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about Mahesh Foundation

About Us

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About Mahesh Foundation

We Believe we can make a difference

Mahesh Foundation is one of the top NGOs in India working for HIV-positive and underprivileged children. Mahesh Foundation was started in 2008 and since then has been working to uplift HIV-positive and underprivileged children. Over the years, our Foundation's Care Home has significantly impacted the lives of over 4,200 children through our Care Home, providing them with a safe and supportive space to grow and thrive.

Furthermore, our Community Support program has positively influenced the lives of 81,000 socially disadvantaged families affected by HIV. Mahesh Foundation is committed to raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. We have reached 900,000 school and college students. We have supported the education of 38,000 underprivileged children.

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Our Mission

To enable medically challenged and underprivileged children to live an independent and dignified life.

Our Vision

To realize a world without the Stigma & Discrimination attached to HIV/AIDS & empowering Children afflicted with this disease.


Our values are Drive, Passion, Integrity, Teamwork & working with Transparency
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Our Strategies

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The Mahesh Foundation was created to help those who are facing health challenges and don't have many resources. Their goal is to give them a chance to live on their own with dignity.


The Mahesh Foundation began when its founder, Mahesh Jadhav, met a young boy, just 4 years old, at the Government Hospital in Belagavi. Since then, they have supported more than 4200 children who are HIV-positive and helped 38,000 kids in need all across the state of Karnataka.

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Our Team
Managing Committee

Mahesh Foundation leadership collective comprising of Regional and Functional Directors who provide strategic direction to organizational objectives.

Mentors & Inspirations

Mahesh Foundation wisdom collective which shares a firm belief in the value of public trust and holds children’s interests above all else.

Our Team

One of Mahesh Foundation’s biggest strengths is its people, who ensure they strive to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision while upholding its values.

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Awards & Recognitions
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Mahesh jadhav
Vaibhav Phalnikar Memorial Award in 2012
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Mahesh jadhav receiving Asamanya Kannadiga
Asamanya Kannadiga in 2018
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Mahesh jadhav receiving Hemmeya Kannadiga award
Hemmeya Kannadiga 2018
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Media Coverage
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Our Financials

Transparency is one of Mahesh Foundation’s core values. Every single rupee donated is utilized with utmost transparency.
We keep updating our financial statements, on our website.

Each HIV-positive child has the right to live an independent and dignified life.

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