Washington, DC (January 12, 2017) – Thanks to the generosity of HAF members, we are providing $12,000 in direct grants to 11 organizations to support Bhutanese Hindu Americans! The individual grant amounts were determined based on a number of factors including the amount of funding requested, the specific programs or events needing funding, and the organization’s overall need for funding. This year, grants are helping to send children to a Hindu heritage camp, teach traditional Bhutanese dance, rent for shared community space, and so much more.

Organization Amount
Bhutanese American Organization-Philadelphia $1,000
Bhutanese Community of Lowell, Inc. (BCL) $2,000
Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire (BCNH) $1,000
Bhutanese Hindu Community of Georgia (BHCG) $2,000
Bhutanese-Nepali Community of Columbus (BNCC) $2,000
Himalayan Festival USA $250
Hindu Buddhist Community Foundation $250
Hindu Cultural and Education Center (HCEC) $900
Hindu Sanatan Parishad of Michigan (HSPOM) $1,500
SEWA International USA Inc $500
Triad Nepalese Community Center (TNCC) $500


The Gummakonda Reddy Foundation has generously supported HAF and this particular grant program for the past several years, allowing us to increase both our advocacy efforts and our support of the Bhutanese refugees. In recognition of the Gummakonda Reddy Foundation’s continued generosity, HAF has renamed the grant in its honor.

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