The Hope Foundation (HOPE) is a development organisation working to provide sustainable pathways out of poverty and advocate for the rights and equal treatment of vulnerable children and communities in West Bengal, India.

The power and potential of a child is often suppressed by poverty, discrimination, and violence. However, in today’s world every child should have the right to be healthy, educated, protected, and valued in their own family and society. To create long-lasting change, we empower the children, their families, and their communities to access their rights and break free of the cycle of poverty.

Since 1999, The Hope Foundation has been building a strong partnership with children, families, government departments and civil society organisations fighting for the rights of children through 56 projects supported by more than 500 members of staff in India.

HOPE believes that a strong civic society influences long-term and sustainable change and thus adopts a rights-based approach. HOPE work with 6 local partners; Hope Kolkata Foundation, Pashchim Banga Krira O Janakalyan Parisad, Bhoruka Welfare Trust, HIVE India, Iswar Sankalpa, Society For Indian Children’s Welfare whose ethos and dedication to reduce poverty are in line with that of The Hope Foundation’s and who have comprehensive understanding on socio-economic capacities and capabilities of the communities we work with.

Our Vision

‘A world where it should never hurt to be a child’. Restoring childhoods to children and sustainability to individuals and communities.

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for the most marginalised street and slum connected children and communities, primarily in India. Ensuring their basic rights and enhancing their dignity of life, through protection, health, education, and economic development in a sustainable life cycle approach. Achieving this mission through fundraising activities and initiatives.

Core Values

  • Accountability: We are accountable. We believe in transparency and in making ourselves accountable to all of our donors, supporters, and beneficiaries. We are committed to the highest standards of governance and best practice in all areas of our work.
  • Collaboration: We collaborate. Communities are at the heart of our work. We believe in building and fostering partnerships at different levels at home and abroad in order to leverage local, regional, and global strength for sustainable development.
  • Equality: We treat one another equally. We are committed to promoting equality by removing barriers that stop the full participation of every individual, group, or community in public or political life. We believe in and promote inclusivity and diversity inside and outside of our workplace.
  • Innovation: We are innovative. We believe in the power of great ideas. We are always open to accepting and developing new and creative ideas; ideas which will enhance systematic change for sustainable solutions.
  • Integrity: We have integrity. We aspire to the highest standards of honesty and encourage critical thinking for further development. We never compromise on quality and act in the best interests of those with whom we work.
  • Respect: We are respectful. We respect the people we work for and on behalf of. We respect ourselves; we respect our colleagues and our community. We have fostered an organization that enables and encourages respect.
  • Caring for the environment: We are responsible. We are responsible for our contributions to the organization’s value for saving the planet. We must act decisively and responsibly to protect the environment. We must aim towards creating a clean and green environment and reducing our carbon footprint.