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 3 million people.

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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.


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.


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.


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


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

How You Can Get Involved
Latest News

Maureen Forrest to retire from her Role as Honorary Director

The Hope Foundation would like to formally announce the retirement of Maureen Forrest from her role as Honorary Director. Maureen is stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the Irish organisation and assuming the role of Founding President. As such she will be a member of the HOPE Ireland Board and a member of a…


Get Involved with the Street Child Cricket World Cup

The Street Children Cricket World Cup (SCCWC) 2023 will take place in India in Oct. & Nov. 2023, and we would love your involvement! HOPE in Kolkata, is participating in this incredible event, where street children from HOPE’s programs will play cricket for Team India. This event is a fantastic opportunity for street children’s voices…


VIDEO: Dr. Raili Roy visits HOPE projects in Kolkata

Dr. Raili Roy, HOPE USA’s Executive Director and Fundraising Officer, recently spent a month in Kolkata visiting all of HOPE’s vital programs and meeting our amazing colleagues in India. Please take a few minutes to follow her journey on the video below!

Dr. Raili Roy joins the HOPE team

HOPE USA are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr.Raili Roy as HOPE USA Executive Director and Fundraising Officer. Raili is a scholar in Gender Studies and Comparative Women’s history, and has a Ph.D. in Women and Gender Studies. She has researched extensively on different community-based organizations working on women’s empowerment in Kolkata and in…


Enika’s Arangetram

On June 18th, Enika Kerr, a dedicated supporter of HOPE USA, celebrated her “arangetram” – a graduation ceremony for Indian classical dancers. For her arangetram, she performed seven different classical Indian dances, with skill, dedication, and tangible passion. She began formal training for this endeavor in July 2021, but started dancing at the age of…


Greenwich Academy Bake Sale

Fifi Fernandez, cousin of HOPE USA’s Social Media and Fundraising Officer, Ellie Dixon, held a bake sale on May 12th to raise funds and awareness for HOPE’s life-saving projects in Kolkata, India. The bake sale took place at Fifi’s school, Greenwich Academy (GA), a K-12 college-preparatory school in Connecticut. As GA is also an all-girls…


Gifts of HOPE – Your Donations in Action

Recently we distributed the Gifts of HOPE that our wonderful supporters purchased at Christmas. Animals like clutches of chickens, goats and cows were handed over to underprivileged families living in rural areas of West Bengal as part of our sustainable livelihood program. Healthy animals provide a sustainable source of food while also allowing the family…


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…


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”?


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…


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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