Indo-American Charity Foundation (IACF) was founded in 1988 by a group of Houstonians of Indian origin (Indo- American) compelled by an altruistic desire to give back to their local community. Their mission to help the underprivileged originated with the effort to fight hunger, and has now developed into a multi-faceted philanthropic endeavor to help those in need   in the Greater Houston Area. 

For 32 years, IACF has appealed to the philanthropic spirit of the Indo-American community in Houston to target four key areas: Education, Family, General Welfare and Healthcare. Having our motto “we live here, we give here”, our mission is to act as a bridge between the Indo-American community and mainstream causes.

Part of the funding is allotted for grants to non-profit organizations for specific projects and to provide scholarships to graduating meritorious high school students from underprivileged backgrounds. Recently, we were able to contribute $200,000.00 towards the Houston Mayor’s Harvey Relief Fund.

IACF has given millions of dollars in funding over the past 30 years to Houston non-profits such as Houston Food Bank, Search Homeless Services and Reach Unlimited to name a few. Some examples of the ground work that has been accomplished by IACF includes; parent-child educational workshops for students in inner city schools, provided meals and volunteer servers for family dinner nights at a pre-school for homeless children and providing free flu shots to the elderly homeless population. 

We are a 100% volunteer organization, run by a dedicated group of board members and volunteers. This helps to keep our costs low and maximize the funding that we are able to distribute annually.



Indo-American Charity Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization that helps the underprivileged and needy with monetary and volunteer work contributions through established and emerging organizations [501(c)3] in the Greater Houston Area.


Foster a local community whose basic needs are met and where everyone could lead enriched lives through better health, education and growth opportunities