Akanksha Education Fund


Our Mission

To build a network of high-performing and innovative schools to empower children/young adults from underserved communities to maximize their potential and to influence the ecosystem.

Our Vision

To equip all children with the knowledge, skills, and values they need to lead empowered lives.

Akanksha in Hindi, means “TO ASPIRE.”

Established over 23 years ago, Akanksha Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) publicly supported not-for-profit organization in the U.S. that supports initiatives to improve access to high-quality education for the disadvantaged children in India.

Akanksha leverages the generous donations of individuals, foundations and corporations in the U.S. who see education as the key factor in ending the generational cycle of poverty . Akanksha Education Fund has raised and granted millions to The Akanksha Foundation (a registered Indian charity), which currently operates 26 best-in-class schools for under-resourced children in the Indian cities of Mumbai, Pune, and Nagpur.

Any donations to the Akanksha Education Fund not explicitly restricted for a particular project will be utilized for the charitable purposes Akanksha Education Fund determines are most urgent and align with our goal to provide a transformative education to children in low-income communities.