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Frequently Asked Questions

What does PRASAD mean?

PRASAD has its origins in Sanskrit. Among its meanings is “a transformative gift.” Gifts are transformational for those who give and recipients who continue the giving by passing along the skills they’ve learned and sharing the benefits of their improved lives with family and community. 

How long has PRASAD been in operation?

PRASAD was founded in 1992.

Where are PRASAD’s headquarters located?

PRASAD headquarters are located in Liberty, New York, U.S.A. 

Where are PRASAD’s international licensees located?

PRASAD has licensees in Australia, France, India, Mexico, and Spain.

What and where are PRASAD’s programs?

In India, PRASAD offers a range of healthcare and sustainable community development programs. In Mexico, PRASAD provides free cataract and strabismus (crossed-eyes) surgeries for children and adults.  In the U.S., PRASAD provides dental health education and treatment to low-income children in New York State.

Can I volunteer for PRASAD?

PRASAD doesn’t recruit volunteers for fieldwork; however, we do occasionally need volunteers to assist with events, fundraising efforts, and other tasks.  For more information contact us at

How can I or my company partner with PRASAD for fundraising opportunities?

There are a variety of ways you and/or your company can support PRASAD.  Please go to Support Our Work or contact us at to learn more.

Is PRASAD a religious-based organization?

PRASAD is a nonsectarian organization.

How can I obtain an information packet on PRASAD?

Contact our U.S. headquarters via phone at 845.434.0376; via email at or via mail at PO Box 576, Ferndale, NY 12734

How are my donations used?

Most of our donors want their gifts to be used wherever the need is greatest. This allows PRASAD the flexibility to use resources as efficiently as possible. If a donation is made for a specific program, we restrict it to the exclusive use indicated by the donor. PRASAD’s financial records  are available to the public. We conform to the highest accounting and financial standards.

Support our Programs

By supporting PRASAD your donations will fund innovative solutions assisting children and communities in need.