An innate desire to give back to society unconditionally was the driving force that led to the birth of R.K. Foundation by two like minded family friends. The idea was to utilize the collected funds entirely to the deprived target population without incurring much administrative expenses or overhead costs. For the founding members, it was thus purely a voluntary service and the satisfaction they derived from their work was their reward. The idea was to seek and fulfill the fundamental needs of the deprived first. The organisation thus identified strategic gaps in projects that were run either by the government or by other not for profit organisations and sought to bridge these issues.
The idea was ‘to do’ rather than to think of ‘how to do’ and ‘what to do’ in closed door sessions. Thus as problems and bottlenecks of the deprived communities came to the Foundation’s notice, attempts were made to resolve them. In this manner grew a number of projects that are running successfully today. The founders continue to work with the belief that no effort is futile even if it brings relief and some happiness to one life, because each life is as precious as that of our very own.
The Foundation works through a number of partner Civil Society Organisations ranging from orphanages, old age homes, government schools etc. It operates in 5 States of India viz. Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Manipur.