Hindu American Foundation

  • DC

Address

910 17th St. NW
Suite 1180
Washington
DC
20006
United States

About Us

Our Vision

To sustain a leading institution of Hindu American advocacy for the promotion of human dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism.

Our Mission

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is an advocacy organization for the Hindu American community. The Foundation educates the public about Hinduism, speaks out about issues affecting Hindus worldwide, and builds bridges with institutions and individuals whose work aligns with HAF’s objectives. HAF focuses on human and civil rights, public policy, media, academia, and interfaith relations. Through its advocacy efforts, HAF seeks to cultivate leaders and empower future generations of Hindu Americans.

The Hindu American Foundation is not affiliated with any religious or political organizations or entities. HAF seeks to serve Hindu Americans across all sampradayas (Hindu religious traditions) regardless of race, color, national origin, citizenship, caste, gender, sexual orientation, age and/or disability.  

Our Objectives & Goals

Objective 1: Promote pluralism and mutual respect amongst peoples

Objective 2: Ensure an accurate understanding of Hinduism as a living tradition

Objective 3: Highlight and secure the human rights of Hindus around the globe

Objective 4: Represent the Hindu American community’s needs and interests to institutions influencing and making policy

Objective 5: Solve contemporary problems by applying Hindu philosophy

Objective 6: Build a sustainable institution that will remain a pre-eminent advocate for Dharma communities for future generations

Our Guiding Principles

Satya.
 Be truthful. We pride ourselves in offering programming and information with accuracy, integrity, and honesty.
 
Ahimsa. Be non-harmful. We aspire to work and communicate fairly and respectfully.
 
Viveka. Be discerning. We approach our work through careful contemplation, reason, and consensus building.
 
Nutana. Be innovative. We aspire to keep our work and approach relevant to our constituents by being creative, innovative, and flexible.
 
Sadbhavana. Promote collaboration. We seek out partnerships with other individuals and organizations to forward our objectives.
 
Kutumbakam. Build a positive team and family spirit. We value and respect each other as individuals, work well together as a team, and respect each other’s work/life balance.
 
Utsaah. Be passionate. We are passionate about Hindu Dharma, the global community, and our work.

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