Welcome to The Hope Foundation USA

The Hope Foundation is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata and the most underprivileged in India. HOPE works to effect immediate and lasting change in their lives.

By extending support to children and their communities via 60 on the ground projects, HOPE provides sustainable holistic solutions to protection and development. By providing healthcare, counselling and education, HOPE ensures children in its care enter adulthood equipped with the tools and support they need to live healthy and happy lives.

To date HOPE has helped over 2.9 million people.

View & Download the HOPE Annual Overview 2020/2021

What We Do

The Hope Foundation rescues thousands of children from the streets and slums of Kolkata, helping to improve their quality of life and give them a better future.

Funding over 60 projects HOPE reaches out to the most forgotten and vulnerable.

Protection

We work to prevent abuse and exploitation of children by rescuing children from starvation and providing life-saving healthcare.

Drugs Rehabilitation

Solvent abuse is a major problem for many young people in Kolkata and Howrah Station is home to many homeless people.

Education

The Hope Foundation believes that education is the passport out of poverty. It is the key to building an independent, successful life.

Vocational Training

We are committed to sustainable development. Being able to earn a living from a skill is a long term solution to poverty.

Healthcare

Improving the health of street children and families living in the slums of Kolkata is a priority in our fight against poverty.

Nutrition

The combination of malnutrition and infection is the leading cause of death among young children in developing countries.

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Latest News

Win a Victorian Home in Cork, Ireland

HOPE USA is delighted to announce that Deirdre Mackesy, long term supporter of The Hope Foundation in Ireland, is raffling off her property and business, for $65 per ticket, and a portion of the raffle’s proceeds will be donated to HOPE. Deirdre Mackesy is the proud owner of Robin Hill Sanctuary, which overlooks Cobh Harbor,…

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Likeskills Tailoring Unit Graduates

Everyone at HOPE is incredibly proud of our most recent Likeskills Tailoring Unit graduates! We wish you all the very best of luck for the future. We are delighted that HOPE Lifeskills Training Institute has helped you gain qualifications to further your careers. Thank you to Kolkata crop nutrition brand, Indorama, for their support on…

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Footsteps for HOPE

Footsteps for HOPE Make every step count towards educating street children in Kolkata. From 12th April to 24th May 2022 Sign up with friends, family, and colleagues, to take on HOPE’s exciting new fitness challenge and raise vital funds, and awareness for HOPE’s education projects in Kolkata. The challenge is to accumulate as many steps…

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Donor Dashboard

Did you know that when you make a donation to HOPE on our website you can view and manage your donation history via our “Donor Dashboard”?

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Picture clockwise Kunal Sood, MeiMei Fox, Alexandra Mysoor, Drue Kataoka, Laura Muranka The Hope Foundation USA offers a sincere thank you to Kunal Sood and Laura Muranaka of We The Future and We The Planet, whose Clubhouse fundraiser brought in thousands of dollars of donations to HOPE’s Covid Emergency Response campaign, supporting HOPE Hospital in…

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Food Distribution Begins

We have now extended our COVID emergency response to feeding those affected by the crisis in the street and slum communities.

Kolkata is now in partial lock-down. Daily laborers, migrant workers, and their families are running out of food. We need to reach these families and hand out food packs.

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Live from Ireland Webcast

We want to take this opportunity to thank our donors and friends for your support for The Hope Foundation by providing for your enjoyment a “Live from Ireland” webcast on the afternoon of Friday, March 19, 2021 from 3:00 to 6:00 Eastern Standard Time, featuring: Eddie Lenihan – acclaimed as “Ireland’s greatest living storyteller” Nuadán– one…

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A Tragic Announcement from Maureen

“We have been through difficult days at HOPE over the years, today is the absolute worst of them. Today, in complete shock and devastation we announce the untimely and sudden death of our beloved Geeta Venkadakrishnan. There will never be anyone like Geeta, this loss is almost impossible for us to put into words. She…

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HOPE Heroes – Chiranjit Mondal

We at HOPE are both inspired and heartbroken at what our colleagues in Kolkata are dealing with during a devastating time. We wanted to share the stories of these inspirational heroes with you all, we think it shows the incredible people on the ground in Kolkata working tirelessly thanks to your donations. Our HOPE Heroes series will share thoughts and stories from our extraordinary colleagues.

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Cyclone Amphan Update

Kolkata in the Aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, June 2020 Cyclone Amphan has hit the states of West Bengal and Odisha hard and the impact is exacerbated due to the existing pandemic in the country. The situation in India is dire. Food shortages and lack of access to healthcare are continuing to make life unbearable for…

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Emergency Response Update

Due to all your generous donations more than 8,500 families have received supplies and managed to stay in quarantine to stop the spread of the virus. That is approximately 40,000 people who would otherwise have nothing to eat.

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HOPE Starts it’s COVID-19 Emergency Response

This week the city of Kolkata has been placed in lockdown for 21 days. Because of this, all our projects in the slums and working with street communities have been temporarily placed on hold because of the governments directive. The HOPE hospital and our protection homes are fully operating at present and will continue to do so.

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