My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Hindu American Foundation, Washington, DC, USA
Hindu-American Foundation is a much needed organization which finally has come into being. Many times I felt frustrated seeing wrong depiction of Hinduism in books, newspapers, TV, Movies, Radio etc. and wished some public relation entity was there to handle it. This nonprofit is trying to do that from lobbying on Capital Hill to take legal action during California Text Book controversy.
Still much more is needed to be done. Lack of funds can be overcome by tapping into energy of young volunteers which are plentiful in young Hindu American community. Foundation should pay more attention to community outreach.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I myself was filled with joy and pride when I came to know that President Obama attended Diwali celebrations in White House. This organization had worked toward that direction.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would turn it into an umbrella organization representing Hindu Americans of all sorts by inviting everyone, who calls him/herself Hindu to join, with a small membership fee and making them welcome to participate in all ongoing projects according to their capacity.