity.html
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Language Promotion
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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 [email protected]
If you would like to organize these events at
your location
http://www.spandana.org/padyaala-thoranam.html
http://www.spandana.org/marathi-events.html
 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
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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:
http://www.spandana.org/corporate.html
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Spandana Links
Press Coverage
: http://www.spandana.org/news-2008.html
Contact us
: http://www.spandana.org/USA-Team/Spandana-USA-Team/
Pratibha-09
: http://www.spandana.org/pratibha2009annualdrive.html
News Letters
: http://www.spandana.org/acajoom/mailing-archive/1/1.html
Brochure
: http://www.spandana.org/Pratibha2008/Kit/Spandana_Broucher.pdf
Fund Raising
: http://www.spandana.org/cricket.html
Donate
: http://www.spandana.org/donate.html
Join us
: http://www.spandana.org/join-us.html
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Let’s 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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