Dreams of the
Bottom Billion.

Founder of Singal Foundation speaks at TEDx about
the New Approach to Curing World Poverty.

Our Story

Anik Singal is the Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. He is an Inc 500 CEO, listed twice as the Fastest Growing Companies in America and Businessweek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best Entrepreneurs Under 25.

In 2014, Anik moved into a luxury apartment in Mumbai, India. This apartment building was home to some of the country’s wealthiest people including Bollywood film stars and businessmen.

Yet, right across the street from this expensive sky rise was one of India’s largest slums communities. According to the World Bank, 54% of Mumbai’s population lives in slums - an estimated 6.2 million out of 11.5 million people.

While Anik lived in luxury, his neighbors right across the street were living in mud houses and cardboard boxes. This thought would plague his mind day after day. He was especially worried about the future of the children in the community.

Slum Community in Mumbai, India

Anik & Andrea Singal with Naomi & Ian Hendricks, Founders of ARC Schools

Education

During his stay in Mumbai, Anik met a wonderful couple from the United Kingdom that shared his concerns and dream of helping these children. They decided to partner together and built the first school in their neighborhood slum community in 2014.

This was the first initiative of the Singal Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has funded the development of 8 schools across India. The Singal Foundation has also supported many social entrepreneurs with novel ideas for delivering the essentials of prosperity to individuals around the globe.

Shelter Homes

In 2016, the Singal Foundation gave a grant of $10,000 to Compassion Asia, a shelter home in Nepal for visually impaired children.

The home often cares for fifteen to seventeen kids at a time. All the children in this home come from extremely poor families. The home provides these kids with the education and skills necessary to get a good job or start a business so they can sustain themselves
and their families.

Shelter Home for the Blind in Jumla, Nepal

Three business owners in front of their kiosk with their sheep

Business Grants

In 2017, the Singal Foundation partnered with Village Enterprise to fund a village in East Africa for $25,000.

Village Enterprise works in rural East Africa where over 60% of the population lives below the global extreme poverty line of $1.90 per day.

With a grant of $25,000 from the Singal Foundation, Village Enterprise trained 150 new entrepreneurs, started 50 new three-person businesses and transformed the lives of approximately 1,000 children,
women, and men

Disaster Relief

In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Texas, the Singal Foundation immediately leapt into action to help at-risk
small businesses.

Anik started a GoFundMe campaign and pledged to match the dollar amount for every dollar raised. The campaign raised $22,615, and the Foundation was able to match the donations. The Singal Foundation gave $48,000 in disaster relief grants to small businesses.

Left to Right: Anik, Bob & Shirley (Owners of Shirley Acres), Andrea, Shannon & Jeremy

Miguel Coppedge, Age 12, selling his books at the Children's Business Fair, 2018

Youth Entrepreneurship

The Singal Foundation is also an advocate of Youth Entrepreneurship and believes in inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Singal Foundation sponsored the Children’s Business Fair in their local community.

This Fair provides kids aged 6-16 years old with the opportunity to create a product or service and then open for business during a one-day marketplace.

This year, the Singal Foundation will train and coach these young entrepreneurs on product packaging, pricing, practicing their sales pitch, booth presenting and much more.

Medical Relief

The Signal Foundation also works with partners that provide health services to those in need. In 2019, the Singal Foundation gave a grant of $20,000 to SEAL Ashram in Mumbai, India.

This nonprofit is in the process of building a hospital that will provide FREE medical treatment to the poor and destitute living in the city of Mumbai.

K.M Philip, Founder of SEAL Ashram bandages the wounds of a woman

Our Story

Slum Community in Mumbai, India

Anik Singal is the Founder and CEO of Lurn, Inc. He is an Inc 500 CEO, listed twice as the Fastest Growing Companies in America and Businessweek recognized him in the Top 3 of the Best Entrepreneurs Under 25.

In 2014, Anik moved into a luxury apartment in Mumbai, India. This apartment building was home to some of the country’s wealthiest people including Bollywood film stars and businessmen.

Yet, right across the street from this expensive sky rise was one of India’s largest slums communities. According to the World Bank, 54% of Mumbai’s population lives in slums - an estimated 6.2 million out of 11.5 million people.

While Anik lived in luxury, his neighbors right across the street were living in mud houses and cardboard boxes. This thought would plague his mind day after day. He was especially worried about the future of the children in the community.

Education

Anik & Andrea Singal with Naomi & Ian Hendricks, Founders of ARC Schools

During his stay in Mumbai, Anik met a wonderful couple from the United Kingdom that shared his concerns and dream of helping these children. They decided to partner together and built the first school in their neighborhood slum community in 2014.

This was the first initiative of the Singal Foundation. Since then, the Foundation has funded the development of 8 schools across India. The Singal Foundation has also supported many social entrepreneurs with novel ideas for delivering the essentials of prosperity to individuals around the globe.

Shelter Homes

Shelter Home for the Blind in Jumla, Nepal

In 2016, the Singal Foundation gave a grant of $10,000 to Compassion Asia, a shelter home in Nepal for visually impaired children.

The home often cares for fifteen to seventeen kids at a time. All the children in this home come from extremely poor families. The home provides these kids with the education and skills necessary to get a good job or start a business so they can sustain themselves
and their families.

Business Grants

Three business owners in front of their kiosk with their sheep

In 2017, the Singal Foundation partnered with Village Enterprise to fund a village in East Africa for $25,000.

Village Enterprise works in rural East Africa where over 60% of the population lives below the global extreme poverty line of $1.90 per day.

With a grant of $25,000 from the Singal Foundation, Village Enterprise trained 150 new entrepreneurs, started 50 new three-person businesses and transformed the lives of approximately 1,000 children,
women, and men

Disaster Relief

Left to Right: Anik, Bob & Shirley (Owners of Shirley Acres), Andrea, Shannon & Jeremy

In 2017, when Hurricane Harvey hit Houston Texas, the Singal Foundation immediately leapt into action to help at-risk
small businesses.

Anik started a GoFundMe campaign and pledged to match the dollar amount for every dollar raised. The campaign raised $22,615, and the Foundation was able to match the donations. The Singal Foundation gave $48,000 in disaster relief grants to small businesses.

Youth Entrepreneurship

Miguel Coppedge, Age 12, selling his books at the Children's Business Fair, 2018

The Singal Foundation is also an advocate of Youth Entrepreneurship and believes in inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Singal Foundation sponsored the Children’s Business Fair in their local community.

This Fair provides kids aged 6-16 years old with the opportunity to create a product or service and then open for business during a one-day marketplace.

This year, the Singal Foundation will train and coach these young entrepreneurs on product packaging, pricing, practicing their sales pitch, booth presenting and much more.

Medical Relief

K.M Philip, Founder of SEAL Ashram bandages the wounds of a woman

The Signal Foundation also works with partners that provide health services to those in need. In 2019, the Singal Foundation gave a grant of $20,000 to SEAL Ashram in Mumbai, India.

This nonprofit is in the process of building a hospital that will provide FREE medical treatment to the poor and destitute living in the city of Mumbai.

Our Mission

To empower those that are less fortunate
by giving them the tools and resources
necessary to flourish in life.

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