About Mahesh Foundation

We Believe we can make a difference

Mahesh Foundation

Mahesh Foundation came into existence in the year 2008. It is a safe shelter home Ashakiran for HIV-infected children between the age group of 6-18 years. Mahesh Foundation was started when the founder Mahesh Jadhav met a 4-year-old boy in a government hospital in Belagavi. The care home has now sheltered 45 children and reached 2000+ beneficiaries over the years. Ashakiran functions under the Juvenile Justice Act (JJ Act) & the beneficiaries are sanctioned by the Child Welfare Committee.

Apart from the care home, Mahesh Foundation runs a school Utkarsha Learning Center for HIV-infected, slum & underprivileged children providing skill-based education. The Aadhar Vidya Program supports the education of needy children. To date, supported over 20000 children. Mahesh Foundation extends healthcare services to 37000+ Individuals living with HIV in rural areas. Many children who were admitted to the care home were counting the days but now they are living a healthy, independent and dignified life. Since its inception, Mahesh Foundation has been maintaining zero mortality.

Mahesh Foundation also supports the livelihood of the underprivileged women who lost their sole breadwinner or are unfortunate to get their backing from them. The program was started in 2014 and since then supported 1500+ needy women.

Mahesh Foundation is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act and is eligible for legal status. In addition, Mahesh Foundation is eligible for the tax benefits under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. It is also registered under the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) to receive donations from foreign sources implying the great financial stability of the organization.

The founder Mahesh Jadhav was honored with the National Award for Child Welfare by the Government of India. The organization has received ISO 9001:2015 from the Indian Standards Organization. The organization is recognized as the FIT institution by the Government of Karnataka in 2014.

Our Vision

To realize a world without the Stigma & Discrimination attached to HIV/AIDS & empowering Children afflicted with this disease.

Our Mission

To enable medically challenged and underprivileged children to live an independent and dignified life.


Safe, clean and caring home for medically challenged children to live life with dignity. Children are provided healthcare, nutrition and education.


A school for medically challenged and under privileged children. The school provides a learning environment that is free from discrimination.


Reach HIV positive men and women providing them with access to healthcare and assistance to access various govt. programs.


The focus of this program is the social upliftment of communities living under tremendous poverty and empowering them to live with dignity

Over 13 years of selfless service at a glance

Mahesh Foundation was established with a motive to enable medically challenged and underprivileged an independent and dignified life.

Mahesh Foundation started when the founder Mahesh Jadhav met a 4-year-old boy in the Government Hospital of Belagavi. Since then benefited over 2000 HIV-positive children and 20000 underprivileged children throughout the Karnataka State.

Our Team

Managing Committee

Mahesh Foundation leadership collective comprising of Regional and Functional Directors who provide strategic direction to organizational objectives.

Board Of Advisory

Mahesh Foundation wisdom collective which shares a firm belief in the value of public trust and holds children’s interests above all else.

Our Team

One of Mahesh Foundation’s biggest strengths is its people, who ensure they strive to fulfill the organization’s mission and vision while upholding its values.

Awards and Recognitions

In the past 13 years, Mahesh Foundation has received many awards in recognition of our humanitarian services rendered to medically
challenged and underprivileged children.

Media Coverage

Our Financials

Transparency is one of Mahesh Foundation’s core values. Every single rupee donated is utilized with utmost transparency.
We keep updating our financial statements, on our website.

Each HIV-positive child has the right to live an independent and dignified life.

Mahesh Jadhav, FOUNDER

All our efforts are made possible only because of your support
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