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Why FISH?

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We are philanthropic Americans of Indian, Pakistani, Nepali, Bhutanese, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan descent collaborating to make a difference.

Housed under the umbrella of the Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF), FISH (Fund for Indian Subcontinent Heritage) aims to improve the lives of the underserved population in the Central Valley of California, including those of South Asian heritage. FISH collaborates with local organizations to create awareness of current needs and works toward bringing positive changes in the community.

DOMESTIC

Domestic Violence in Our Community

Since its inception in 2017, FISH members have focused their efforts on the fight against domestic violence, a universal challenge that affects families regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. However, solid cultural pressures prevent victims from reporting acts of domestic violence which are kept ‘‘behind closed doors.’’ Unreported incidents result in increased suffering, especially among children. During this recent pandemic, domestic violence cases have shot up significantly, and the situation is becoming worse with fewer donations to provide support. Through education, awareness, and support, we can break this unfortunate cycle of domestic violence.
In 2018 and 2019, to help victims of domestic violence, FISH joined hands with the Central Valley Community Foundation to support the Marjaree Mason Center (MMC) by organizing two successful fundraisers, “Gala in the Garden” and “Gala on the Green.” Proceeds from the event have provided much-needed financial assistance to MMC, a local non-profit organization that supports the mission and goals of FISH. MMC provides shelter, support, and education to victims of domestic violence, including those of South Asian heritage.

Your generous donations and support this year will offer a haven to victims of domestic violence and their families and an opportunity for a fresh start in life.

Your contribution to FISH Fund at the Central Valley Community Foundation, a 501c-3 non-profit organization (Tax ID# 77-0478025), may be tax-deductible.

Board Members

Archana Bangalore

Archana Bangalore

board member

Rama Ambati

Archana Bangalore

Chenchula Sudana

Divya Narain

Divya Narain

board member

Sonal Khanna

board member

Mydili Mohan

Archana Bangalore

Ravi Brar

Shilpa Lopez

Shilpa Lopez

Sonia Sethi

Sonia Sethi

Sujata Gade

Sujata Gade

Vinod Balasa

Vinod Balasa

Yashu Toprani

Yashu Toprani

Archana Bangalore

Anu Kulkarni

Archana Bangalore

Sonia Shah

Archana Bangalore

Sheetal Shetty

Archana Bangalore

Richa Brijesh

Archana Bangalore

Pradnya Mitroo

Archana Bangalore

Mrudula Amin

Archana Bangalore

Kesheni Vallabh

Archana Bangalore

Divya Narain

Archana Bangalore

Anuj Mahendru

Archana Bangalore

Dilraj Saini

Past Gala Gallery

2018: Gala in the Garden

2019: Gala in the Garden