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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EIN 22-3122761
408-997-9992
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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer for Vibha for 6 years. I have been involved in most aspects of the organization, from raising funds to selecting grantee organizations. I have seen first hand the impact that these grantee organizations have had on underprivileged children-from decreasing rates of child marriage in villages in Maharashtra to increasing the quality of public education in Tamil Nadu. Vibha is a volunteer-driven organization with its attendant strengths and weaknesses. The strengths include a committed volunteer group and low overhead costs. On the flip side this means that Vibha is reliant on a volunteer group who are juggling a busy professional career with their volunteer work. Vibha has a bright future ahead of it. Recent initiatives such as the conference for grantee organizations point to a more active role for Vibha in the quest to improve the lives of underprivileged children.

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

helping individuals and organizations make a significant difference in the lives of underprivileged children

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

The commitment of the volunteers.

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

enthusiastic,passionate and intelligent

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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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been part of this organization since 2001 and had the opportunity to work on various avenues from fund raising to selecting projects. The organization mission statement "Educate, Empower & Enable every individual who wishes to make a positive difference in the life of an underprivileged child" is what makes this organization different.

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

First Hand Experience, when I visit the projects supported by Vibha and when I see the smiles on the faces of children supported.

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

Working with several volunteers who all believed that each one of us can make a significant change to lives of underprivileged children.

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

Super dedicated, who always give in their 100%

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

Can bring opportunity to a million more kids and prove to the rest of the world that a group of committed people can change the world

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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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been volunteering for this organization since 1993. The best part of this organization is that it creates a platform for anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children.

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

Absolutely. I have seen the difference it made in the lives of thousands of children. During my visit to a project, when I saw the children play the same kind of games that I played as a child, I knew that theit childhood is being restored !!!

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

The volunteering experience with the Young volunteers is rewarding. The smiles on the faces of children is priceless !!

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

The organization has given me the opportunity to interact with some of the most dedicated people in India working directly with the children.

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

If Vibha has 10 Million bucks, it can easily implement some of the successful, replicable, and scalable models on a national scale !!

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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