The Cyrus and Priya Vandrevala Foundation is a charitable endeavour from the joint efforts of Cyrus Vandrevela and Priya Hiranandani Vandrevala.
Through its founders’ support, the charity aims to provide significant funding and aid contributions for those suffering from dyslexia, mental health issues and multiple sclerosis.
With the aim of supporting social causes for those suffering with these difficult conditions, the Vandrevala Foundation funds social and entrepreneurial start ups which have yet to attract local governmental support.
The Vandrevala Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation funded internally, with an investment philosophy fostered by Cyrus K Vandrevala and Priya Hiranandani Vandrevala.
Current programmes supported by the Vandrevala Foundation include the Mental Health Initiative in India, which has launched initial aid with a twenty four hour, seven days a week mental health helpline to aid patients, their relatives and others struggling with this complex disease. The helpline currently operates in Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat and Pune in India.
The founders have also helped to create a twenty four hour, seven days a week counselling centre in Mumbai, with face-to-face treatment for those suffering with mental health problems.
In addition to these initial ventures, the Vandrevala Foundation has also created an anti-stigma campaign for the education of the general public. This is designed to help dispel negative beliefs about those suffering from mental illness.
In 2012 supported and continues to support the Maharashtra local government in rebuilding and restructuring the Thane Mental Hospital, which has the capacity of supporting 1,856 people in its beds. This significant gesture will help with establishing treatment for those in need.
The Foundation continues in its efforts to tackle problems such as the lack of treatment resources and facilities for the mentally ill; and social discrimination against those suffering with mental health problems.