DaanUtsav (earlier called the Joy of Giving Week) is India’s ‘festival of giving’.

Launched in 2009, the festival is celebrated every year – commencing on Gandhi Jayanti – from October 2 to 8. From auto rickshaw drivers to CEOs, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders and media personnel, millions of people from all walks of life come together during this week to give their time, money, resources, or skills back to society.

The Diya ‘Giving Tree’ is filled with the immediate needs of our trainees. Pick one or more branches that call to you and make a difference in the lives of our trainees by donating to that branch. Donations may be made in kind by delivering them to our centre, or by online transfers to our bank acount – details given below.

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love” – Saint Theresa of Calcutta.

Wish tree Diya Foundation (1)

Donations to Diya are channeled toward covering the following expenses. If you wish your donation to go to a specific goal, please write to us with details of the donation after it has been made.

General Fund: Diya needs Rs. 50,00,000/- per year

Land/ Building Fund: We are targeting a corpus of Rs. 5 Crores

Cost per trainee per month: Rs. 5,000/-

Transportation Cost per trainee per month: Rs. 1,500/-


You can make your donation through the following channels:

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Direct Transfer to:


A/c# 30867158934

IFSC# SBIN0002263

State Bnak Of India,

Richards Town Branch, Bangalore




Impact on Diya through volunteer support.

  1. Trainee Program: Daily goals (Volunteers work with trainees and support them on fulfilling daily work goal through one-on-one interaction, mentoring, follow-up and impact through payroll giving.
  2. Funding Options:  Trainee stipends, trainer salaries, trainee health and well-being, General Fund, Land and building corpus

You can help us to “make a difference” in a number of ways. It can be done through donations, volunteering to organise events, writing grant proposals or preparing donor communication.

INTERESTED? Write to us at diyafoundationvocational@gmail.com