About IAHV


Our Mission

IAHV’s mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the values which unite us as a global community and to encourage their practice in everyday life. IAHV implements grassroots programs for stress reduction and for socioeconomic development of rural and impoverished areas so human values can flourish in people and communities.  Our programs enhance clarity of mind, shift attitudes and behaviors, and develop leaders and communities that are resilient, responsible, and inspired.

We Believe

  • All human beings are equal.
  • Responsibility and an attitude of selfless service are the foundation of true empowerment.
  • Peace, happiness and compassion are the intrinsic nature of human beings.
  • Socio-economic development must be built on human values to be sustainable.
  • Incorporation of human values into all aspects of life will ultimately lead to a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.


The International Association for Human Values was created in Geneva in 1997 by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar as a global platform for humanitarian initiatives that solve problems by uplifting human values.

Through its country organizations and partners, IAHV conducts service projects and raises funds for humanitarian and disaster relief initiatives throughout the world. Over the past decade, IAHV India has successfully transformed distressed communities, and spread human values in the daily lives of millions through our numerous service initiatives.

IAHV also works with corporates through the “Volunteer Engagement Program”. Organisations are looking to contribute more to society and towards building a more sustainable future and IAHV provides a platform for this through a gamut of social service projects ranging from rural education to rehabilitation of prisoners who want a second chance at life to building homes for homeless to trauma relief during cataclysmic events. These present a wonderful opportunity to create Corporate Social Partnerships that can make a difference to the world.

The contributions made to the organization enjoy tax exemptions under 80G of IT Act and FCRA clearance for foreign donations. All donations are tax deductible.

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