Founded on the belief that every child counts
More than 28 years ago, CHI was founded when a group of professional women in New York decided to step outside their professional lives and create something larger than themselves–a grassroots organization named Children’s Hope India–with a modest donation of $200 each. Their support helped begin to lift 70 children out of poverty through regular meals, shelter, activities such as painting, as well as providing counseling services. For two decades CHI’s founders called on their passion and dedication to vulnerable children to nurture and grow the organization into what it is today: more than 20 projects, impacting 300,000 children across India and the United States with education, nutrition, medical support and wellness. Read more about CHI’s founding here. Learn more about CHI initiatives.
Our team of dedicated members and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure we are constantly evolving and helping grassroots initiatives grow and innovate. Their work also helps us to judiciously control expenses, while providing initiatives the capital to grow: 90% of all donations go directly towards initiatives. Learn more about the CHI approach and how you can help. Learn more about the CHI approach and how you can help.