About Swajan

​The Swajan Foundation is a tax-exempt private operating foundation approved by the IRS in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Swajan Foundation is focused on alleviating poverty primarily through education. The foundation provides financial assistance to the students with financial need who show promise to work hard and stay focused to reach their full potential through education.

Our scholarships provide financial assistance and academic support to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students.

Over the years Swajan has provided support to many high-achieving students, who have come from low-income families and are currently employed in various organization in the public or private sectors, or pursuing higher education.


Mission Statement

The primary mission of Swajan Foundation is to alleviate poverty through education. The foundation helps underprivileged students get education which will ultimately empower them to win the battle against poverty.

The activities we engage in include but are not limited to:

  • help underprivileged students at all levels (middle schools, high schools, college & universities) by meeting their basic needs of school supplies, books, education tools, Internet connection etc

  • provide financial-aid directly to the students or the schools they go to towards tuition costs, school fees etc

  • provide coaching in order to help the students achieve their goals, realize their full potential, search jobs and get job placementf History.....


Key People

Profiles of our founder, key donors and volunteers; Swajan is grateful to their commitments and support throughout its journey. This list below includes only the active donors & volunteers (not in any particular order).


Tarun Kotal

(Founder & CEO)

Tarun Kotal is the Founder and CEO of Swajan Foundation. Tarun and his spouse are the principal benefactors of Swajan Foundation. Tarun is a software engineer by profession and he works for Google Inc in the USA. Tarun and his family are fully committed to Swajan's charitable cause.


Uttara Mukherjee

(Secretary & Treasurer)

​Uttara Mukherjee is the Secretary and Treasurer of Swajan Foundation. Uttara is one of the principal benefactors of Swajan Foundation and committed to its cause. By profession Uttara was a Vice President, HRIS at Flex Ltd. in the USA.