FRIENDS OF VRINDAVAN
Friends of Vrindavan is an active sewa (service) NGO with fully accountable and transparent operations. A community enterprise initiative focusing on enviro-regeneration and care based on spiritual values which are deeply ingrained in the cultural traditions of Vrindavan.
Who we are
Friends of Vrindavan (FoV-India) was founded in 1997. Its founders felt that the ecological heritage of Braj, represented by the groves, Yamuna and the sacred Braj raj (dust) of Vrindavan is in great danger and desired to serve this sacred land by taking some concrete steps. FoV dedicates its services for the environment, with focus on conserving the ecological and cultural heritage of the Braj region focusing on Vrindavan. It mixes traditional methods and modern technology to sustain shared natural resources of Braj, the holy abode of the Divine Couple Sri Radha Krishna.
Vrindavan is literally losing its sacred ground to garbage, the ruthless cutting of trees and in their place a mindless concrete jungle is emerging. The infrastructure of the town cannot provide services to the vast numbers of pilgrims. There is an utmost need for preserving the swarupa(ambience) of this holy Dham. After 15 years of DhamSevaFoV has grown into a community enterprise, an enviro-regeneration and care based initiative, in tune with the spiritual values and the cultural traditions of Vrindavan.
- SRI CHAITANYA PREMA SAMSTHANA
- UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme
- SIR RATAN TATA TRUST
- TIMES FOUNDATION
- THE YASHA BIRLA GROUP
- INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KRISHNA CONSCIOUSSNESS
- AKSHAYA PATRA FOUNDATION
- GOKUL CHAND BANGUR FOUNDATION, KOLKATA
- DHANWANTARY SEVA FOUNDATION, KOLKATA
- RAM CHARITABLE TRUST
- MANORAMA DEVI MEMORIAL TRUST
- MS LATA MANGESHKAR
- HERO HONDA GROUP
- JIVA INSTITUTE, VRINDAVAN
Major supporters since the beginning
- NEC Technologies (India) Pvt. Ltd.
- Allengers Medical System Medical System Ltd.
- UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme
- GIZ – India
- Tata Motors Ltd.
- Sir Ratan Tata Trust
- Gail (India) Ltd.
- Sri Ramanujam Mission Trust
- Yash Birla Group, Mumbai
- Dhanwantary Seva Foundation, Kolkata
Our Seva associates:
- Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana, Gambhira, Jai Singh Ghera, Vrindavan
- Vrindavan Today Foundation, Sheetal Chhaya Vrindavan
- Jiva Institute, Sheetal Chhaya, Vrindavan
- Braj Vrindavan Heritage Alliance