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, and 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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Upcoming/Ongoing Events
  • Virtual Trivia – Disney

    We’ve postponed this event due to low enrollment. Don’t worry – we’ll soon be announcing the new dates and details of the event!

    Date/Time: To Be Announced
    Join us for a virtual Disney-themed trivia contest!

    Register your team for just $15, and compete to win a $25 gift card to family-run bookstore Brick & Mortar Books!
    RSVP on Facebook

  • Performing To Uplift
    Ongoing Challenge

    Share your talents virtually while raising funds for Asha!

    1. Post a video of you performing anything you’d like, with the hashtag #PerformingToUplift
    2. Donate and ask viewers to donate to tinyurl.com/PerformingToUplift
    3. Challenge 3 friends to do the same!