The Liberty Foundation was started to face the fundamental challenge of our time: How do we create a better society and better environment for this generation and the generations to come? Searching for the answer(s) to this guiding question has become the prime directive of the Liberty Foundation and its friends and supporters. United in this cause, we have been able to establish a literal foundation to undertake projects of increasing magnitude and scope for the benefit of humanity.
Creation – The foundation started with contributions in the form of gifts and donations from Sailesh R. and Manidipa Chowdhury, members of the Chowdhury Family, friends of the Chowdhury Family, and Basic Commerce and Industries (BCI), a US-based systems and software engineering firm.
Policy – The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority for its operation. The source of financial support of the foundation’s operation and programming is from the gifts, donations, and proceeds from events, sponsored and organized by the foundation. The trustees and advisors of the foundation explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, recommending and approving projects for funding.
Past and Ongoing Projects
“People to People Student Ambassador Programs”
Donations are made to this prestigious US-based charity started by the 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
“Habitat for Humanity”
Donations are made to support construction projects for those in low income areas to participate in the process of building and owning a home of their own. This program makes strides to involve people in the community for the positive cause of helping others with real home ownership.
“American Red Cross”
Donations are made to the American Red Cross’s disaster relief funds as well as contributions to the general fund.
The Liberty Foundation contributed directly to CII’s Tsunami Relief Fund after that natural disaster.
Donations are made yearly to UNICEF’s general fund and specifically to support humanitarian causes and special situations.
Donations are made yearly to Ekal Vidyalaya for promoting primary education in India.
“Dana-Farber Cancer Research Institute”
Donations are made to support this organization’s efforts in cancer research. The Liberty Foundation has made specific donations toward research in thoracic oncology.
Building schools like the Vivekenanda School of Sri Ramakrishna Sevashram in West
Bengal, India is part of the cornerstone drive of the Liberty Foundation. This school will
immensely benefit in educating and enabling the community it was constructed within.
University Scholarships and Grants
By providing scholarship and grant money to the Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
(www.jadavpur.edu), the Liberty Foundation can support education and research and
development at one of India’s premier Universities.
The Liberty Foundation contributes to various vocational and training and enablement
programs both in the form of donations and lending speakers/educators from its vast
array of resourses.
There are many other charities the Liberty Foundation contributes to both monetarily and by providing volunteers. For more information, please see our contact information portions of this website.
Contributed to the other following organizations:
-Foundation of UMDNJ (http://www.umdnj.edu)
-Share and Care Foundation (http://www.shareandcare.org)
-The Loomba Trust (http://www.theloombatrust.org)
-Vidyasagar Foundation (http://www.vidyasagarfoundation.org)