beneficiary-2012-q3-logo-hascHindu American Seva Charities (HASC) is a progressive American organization advancing seva (community service), interfaith collaboration, pluralism, social justice, and sustainable civic engagement to ignite grassroots social change and build healthy communities. The organization was formed in response to President Obama’s Call to Serve with the support of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and is a service partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In the short time since its 2009 launch, HASC has become one of the premier Hindu service organizations. Like FBB, it was founded in part to increase the engagement of those in their own worldview with humanitarian charitable efforts.

HASC seeks to mobilize communities through service and community-building at local and national levels to affect development. Its website notes that HASC seeks to “bridge the gap between US government and Hindu and Dharmic people, and between places of worship and secular organizations.”

(See additional information from the Huffington Post and the White House.)