Replacing war and aggression with cooperation and trust.

Supporting sustainability

Protecting Earth’s resources by encouraging a move away from materialistic lifestyles.


Encouraging a grassroots approach that involves active participation by all.


Cooperation and trust and the importance of open communication.

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About Us

Find out more information about the Gandhi Foundation, it’s history and the aims and values that are at the core of the organisation.


The Gandhi Foundation exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948). Our most important aim is to explain and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s insights and actions today.

Gandhi is one of the most significant figures of modern times. He began as an insignificant individual with no particular talents and gradually became a remarkable human being. He considered that everyone has the potential for ethical and spiritual growth, and that community is the most effective basis for our development. Gandhi’s ideas have a relevance beyond his own time. His approach was holistic and evolved through experience.



  • Nonviolence to replace war and aggression
  • Egalitarian economics, emphasising self-reliance, cooperation, and trusteeship
  • Simple lifestyles that avoid an endless quest for more possessions and superficial experiences.This is essential to protect the planet’s resources and ecology
  • Grassroots democracy that is decentralised, human-scale, and involves the active participation of everyone
  • Tolerance and pluralism: Gandhi regarded different religions and philosophies as each possessing some but not the whole truth
  • Respect for animals and an end to their exploitation

To help us promote these aims please join or make a donation.

Does not this whole idea of nonviolence imply a change in human nature? And does history at any time record such a change? Emphatically it does. Many an individual has turned from the mean, personal, acquisitive point of view to one that sees society as a whole and works for its benefit. If there has been such a change in one person, there can be the same change in many.

M.K. Gandhi

Democracy, Tolerance banners and Promoting pics supplied courtesy: GandhiServe –   Democracy photo by Artem Podrez from Pexels. Sustainability photo by Akil Mazumder from Pexels

Our projects

Pic showing two trainee dentists working at Smile Again Dentistry project

Smile Again Dentistry

Pic showing some of the education slides

Education Projects

Pic showing a woman picking produce

Jeevika Trust

Pic showing some of the kids helped by the Patna project

Patna Collective Grant

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