About Us


HOPE IN LIFE FOUNDATION is a US IRS Code 501(c)(3) public charity based in Irvine, California.  Its sister organization is SHURU KOLKATA in India.

Board of Directors:  the Board of Directors is comprised of X members holding various administrative and operational roles.  All members of the Board are volunteers.  No member receives a salary.

Advisory Board:  the Advisory Board is comprised of X members who provide expertise and advice on various subject matters, as needed, to the Foundation.  All work is volunteer and pro bono.

Volunteers:  individuals who provide their time and expertise on a pro bono basis.


We will seek partnerships and alliances with established, effective in-country local programs that need assistance to carry out their missions.  They will be aligned with our core beliefs and principles.  They will meet the criteria set out by the Foundation to ensure effective organizational structure, resources, and outcomes.

The Foundation has the following alliances:

  • United Nations Association of USA, Orange County Chapter
  • United Religions Initiative

Currently the Foundation has partnered with:

  • Shuru Kolkata, India
  • Gyanodaya Foundation, Mumbai, India
  • Divine Art of Yoga Center, La Habra, California/Support to Hethauda School in Nepal


The Board of Directors meets quarterly to review the operations of the Foundation, reviewing progress, events, and participation.  A financial report is provided at each meeting.

Strategic planning for the following fiscal year lays out the plans for fund-raising, information awareness, attendance at events that align with the Foundation’s mission, and travel to participant program sites.

A five-year plan will be developed beginning in 2019.


Fund-raising will include the following:

  • Direct donations
  • Events (i.e., musicals, plays, fashion shows, dinners)
  • Grant funding


The Foundation is audited by  an independent firm every 2-3 years.

All financial records are available for inspection.

A member of the Board is responsible for maintaining the financial records for the Foundation.  This person is approved by the Executive Board of Directors.

A bank account for the Foundation is maintained separately and apart from any other financial transactions, and signatories to this bank account include the following:  Chair of the Board, Financial Advisor to the Board, and Secretary to the Board.

Donations to the respective approved programs are approved by the Board with a majority vote.

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