Seva - Compassion in Action
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Seva Foundation

"Seva's efforts create hope and happiness worldwide for so many people in difficult conditions. I've always been amazed and cheered by their good works and I've been very happy to help them in their fundraising efforts."

Bruce Hornsby
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."

Tea Leaf Green

Seva Foundation

“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."

Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”

Bonnie Raitt
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"For 30 years Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations. Thank you Seva."

Jackson Browne
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"Seva takes the impulse towards generosity and turns it into compassionate action that helps people in real need. I honor my friends and relations by giving to Seva in their name — the entire world benefits. I hope you'll join me."

Peter Coyote
Actor / Writer

Seva Foundation

"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."

Joan Baez
Singer / Humanitarian Activist

Seva Foundation

"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"

Phil Lesh
The Grateful Dead

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3seconds_thumb.jpg Every 5 Seconds
Every 5 seconds, someone goes blind, but 80% of this blindness is preventable or curable.

For 35 years, Seva and our partners have restored sight to over 3 million people in places such as: Cambodia, Nepal, Tanzania, India, Bangladesh, and Guatemala.
TOMS_WSD_Youtube_1.jpg World Sight Day 2013
When Bahadur's wife heard about Seva's free eye camp happening near their home in the Himalayas, they went on a journey to restore his sight, changing their lives forever.
sevameantoyou_thumb.jpg What Does Seva Mean to You?
We asked Dr. Chundak Tenzing, Seva's Sight Program Director: "What does 'Seva' Mean to you?"
sevarestoressight.jpg Seva's Remote Surgical Eye Camps
Meet Bombadur Tamang, a patient who received the gift of sight at a recent surgical camp in Nepal. He was so happy with the result that he sang a song thanking Seva and our donors!
Ram Dass Ram Dass on the Founding of Seva
Seva Foundation co-founder and Lifetime Board member, Ram Dass, tells the story of Seva's founding in 1978. Also, Larry and Girija Brilliant, Wavy Gravy and other Seva co-founders discuss the spiritual motivations for their work.

Thanks to Seva board member Mickey Lemle for providing this excerpt from his film Fierce Grace.
[object Object] The Partnership of Seva and Aravind Eye Hospital
The story of Seva and Aravind's mission to restore sight to the blind and create an extraordinary model of health care service delivery for developing countries.

Featuring Seva Co-founder Dr. Larry Brilliant, Center for Innovation in Eye Care Director Suzanne Gilbert, and honoring the vision of Dr. Venkataswamy.

Special thanks to PBS Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro and the program Untold Stories.
[object Object] Dr. Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Prize winner and Seva partner Dr. Muhammad Yunus speaks about the Grameen Bank and solutions to poverty.
[object Object] Infinite Vision: The Story of "Dr. V"
The story of the late Dr. Venkataswamy, a co-founder and longtime board member of Seva Foundation — fondly referred to by friends and associates as Dr. V.

Filmmaker Pavithra Krishnan shows how this eye surgeon from India made it his mission to restore sight to the blind and created an extraordinary model of health care service delivery for developing countries.
[object Object] TED Talk: Aravind, partner of Seva for over 30 years
Aravind's Thulasiraj Ravilla presents a TED Talk explaining the need for this important work in India and around the world.
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