Karya Kares Foundation is rooted in enriching the lives of generations not only in the community but on a global scale as well. With efforts in cities in the United States or in India, Karya Kares is dedicated to helping those less fortunate get back on their feet with a promise of hope.
Our founders, Swapnil Agarwal and Vivek Shah, grew up in very humble beginnings on the Southwest side of Houston, Texas. Swapnil, who moved with his family from India when he was 14 years old, met Vivek in High School in the Alief Independent School System.
Their journey then took them on to the University of Texas in Austin where they both majored in finance and later moved on to corporate America, but never forgetting where they came from.
Promising themselves they would give back to the community at the first chance they got, they established a scholarship for aspiring Alief High School students bound for college. This ignited a further calling to give back even further when the opportunity presented itself.
Karya Kares is a Texas-based nonprofit organization in the process of applying for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code §501(c)(3). It is formed for various charitable, community health care, and educational purposes. Unlike many non-profits, Karya Kares has $0 payroll and all efforts are provided by volunteers so 100% of donation proceeds go directly to the cause.
Our mandate is to promote the public interest and serve the public good rather than to make a profit. We believe that solutions to large global challenges often start with small, local actions. Therefore, we continuously challenge ourselves to strive for excellence and build a culture that thrives on collaborations. We work with many NGOs globally to broaden our reach and make sustainable impacts. Our mission is the unique way in which our organizations Nitya Capital and Karya property management contributes to turning the philanthropic vision into practical reality.