DHAN Foundation wins Sarda Equal Opportunity Award 2013.

DHAN Foundation bags AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects for 2012 in the field of Food Security for the Poor.

DHAN Foundation bags Times of India Social Impact Awards under Environment Category

DHAN Foundation bags Jindal Prize 2011

DHAN Foundation bags Jindal Prize 2011 for its contributions in rural development and poverty alleviation.



DHAN Foundation wins the India NGO Award, 2009

DHAN (Development of Human Action) Foundation, an NGO based in Madurai was awarded the India NGO award, 2009 by Mr. Mukul Wasnik, Honourable Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment. The award was conferred on 17th September, 2010 at the award ceremony organized at New Delhi.



'Best NGO' by Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Govt. of India under the National Tourism Awards 2008-09

DHAN (Development of Human Action) Foundation, was awarded as the 'Best NGO' by teh Goverment of India, Ministry of Tourism and Culture under the National Tourism Awards 2008-09 for its contribution in promoting rural tourism.



Manthan Award 2008 for Community Broadcasting at South Asia level

Kalanjiam Community Radio promoted by DHAN Foundation was awarded the prestigious Manthan Award 2008 for Community Broadcasting at South Asia level.



DHAN bagged award from the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development consequently for 3 years for its highest SHG-Bank linkage.


DHAN Foundation has received Tourism Award from the The Hindu, as part of Discover-India-Enchanting Tourism event 2008, as an honour for the contributions of DHAN towards promoting endogenous tourism.


DHAN Foundation has received Aram Award 2004 instituted by the Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam, The award is given to those who follow the teachings of saint-poet Thiruvalluvar.


Smt. Chinnapillai, the grassroots leader promoted and nurtured by DHAN was awarded the Stree Sakthi Puraskar in 1999 by the Government of India. She was also awarded "Jankidevi Bajaj Puraskar-2007" by the Ladies Wing of Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai and the Tamil Nadu Government awarded her - Porkizhi in the same year. She was subsequently awarded Doordarshan Podhigai award for meritorious social service in 2007.

Development of Humane Action (DHAN)
Values of DHAN

1. Grassroots action

2. Collaboration

3. Enabling

4. Innovation

5. Excellence

6. Self-Regulation

Contact Information

DHAN Foundation

1A, Vaidyanathapuram East

Kennet Cross Road

Madurai 625 016, Tamil Nadu, INDIA

+91-452-2302500 , 2302598


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