About Children of Ma Foundation
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Children of Ma Anandamayi Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, supporting Indian women and children who are impoverished and lacking opportunities for advancement. Children of MA funds projects in India, providing women and children with basic necessities and education. All of Children of Ma’s sponsored projects are guided by the teachings of India’s great saint, Sri Ma Anandamayi.
In 2009, this work began with an organization called Shantipuri Friends. The Shantipuri Friends Foundation supported two sets of projects – an ashram and school in Omkareshwar under the direction of Swami Gurusharanananda, and a set of programs in Puri under the direction of Swami Nirvananda Saraswati. The two projects were unrelated, but shared a common vision – serving the poor by providing basic necessities and education.
In 2013, the founders decided to separate the two programs. A bridge program called the Sadananda Foundation was used to separate the funds for the two organizations. In 2014, the the Children of Ma Anandamayi Foundation was incorporated as a separate organization, supporting women and children in need. Shantipuri Friends continues to support people in need in Puri, India.
Children of Ma is an all-volunteer organization.
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