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2142 San Benito Drive, Fremont, CA 94539
EIN: 90-0482868

(408) 687 8186
Dear Family & Friends,


As we mark the auspicious festival of Diwali, we are pleased to announce our next partnership with Dr. Gopal Bhandarkar & the Konkani Charitable Fund. We will be raising funds for the Karnataka chapter of the Mahila Dakshata Samiti headed by Mrs. Saranya Hegde. Mahila Dakshata Samiti (MDS) holds the distinction of being the first and a leading women’s welfare organization in India. 


MDS was founded by a group of concerned female leaders and social activists in 1977 to help fight atrocities against women, including child marriage, dowry and the inhumane practice of bride-burning, and to carry forward its mission to provide “Health, Education, Equality & Empowerment” for all women and children across India and in the UK. 

The Karnataka chapter of the MDS was established in 1991. For more than 30 years, it has been a pioneer in offering family counseling and free legal aid, shelters for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse and for working tirelessly in the prevention of female infanticide. It is also dedicated to providing vocational and literacy programs and scholarships for thousands of women and children.


All donations are tax deductible and 100% of all donations paid by check to the KCF will go directly to the MDS. Checks can be made out to:


Konkani Charitable Fund

43 Spray Ct.,

Bayport, NY 11705

Contact Phone: 631-806-4098



Donors can also pay online via Paypal at We request that you send an email to Dr. Gopal Bhandarkar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you choose to make an online payment on the Konkani Charitable Fund website so that the contribution can be credited to this fundraiser. Pai Team Fundraising also has a dedicated GoFundMe page. Donors who wish to make a donation using an Indian rupee account can contact us or Dr. Gopal Bhandarkar for remittance information. To learn more about the Mahila Dakshata Samiti-Karnataka Chapter, please click here


As always, we are so grateful for your support and generosity. Every dollar raised counts more than ever. We wish you and your loved ones our very best for a joyous festive season!


Nandan, Lakshan & Arya Pai

Pai Team Fundraising 




Some of the leading charities that we support are:


• Chetana Child Development Center, Mangalore. Please watch a Youtube Video about their activities.


• Anandashram Seva Trust, Puttur. Please watch a Youtube Video about their activities.


• Srivali Trust, Shirali. Please watch a Youtube Video about their activities.


• Vishwa Konkani Kendra, Mangalore. Please watch a Youtube Video about their activities.


Click here for the entire list.



Welcome to Konkani Charitable Fund (EIN: 90-0482868) 

Konkani Charitable Fund is a group of Konkanis residing in North America who are trying to help needy Konkanis worldwide. This group was founded shortly after North American Konkani Association Sammelan 2008 in Santa Clara, CA with an idea that if we can have over 1300 delegates from all over come to meet and celebrate our heritage and culture, imagine what we can do to harness that energy and enthusiasm in a positive direction for social service. Read more...



Konkani Charitable Fund Inc. is a registered non-profit charitable organization under IRS code 501(C)(3). Our EIN# is 90-0482868



Konkani Charitable Fund Inc.

2142 San Benito Drive, Fremont, CA 94539

EIN: 90-0482868

phone: (408) 687 8186






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