VIBHA

Rating: 4.88 stars   128 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, International, Philanthropy

Location: 1030 E El Camino Real #424 Sunnyvale CA 94087 USA

Mission: Vibha’s mission is to educate, empower and enable every individual who wants to make a difference in the life of an underprivileged child. In 1991, a few people in New Jersey decided to start an organization that would provide a platform for individuals who want to improve the lives of millions of underprivileged children in India. Collectively, the dreams and actions of these people have resulted in a positive difference in the lives of 150,000 children through 190 projects.
Results: Since 1991, Vibha has made a positive difference in the lives of 150,000 children through 190 projects.
Direct beneficiaries per year: About 40,000
Geographic areas served: India, USA
Programs: Vibha makes sure that the contributions are put to good use by directing the money to its partner-projects, all of which are run by dedicated individuals who work with under-privileged children. Projects focus on severely disadvantaged and vulnerable groups - children in bonded labor, street and slum dwelling children. Support is also extended to community development programs focusing on the welfare of the community.
2009 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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408-997-9992
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am highly impressed by the dedicated volunteers and their enthusiasm to work for great noble cause. The best part about Vibha is out of total donation, the most part of donation is used for project funding with very less expense on management. Vibha has got very good response through out the USA to being a very good non profit organization. I am proud to be myself as part of VIBHA.

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

project they support in India

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

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

support more project in India for under privilege kids.

Ways to make it better...

get more volunteer involved in dallas area

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About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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9 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at Vibha for the last 2 and a half years. I have been impressed by the discipline at the organization. The volunteers are really motivated, very cause driven. I have been impressed by the projects and the selection procedures for these projects.

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

the dedication of the volunteers... there willingness to go out of there way to get things done!

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I had started volunteering earlier then I did. Its an incredible organization. The only way to make it better is to get more volunteers and expand its outreach!

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Vibha since Oct 2006. This is has been very positive experience for me. Dallas has around 15 active volunteers right now. Their dedication and sincerity towards the cause is amazing. One of the best things about Vibha is their low wxpense to revenue ratio of around 90-85%, which means 90 to 85 cents per dollar go to actual project on ground. This means the 10-15% of administrative cost. Vibha currently support around 50+ projects in India. It recently had the project conference in bangalur India where representative from all the project participated. Its was forum for these projects to learn from each others best practices.

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

project they support in India. Effort to strive and make these projects self sustaining.

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

meeting other people with the same passion for this cause.

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

energetic, positive.

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

support more project in India for under privilege kids. This mean more under privilege kids can have good education, healthcare and opportunity to achieve their dreams.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I've been a volunteer with the Vibha for about 5 yrs. I've enjoyed working with an excellent team of volunteers, their energy to help out and drive an event to success. Proud to be part of such an excellent team and knowing that whatever small I can do towards this organization, I can also make a difference in the life of less fortunate child.

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

Working with other volunteers during every Vibha walk.

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

Energized bunch of volunteers

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

mostly of my age.

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

and would be able to fund many projects in India and help make a difference to all underprivileged kid in India.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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8 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering with Vibha for more than a year now and it gives me immense pleasure that I am also able to make difference in the life of less fortunate children. The thing that amazes me about Vibha is, it is volunteer run organization. kudos to those volunteers for their dedication. I am proud to be associated with Vibha.

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

the number of projects they have supported to make difference in the life of underprivileged children.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I was an active volunteer years for several years have been an active donor for Vibha organization. It is an excellent oraganization doing great job for the under priviledged children. Great organization to volunteer.

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

by visiting the projects they fund

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

the energy in the volunteer community

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

wonderful

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

reach so many more kids

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with Vibha for the past 3 years and it has been a learning and enriching experience for me. I joined Vibha immediately after graduating from school as I had spare time at my disposal. I was not sure of my commitment when I went for the first meeting. I was given an overview of all the projects handled by my action center at that meeting, and at the end of 2 hours I had signed up to look into a project that had come for review. The 2 months that followed reviewing the project not only gave me an insight about the project in hand, but also about how meticulously and seriously Vibha takes various aspects like mission, focus, sustainability, scalability and of course finances of a project in consideration. Every good and noble idea should be given a chance at the same time making sure that every penny of the donor is accounted for. I interacted with a dedicated and smart bunch of volunteers over this period, who always had innovative ideas for any project, and were knowledgeable about various issues faced by underprivileged children. After that I have been the project lead for two projects in India, AURED (focuses on children suffering from hearing disability) and Ariviyal Anandnam (provides learning aids for children from lower income groups to retain their interest in school). Every monitoring report and project review has re-affirmed my faith in the credibility and effectiveness of Vibha. The program coordinators from the grassroots organizations supported by Vibha have always lauded volunteers for their efforts in ensuring smooth functioning of the project. In the past couple of years, I took up a role as a co-lead for our annual fundraiser which exposed me to the fundraising side of Vibha. Volunteers have exhibited a great deal of professionalism and commitment in coming up with various fundraising programs and ideas, developing marketing materials, applying for grants, and maintaining good patron relations. All action centers work tirelessly for ensuring the success of a Vibha fundraiser event. It is truly motivational to be part of such an organization. I hope I can reach out and contribute more to grassroots organizations through Vibha in the future.

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

Learning about various grassroots efforts, and interacting with the beneficiaries.

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

professional, committed, innovative, knowledgeable and most importantly caring.

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

It could replicate star projects for guaranteed success.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I am volunteering with Vibha for last four years and it give immense pleasure and satisfaction that all the money we raise would go to help the kids, who do not even have access to very basic amenities.

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when i

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

Passion of the people to make a difference

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

there is a proverb " every cloud has a silver lining". i think vibha has been a silver lining to those kids whom they are nurturing and taking care of. they have always gone out of their way to take of them more than themselves. this team has been the mother and father to them. fulfilled their wishes, respected them and loved them endlessely... you know what i like about vibha is that they are focussed and self motivated and they have so much of love to give to the kids.. its been a wonderful experience with them when i joined in as volunteer. HATS OFF !!! love you guys for what ur dong..ALL THE BEST!!!

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

to love and grow and help without expecting anything in return

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

the team which supported each other in every step taking by them

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

cannot be explained in words.. any number of words cannot describe them as they have been the BEST...

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

create a dream for us ..

Ways to make it better...

i had more time to volunteer...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not sure...have been not with them lately

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-10-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for Vibha for over seven years and have felt truly empowered to make a difference for the cause of underprivileged children. First of all, I found Vibha as very open organization, willing to take on new ideas, new projects, new volunteers at the same time being extremely focused on solving the problem at hand. Vibha takes a lot of effort in not only ensuring that every dollar donated is put to best use, but also works hard to connect the dots by linking the patrons directly with the projects wherever possible as well as connecting the various projects with each other for sharing ideas and best practices.

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

its willingness to work with smaller grassroots level initiatives that lack the resources and helping them execute to achieve the end result.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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