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.
|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.