SETU FOUNDATION is an independent Voluntary Organization (671 of 2000- Uttarakhand state under society’s reg. Act XXI of 1860, registered U/S 12A, 80G and FCRA- Govt. Of India) which has been working for social change in Garhwal region of Himalayas in North India Since year 2000. The organization is continuously contributing in providing humanitarian assistance, accessing and disseminating development related policies, programs and making these accessible to regional and grassroots CBOs through nongovernment organizational and community support, facilitating social changes and development in distinctive ways

SETU FOUNDATION is contributing in the field of medicinal plant cultivation, women empowerment, Solid Waste Management, Disability, Disaster relief, Child Health, Gender issue and Death-Birth Registration in District Dehradun, Chamoli, Tehri and Pauri Garhwal and Haridwar respectively.


Along with the activities mentioned above, currently we are working for PWD (People With Disability) in the rural area of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India. In the initial phase we are spreading awareness among the people suffering from disabilities, their family members and in the community for the rights, services and other benefits of disabled people. We are running a number of programs to strengthen the capabilities of PWDs. We are imparting knowledge needed to such people so that they can handle their day to day struggle and can adopt a mainstream life style. Organization facilitates them in their efforts of getting certification of disability, linkage to pension, educational stipends, medical/ Health insurance, facility of assistive devices, livelihood assistance and other benefits which are being provided by Govt. or NGovt. Institutions.


In order to serve physically & mentally challenged people better, organization seeks help from the people, group of people or organizations who are willing to contribute voluntarily. Those who are interested can contribute directly or through Setu Foundation, to provide physically & mentally challenged people with feasible assistive devices or to help them otherwise to make their life an easier one.

BUDS Academy

BUDS Academy is a Primary education program for less privileged children, from March 2016. BUDS ACADEMY is providing English medium primary education to less privileged children (Mostly dropouts). With its minimum resources foundation facilitate these kids with rented class rooms, teaching facilities ( 2 teachers), school maid (1), free books, stationary facilities, Uniforms, other necessary things and facilities with the support of community contribution. BUDS Academy, has completed its two successful year and entering the next year. Setu Foundation is continuously making effort to receive support of donors and volunteers for facilitating BUDS Academy to provide more qualitative facilities and creative environment in order to uplift the status of enrolled students. In addition foundation attempting to improve the financial status of concerning families through skill development and adult education as healthy and illiterate family support needed for upbringing of the child.


Presently the BUDS classes are running in some small rented rooms with minimum facilities. Foundation has arranged a space for students, books with primary stationery and teaching staff. However to sustain this effort a lot more needs to be done. Improvement in facilities will enhance the interest of student in studies along with strengthen education system of the BUDS program.
Along with this to continue the effort some necessary regular essential items are needed. In addition some regular expenses are another liabilities of BUDS as honorarium of teaching and supporting staff, rent, water and electricity bills, funds to organize some regular meetings with parents and programs for/with children.
With all these regular expense one student cost reach to Rs. 1000-1200 including faculty, furniture, uniform, books and stationary, staff and others in every month.
Foundation is seeking some sponsors who love to be a mentor of these kid/kids and can afford monthly/yearly expense of these kids to support their primary education.

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Vision & Mission

To form a society where people are healthy, educated, cultured and skilled who are ready to contribute for the further development and growth of the unprivileged sections regardless of caste, creed, religion or any other such discrimination. To contribute in conservation and balanced use of natural resources to build a safe and secure living environment; where people are economically stable, well aware and sensitized to their rights and responsibilities.


GOVERNING BODY Of Setu Foundation

The Foundation is managed and governed by the Managing Committee. The office bearers and members of the Managing Committee are elected every year in the General Body Meeting. The Managing Committee has a maximum strength of 9 members including President, Vice-President, joint-secretary, Secretary, Treasurer, all the office bearers and members of the Governing Body are Honorary. The Secretary is the CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER of the Setu Foundation.


Work with us

To strengthen our efforts, we need support/Assistance by people/ organizations wish to help underprivileged people through contributing by time, money, knowledge & skills, contacts or by any capacity of them, which can make some lives somehow somewhere bit comfortable underprivileged section of society. Money, Time, Knowledge & Skills

Activities and Events



Anunaad is an Art & culture wing of Setu Foundation (NGO Registered under society registration act 1860) and based in Rishikesh. The Group was formed in 2004 and formally named in 2014. The group now has about 30 members, mostly working professionals and students. We explore the creative world of Arts, Entertainment and Awareness; with the tool of THEATRE. Anunaad is trying to create a […]

Income Generation Activities

Income Generation Activities

To strengthen the earning hand of the villages- the youth, SETU FOUNDATION conducted various training programs for the youth groups, especially for adolescent/young girls. SETU FOUNDATION also endeavored to change the traditional pattern of cropping and motivated women to increase their share in income generation activities through medicinal plant cultivation promotion. The following training programs have been conducted: Handloom Training program for villagers in Dist. […]

Health and Sanitation

Health and Sanitation

Health and sanitation awareness is the weaker aspect of society. To bring change in the mind-sets and beliefs of the populace SETU FOUNDATION has made serious efforts by organizing awareness camps along with health camps, environment awareness camps, vaccination and other related programs like: Health Check-up Camps for Villagers in Tehri Environment awareness Camps for Villagers in Tehri Hepatitis B vaccination and Awareness Camp in […]

From The Desk of Secretary

SETU FOUNDATION is a creative, totally committed to the welfare of the needy people, and is seeking financial support to execute further programs in order to achieve its objectives and goals. We look forward to your support and suggestions to work for effective development partnerships and a better life for the needy people of the nation. “Your small contribution by time, money, knowledge & skills, contacts or by any capacity of yours, can make some lives somehow somewhere bit comfortable”.

“न धर्मो दयापरः”
No better dharma than kindness.

Sarita Bhatt

Funding & Working Partners