We strive to be a positive part of the local and global community through contributions to several organizations. We play an active role in these charities by showing our support with donations and participation in social committees and events.
ASHA for Education
Asha for Education is a secular, all-volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the education of underprivileged children in India. Asha’s volunteers are involved with and support projects that are secular and have an education-related component to them.
(Asha in Indian language means ‘Hope’. This hope helped the organization to grow from 3 volunteers since its inception in 1991 to over 1500 volunteers in 2009, with 73 chapters globally and 45 in the US. Asha has raised over $15 million as of 2008 and supported more than 400 different projects spanning 24 states in India, while maintaining minimal overhead.)
Bonobo Conservation Initiative
The Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI) is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the bonobo (Pan paniscus) and its tropical forest habitat in the Congo Basin. By working with indigenous Congolese people through cooperative conservation and community development programs, as well as on the national and international levels, BCI is establishing new protected areas and leading efforts to safeguard bonobos wherever they are found. BCI was recognized on December 16, 2009 during the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Framerwork Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for its efforts to save a huge rainforest area in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that harbors the endangered bonobo, a great ape most closely related to humans.
God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. They prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. They also provide illness-specific nutrition education and counseling to our clients, families, care providers and other service organizations.
Both Ashok and Sandra have participated in the annual November race organized by New York Road Runners.
Grassroots International is an organization set up to try and assist the small farming communities in lesser developed countries from getting decimated in the wake of industrial farming. They work to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. Through grant-making, education and advocacy, they support the initiatives of peasants and family farmers, women and indigenous groups to protect human rights to land, water and food.
Icla da Silva Foundation
The Icla da Silva Foundation is a nonprofit organization that helps children and adults with leukemia. They are a partner of the National Marrow Donor Program and, in a very short time, have grown to be one of the largest recruiters of bone marrow donors among the Latin American and other minority communities in the U.S.
No Longer Empty
No Longer Empty is comprised of arts advocates, curators and artists who orchestrate public art exhibitions in vacated storefronts and properties in New York City. The non-profit organization was conceived as an artistic response to our present economic condition and to revitalize empty spaces around the venues by bringing thoughtful, high-caliber art installations with accompanying programs to the public.
Opening Act aims to provide every NYC public school student an artistic space where they can develop commitment, community, and leadership through their artistic achievement. Gramercy Consulting Group proudly sponsors a local high school student’s theater program annually.
Sakhi for South Asian Women is a community-based organization in the New York metropolitan area committed to ending violence against women of South Asian origin. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence as they work together to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi strives to create a voice and safe environment for all South Asian women through outreach, advocacy, leadership development, and organizing.