SPANDANA FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: International

Location: 1179 Blue Bill Way Normal IL 61761 USA

Mission: Support the needy in the areas of education, health care and basic living.
Results: Formed as a group on Aug-13, 2005. Registered as a non-profit in Hyderabad on June-15, 2007. Registered as a non-profit in Illinois on Oct-11, 2007. Acquired 501 C 3 tax exemption status on May-11, 2009. Organizing the events in more than 10 cities across USA. Largest NRI charity organization with 3833 members. Supported thousands of needy people in the areas of education , health care and basic living. Raised/disbursed around $700,000 funds so far.
Target demographics: needy people in the areas of education, health care and basic living
Direct beneficiaries per year: 5000 needy people in the areas of education, health care and basic living
Geographic areas served: India from USA
Programs: Pratibha : To support meritorious but poor students Vidyalaya : To provide basic infrastructure to schools Cheyutha : To provide basic health care Aashraya : To provide basic living for needy

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Rating: 5 stars  

I came across SPANDANA by chance. I was really impressed with the concept as whatever I thought should be there for public service is included by SPANDANA.

' Pratibha Scholarhsips' in particular is a Wonderful Concept. The execution of the concept is admirable. This is based on my personal experience.

One of our relative - a brilliant student who stood first in Prakasam District in Inter could not do so well in EAMCET because he could not afford Good College coaching.

After he took admission and was in dire need for Scholarship, I thought people like him should get help from SPANDANA and it was applied.

Somehow there was no response. I felt something is wrong as in my view he is one of the most eligible persons for scholarship. I wrote a mail to SPANDANA hoping that reply might come with in a week.

To my surprise, reply came immediately and that too from top person i.e Nidamanaru Nageswara Rao garu. After checking back, I was informed that student is not lifting the phone. After due verification, scholarship was granted.

Hats Off to Spandana People for the Concept and the Execution of the same with Total Dedication.
regards
Gurram Krishna Moorthy
gurramkrishna@rediffmail.com

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Facilitate Online Donations in India too

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

A great platform to donate volunteer hours and reach needy. Pratibha is an excellent project thru which almost 3500+ students get benefitted every year.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Education arena.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The complete work is done by volunteers and they enjoy lot of independence.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Simply superb

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make a billion dollar worth difference in the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Spandana Foundation is one of its kind. It has solid infrastructure backed by creative individuals. Apt foundation to realize your social responsibility activities..

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They act fast

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I had worked with them from a long time

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

A great platform to support meritorious but poor students in India. Support Spandana and help needy people! - Nageswararao Nidamanuru

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The time that I volunteered was really useful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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