Everyone deserves a chance to live their life with dignity, with their Head Held High.

Head Held High is a collective of everyday people engaged in the fight against poverty. Along with our partners, we work towards transforming youth, empowering women, and supporting marginalized communities in rural India so that they can realize their full potential.

Code Unnati

Code Unnati is another partnership between Head Held High Foundation and UNDP that seeks to prepare youth to make informed career choices, and equip them with relevant job skills.

Community Response Centers

Community Response Centres (CRC) serve as physical hubs from where we can address challenges that poor communities, both rural and urban, face.

Covid 19 build back for communities

Covid Response and Build Back 

Many lives and livelihoods have been adversely impacted by the pandemic. We are helping communities build resilience by ensuring food security and providing livelihood support, among other initiatives. 

Our Purpose

We are inspired by the notion of a world of abundance; a world where there is no lack, no poverty. Our purpose is to eradicate poverty by empowering people and communities to live with dignity, one life at a time. 

Impact at a Glance

Youth Impacted
Communities Supported
Changemakers Supported

The Annual Impact Report

For details, numbers, and stories of our work in 2020-21, click on the the report thumbnail to open it as a PDF in a new window.

Recent Posts

Head Held High

Meeting the Antarprerna Women in Thondebhavi

Thondebhavi is a picturesque village nestled in between a set of hills in Karnataka’s Chikballapur district. The district capital is 30 km to the east of the village.
We set up an Antarprerna women collective in Thondebhavi in September of 2020 with support from our partner, ACC Trust.

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Head Held High

Helping Youth In GAGAL Find Their Footing

In Gagal, our youth transformation program is supported by ACC Trust. This is an overview of the hurdles that youth at that location face and how the program is helping address them.
Gagal is a small village in Bilaspur Tehsil and district of Himachal Pradesh. The district features several visitor attractions, including Bhakra Dam and a number of temples.

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Guide Star India


GuideStar India enables greater giving through trust and transparency. www.GuideStarIndia.org is India’s largest and most reliable online information repository with 11000+ NGOs.

We have been awarded the prestigious GuideStar India Transparency Key award for 2022 and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing GuideStar India’s due diligence process. GuideStar India’s Transparency Key is the Foundation Level certification indicating that the organisation has filed annual income tax returns as a tax-exempt entity and has shared the same in the public domain. To view our profile at GuideStar India, please

visit: https://guidestarindia.org/Summary.aspx?CCReg=11583