Vibha Benificiary Program

We are frequently asked by our patrons and donors if their donations can be dedicated to a particular project. The answer is Vibha Beneficiary program. Through this program, an organization or an individual or a group of individuals can dedicate their funds to a project of their choice, thus “adopting” it.

Organizations, Corporations and Individuals can choose a project in an area which aligns with their mission or charter and designate it as the beneficiary of their donation. The whole project or a portion of it can be funded.

To be eligible for this program, the following minimum requirements apply

  • contribution of $2000 by an individual or a group of individuals
  • contribution of $5000 by organization or a corporation

What will Vibha provide?

  • Project evaluation/selection – Vibha employs a very rigorous process while selecting projects to ensure that the project’s work aligns with Vibha’s vision and that it is non-religious, non-political and non-discriminatory.
  • Project monitoring (on a half yearly basis) – One site visit per year by the Vibha Project Monitoring team is guaranteed. Half yearly reports will be provided based on updates from the project. Vibha volunteers visit projects and generate reports. These will be provided to VBP patrons as and when available.
  • Facilitate direct communication between VBP patron and project through e-mail (subscription to some mailing list infrastructure like yahoogroups/googlegroups). This group will be restricted to members only.
  • Help with coordinating site visits by a VBP patron upon request from the patron.
  • Mention on Vibha website (on this page)

Donor Benefits

  • Project evaluation/selection/monitoring is taken care of by a trusted organization working in the area of child development since 1991. As of January 2008, Vibha has successfully supported 165 child development projects in India and 10 in the US.
  • Patrons have tight control of how their contributions are used which ensures that their hard earned money is benefiting exactly who they want it to.
  • Patrons get to interact directly with the project, thereby get a first hand experience of their positive impact on the lives of children.

Vibha Denver Nritya 2014

Vibha Denver was happy and proud to present their first fundraiser and awareness event in 2014, called Nritya. Nritya was a collaborative showcase of Indian classical dance forms. It aimed toward unity in diversity.

Nritya received a great response, having both Indian and American audience. Everyone enjoyed and appreciated the performers and the event efforts.

Vibha’s mission and projects were presented during the event. An informative video was played before commencing the event and a video was playing during the break.

Nritya was successful in generating a whooping $3000 revenue through ticket sales, donations, sponsorships and vendors. Vibha Denver learned a few lessons during the event to improvise during our next event.

Project lead: Hemangi Shah
ACC: Vinod Ravindran

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Vibha Atlanta’s Annual Cricket Cup

Find out more about Vibha Atlanta’s annual cricket tournament in this coverage video by TV Asia.

Vibha Milwaukee and Friends at The Color Run

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The Power of Persuasion and Reaching Out to the Community for help always works.  Recently Vibha Milwaukee had the opportunity to volunteer at The Color Run in Milwaukee on July 6th 2014.  The Color Runs – also called the Happiest 5K is a big international running event conducted in 30+ countries and all big cities in US with over 9000 runners participating in every run.

Such big running events already have their set of registered charities that they support and we wanted to have Vibha on their list.  It all became possible only when one of our volunteers Aruna Talapatra – who is a professional photographer – became the official photographer for the Wisconsin Color Runs.   Aruna used her contacts with the race directors to register Vibha Milwaukee and because of her efforts – The Color Run invited 10 Vibha Milwaukee volunteers to help at the Finish Line and in return The Color Run promised to donate $40 per volunteer to Vibha.

Once we were IN – the next effort was to get 10 volunteers on a long weekend.  Most volunteers were out of town and it almost seemed like we would lose the opportunity.  In an act of desperation – we started to post our pleas on different forums on Facebook and volunteer walls requesting for help.

And Help Did Come!!!

We started to get overwhelming response from friends, sponsors, people who have been to past Vibha Events. It was simply Fantastic!!! It showed that we are not alone in our efforts to improve the lives of underprivileged children. There are many many more like us who step up every time we need help – be it funds, time, support or spreading our word to the next person.

On July 6th – we had 12 people who showed up early in the morning to volunteer J Even though it was early and a very hot day – everyone volunteered with lot of enthusiasm, they were marking runners bibs, cheering, handing out color packets, managing the influx of runners at the finish line. It was truly a happy day where we got to throw colors at each other in the end!!!

Overall a great day of volunteering full of fun, camaraderie, gaining some awesome volunteers and receiving $400 to Vibha.

Thanks to everyone who participated – you guys Rock!!!

Adopt a Project: Make a Difference, See the Difference

Dear Vibha Patrons,

Thank you for being a champion for the cause of underprivileged children.  Today, we have some exciting news for you.  We all are well aware of the myriad problems children face and how we would like to change the situation for good.  However there is always a trust issue when it comes to donation.  Often times people are concerned if their money is being used for the right purpose and not squandered. A lot of you have asked if you can direct your donations to a project of your choice and also be involved more with a project.  All these led us to to create a new platform Adopt A Project. With great pleasure, we invite you to be part of this initiative and Make A Difference, to See The Difference.


Adopt A Project

Adopt A Project gives you the following features:

  • Choose your cause and donate to a specific project pre-screened by Vibha
  • Fund raise for a specific project by setting up campaigns
  • Invite friends and family to support a project that you are passionate about 
  • Receive reports from projects you have supported 

Please take a moment to visit Adopt A Project If you happen to make a donation and we hope you do, please post the same on Facebook and invite your friends and family to use this platform. Please share your thoughts about this program by sending an e-mail to

Thank you very much for your continued support to Vibha and the cause of underprivileged children.

Leena Ghosh

Vibha Chief Operating Officer

Vibha Boston joins forces with Eagle Cricket Club to raise funds

Despite freezing limbs, borrowed gloves, wet socks and no source of heat, 15 volunteers gracefully braved the chilly winds and successfully raised money for our noble cause. It all happened on a Sunday morning of April 27th when Vibha Boston volunteers organized the first ever “Six-a-side” Cricket tournament on Wrentham fairgrounds in partnership with Eagle Cricket Club. 10150617_10152339632102910_6377156090092793987_n

There were 16 cricket teams consisting of around 112 players. Two matches took place simultaneously on either side of lush green ground.  High-spirited teams played for the glory rather than attaining the 1st prize trophy and cash prizes.

The response and support of everyone involved was amazing and provided the warmth necessary for that chilly day, lifting up volunteers’ spirits. Lastly but most importantly much thanks goes to our sponsors, Eagle Cricket Club, India Café Restaurant in Nashua, MA and Hitwicket Bar. The winning team got gift vouchers from Hitwicket and India Café provided us discounted food items that we were able to sell to the players and audience to reach our goals.

We raised about $1100, more than the original cost for organizing the event. Kindhearted donations came from two young children with lemonade station, raising $41 and donating it to Vibha. The $250 cash prize that was given to the winning cricket team was donated to Vibha as well.  The first fund raising event from Vibha Boston turned out to be great success!



Vibha’s Emtec Story


“My summer holidays are getting over, Dad, and I am tired of moving from one place to another.  Can I please go to school at this new place?  What is this place called?” 

That’s a question that a typical child of a construction worker asks.  Door Step School (DSS) focuses on providing education to children of migrant workers.  Vibha’s association with Door Step School has been historic and we’ve been consulting, funding, and enabling Door Step Schools for about a decade.  More than 50,000 USD has been donated to DSS in 2014 alone!  This project is just an example of what motivates Vibha Volunteers, and what makes us conduct brilliant fundraising events month after month, year after year.  Right now, in the lovely monsoon weather, Vibha Bangalore volunteers are planning The Dream Mile 2014.  Part of the volunteer effort being planned and executed is to visit corporates to educate them about the work Vibha is doing.

OnJune 6, the publicity team had an opportunity to speak to the employees of Emtec.  The primary objective of this meeting was to let Emtec team know details of The Dream Mile event scheduled for July 6, 2014.  The interaction was great, and many of the logistical questions about the run were addressed.  The greater part of the discussion, though, was about what Vibha does, what drives its volunteers, and what the biggest differentiating factors of Vibha are.  Emtec employees also keenly listened to project examples, and the challenges Vibha is working to address.  Some of these projects include Shristi Special Academy & HEARDS.


Emtec demonstrated good willingness and participation by registering more than 40 of their employees for The Dream Mile!  They even donated toward Vibha’s cause.  However, from the Bangalore team perspective:  “More volunteers signed up for the team!” In our view, time is the biggest contribution anyone can make.   By increasing the strength of their team in double digits, the team is on Cloud 9!  Emtec’s HR management even showed willingness to have all their employees contribute 16 hours of their time annually as part of their CSR policy.

Thank you Emtec!  Welcome to the Vibha Family!


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