Seva - Compassion in Action
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
Your Compassion Can Change The World
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"Seva's efforts create hope and happiness worldwide for so many people in difficult conditions. I've always been amazed and cheered by their good works and I've been very happy to help them in their fundraising efforts."

Bruce Hornsby
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

“We've always admired Seva's focus on serving indigenous people in the U.S. and around the world. Seva knows how to work with communities in ways that truly benefit those in need. We are honored to be involved with their mission and look forward to contributing to their efforts for years to come."

Tea Leaf Green

Seva Foundation

“I congratulate Seva Foundation for the magnificent work they continue to do."

Legendary Folk Singer

Seva Foundation

“Seva has given so much help to so many thousands of people for so many years — such a wonderful example of love in action.”

Bonnie Raitt
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"For 30 years Seva has made an extraordinary contribution to the world — not only through their international programs, but here in some of the most impoverished communities in North America, on Native American reservations. Thank you Seva."

Jackson Browne
Singer / Songwriter

Seva Foundation

"Seva takes the impulse towards generosity and turns it into compassionate action that helps people in real need. I honor my friends and relations by giving to Seva in their name — the entire world benefits. I hope you'll join me."

Peter Coyote
Actor / Writer

Seva Foundation

"Compassion and caring for people in need - that's simply a moral necessity. But it's not always easy to do. Seva makes it easy. They know how to put your donations to work in ways that truly benefit people."

Joan Baez
Singer / Humanitarian Activist

Seva Foundation

"When we met the folks at Seva, we knew we were among kindred spirits, joining to bring people together in service to others. Whether preventing blindness in Nepal, assisting native peoples in Guatemala and Mexico, or helping our own Native Americans, Seva has been there to help alleviate suffering and improve people's lives. Long may they rock!"

Phil Lesh
The Grateful Dead

Ama's Story
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Two out of three people who are blind are women and girls. Your compassion restored Ama's eyesight, and is helping to increase access to eye care for women around the globe.

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The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin'
A Film by Michelle Esrick
Now Available on dvd! 

Wavy Gravy became a legend at Woodstock, is a hero to thousands of children who’ve attended Camp Winnarainbow, and is known around here as one of Seva’s co-founders and board members. Now, he’s the subject of the documentary film The Wavy Gravy Movie: Saint Misbehavin'.



Read the film's New York Times review

This entertaining and inspiring feature film tells the story of Wavy’s lifetime as an artist, humorist and humanitarian activist. By blending Wavy’s own words with stories from an extraordinary array of his friends, the film reveals the man behind the clown’s grin and the fool’s clothing.

Sharing their personal stories and words of admiration are Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Odetta, Patch Adams, Steve Earle, Buffy Sainte Marie and many others.

Saint Misbehavin’ is filled with rare and wonderful archival footage, including never before seen clips of Wavy and Dr. Larry Brilliant’s legendary hippie-bus caravan from London to Nepal in 1970 — the visit that became part of the impetus for creating Seva Foundation.

Some of Wavy's biggest Seva-supporters came together to record Wavy's song, Basic Human Needs, which plays over the end credits. Amazing new gospel/blues arrangement with Jackson Browne, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Bob Weir, Buffy Sainte Marie, Maria Muldaur and Steve Earle, among others.

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