Name: MINDS Foundation
Field: Mental health, healthcare, mental health education, social work
Geographic Scope: Vadodara, Gujarat, India
Mission: Alleviating suffering from mental illness through a grassroots approach.
The MINDS Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides grassroots mental health education programs, medical treatment, and reintegration services in rural India. As a student at Wesleyan University, CEO & Founder Raghu Appasani (http://www.mindsfoundation.org/about-us/team/) volunteered in India and was exposed to the state of its rural mental healthcare system. He decided to do something about it and founded MINDS in 2010 along with a group of Wesleyan peers.