Swajan Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization and its primary mission is to alleviate poverty through education. Swajan operates in USA as well as in India.

Our Programs

  1. In India, the foundation provides financial assistance to disadvantaged students 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 middle school, high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Besides the scholarship the Foundation provides in person coaching to the 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 in India and abroad.

  2. Swajan also provides support for childcare services for the families in need in Bay Area, California.

India Complex (community center)

The facility has modern amenities such as high speed Internet, projector, computer, sound system and a small library.

Swajan's monthly students meetings, quarterly guardian meetings and annual get together are held here.

We also have programs for the India's Independence day (August 15th), Basanta Utsav (festival of Holi), Baishe Srabon (celebration of Tagore's life) etc. held at the facility and people from local community participate in those events as well.

The students who are enrolled into our scholarships program use the facility for group studies, use the internet for course work, online studies, job searching etc.

The students who are not enrolled also join us to learn together and use the facility.


Recent Event

August 7, 1941, Calcutta. On this day, a period of prolonged, agonizing illness ended with the death of Rabindranath Tagore at his Jorasanko home. The Bengali calendar read: 22 Shrabon, 1349. Every year, the 22nd day of Shrabon, irrespective of the Gregorian or ‘English’ calendar, has therefore been a day of mourning in Bengal.

We are celebrating Tagore’s life and legacy at Swajan Foundation’s India complex.


Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022.