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.

You can learn more about the Asha for Education parent organization here.

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 our chapter’s events:

  • Diwali Craft Workshop

    Let’s meet to create some vibrant Diwali crafts! This workshop is perfect for families looking to explore their creative side together while also supporting a good cause. Kids (5+) can join this workshop and must be accompanied by a parent.

    Saturday, Oct 28th, 3PM-5PM
    @ Microsoft Millenium campus
    (Exact location will be communicated to registered attendees)

    Register by donating here (min $30 for first attendee and $25 for each additional attendee) and forwarding the donation receipt to this email address.

    Get all the materials needed for the workshop for a nominal fee. The kit will include metallic paint pods, 1 brush, craft paper, glue, etc.

  • Train to Educate

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