About Asha Seattle

Asha for Education is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing about socio-economic change in India primarily through education. We pride ourselves on being an action group that keeps the administrative expenses to 3% and disburses 97% of donations to our partner groups in India.

Seattle chapter of Asha, formed in December 1994, actively supports development initiatives in health care and livelihood, care for people with special needs, and gender issues in addition to education related projects. We are one of the largest of Asha’s 46 chapters worldwide, stewarding 32 of Asha’s 180 grassroots partner projects across India and providing 20% of Asha’s annual donations alone.

We look forward to your support in realizing our mission.


To make a tax-deductible donation, click here.

CharityNavigator has given Asha a perfect score for the last 7 years in a row based on our transparency and accountability, and in 2020 recognized Asha as one of the top charities in the world providing COVID-19 relief to the most vulnerable communities in the world.


As a 100% volunteer-run charity, we’re always looking for more eager volunteers who are passionate about our cause!
If you’re interested in volunteering with us, please fill in our new volunteer form.

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To keep up with latest events around our chapter

  • Urgent: COVID-19 2nd Wave Rapid Response

    India is facing a humanitarian crisis.
    Donate today to help Asha’s grassroots-level partner projects across India save lives in underprivileged communities through vital healthcare and livelihood assistance.
    Donate directly on our website or on our Facebook fundraiser.

  • Asha Learn – Cook with Divs

    Sundays April 18 – May 9 at 4PM PST / 7PM EST
    Details and registration at aka.ms/AshaLearn
    RSVP on our Facebook event!

  • Team Asha – Run for Asha

    Join Team Asha’s Running, Yoga, & Strength training programs to help you achieve your fitness goals, while supporting the education of underprivileged children in India!