Calcutta Foundation

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Calcutta Foundation, a non-profit organization, was established in 1993/94 by Fran Caterini (wife of the then Director of American Centre, Dino Caterini), essentially to promote an orchestra comprising talented musicians from the Oxford Mission. She left Kolkata for the USA in 1995, and Shamlu Dudeja took over as the Chairperson.


Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation’s activities have increased to cover diverse areas.  It supports members of many under-privileged communities, and is relentlessly engaged in empowering a number of people of all age groups, through rehabilitation, education and vocational training.


Calcutta Foundation is committed to its motto: “Wipe a tear, Spread a Smile”, through a vast range adversities be it the ravages of the Tsunami in the Andamans and Nicobar Islands, or the need for a school meant children of leprosy sufferers in Barrackpore. The activities are planned and carried out either independently or collaboratively with other NGOs, and, often, financial support is extended to other organizations dedicated to a specific cause.


Calcutta Foundation with its meager capability is committed to stand by social causes and make positive contributions. The organization owes gratitude to the support of friends and patrons at home and abroad.



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