Help us build a Center for Visual and Performing Arts!

We aim to build a creative space devoted to the empowerment of our students through artistic expression. The Anjali Center for Visual and Performing Arts will be a modern studio for classes in drawing, sculpting, dance, acting, and vocal and instrumental music.

Why the Arts?

This center will support our students in finding inner peace, developing confidence in themselves, discovering their creative abilities, and fostering a greater appreciation for the arts in traditional Indian culture and other cultures from around the world. Given the backgrounds of our students, a safe space for imagination and self-expression through art, music, dance, and acting can be a stimulus for healing and growth, and a place to find enjoyment and peace away from the realities they may experience beyond school grounds.


Anjali 2020 Campaign

The goal of Anjali 2020 is to raise $170,000 to expand and upgrade our school, provide nutritious lunches and offer students opportunities beyond 5th Grade.

This Goal Is for $30,000.

With $30,000, we can build a large combined space for the Arts ($13,000), provide instruments to the students for instrumental classes ($5,000), provide four years of materials for classes in drawing, painting, and ceramics ($5,000), and hire an arts teacher for four years ($7,000).

View our other Anjali 2020 Campaign goals.

How to Contribute

PayPal and Mail-In Form

We count on continuous support from donors to sustain the school and fund our new initiatives. Donations can be made directly through our website using the secured PayPal form to the left or by mail using the following Printable Donation Form (Click Here). The secured online form allows for donations to be made with PayPal through DonorBox (specifically designed for nonprofits).

All Donations Tax-Deductible

Functioning as our sister organization and permanent partner in the United States, the Sonoma Ashram Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and service organization.

All contributions made to the Anjali School through the Sonoma Ashram Foundation (incorporated under the name Sri Sarveshwari Samooh) using the PayPal or mail-in forms are tax-deductible as per IRS law. Tax ID: #94-3151595

A receipt of your contribution will be sent to the email address provided, for your records and tax purposes.

Recurring (Monthly) Donations

If you selected to contribute a monthly donation, will send you an email shortly after your intial donation, with instructions on how to manage your recurring plan. Recurring donations can be stopped or continued at any time.

Mentor a Student

Beyond a financial contribution, it is incredibly meaningful for our students to connect with people from all walks of life, and gain exposure to the world outside of Varanasi. If you selected to connect with a student, one of Anjali's students will send you a written letter following your contribution. If you would like, there will also be opportunities to mentor our students through Email or Skype.


Anjali School is looking for people who are eager to volunteer their time. We welcome all volunteers in any capacity who are motivated to work with us. We are especially looking for those experienced in teaching, exam tutoring, curriculum development, organization management, social media outreach, and fundraising. If you are interested in pursuing a volunteer opportunity with Anjali School, please visit our Contact Us page or contact Raju Bhardwaj at +91-9621071492 or Please join our dedicated team!

Become an Advocate for Anjali

The cost to build a modern Center for the Arts for our students and the wider community is $30,000. Every contribution of any amount brings us closer to reaching this goal. Please consider donating and tell your friends and family about Anjali School. There's no better way to make an impact than to become an active advocate yourself.

Thank You!

Thank You!