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 Foundation

"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


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Seva Benefit at The Grand 2007 - ZERO: 'Catalina'

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Benefit Concerts and Events
Seva events turn Compassion into Action

For more than 35 years, Wavy Gravy & the Seva special events team have been producing world class benefit concerts raising FUNds and awareness of our programs around the world.

Seva Foundation
Seva Foundation
Seva Foundation
Seva Foundation

Seva's benefit concerts provide the opportunity for audiences to turn their compassion into action. For each ticket sold we are able to provide a cataract surgery to someone in need. Please see the list of incredible musicians who have lent their time and talent to the Seva stage.

Upcoming Events:

Shakedown Street Festival

2nd Annual Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival

September 12th and 13th, 2015
11am - 9pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park
Berkeley CA


Seva Foundation is a proud sponsor of the 2nd Annual Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival honoring The Grateful Dead and 50 years of music that has inspired generations. Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival and Special Guest Wavy Gravy, welcome fellow Deadheads far and wide to come down, find a spot in the grass, dance a little and enjoy two full days of Grateful music.

In addition to the music, our friendly volunteers will be serving Lagunitas Brewery on tap and will also offer local wines by the glass. A select variety of food vendors will have non alcoholic beverages available along with veg and non-veg options. Our Grateful Arts & Crafts Village will have Handmade Arts, Apparel, Glass Art, Jewelry, Healing Arts, Antiques, patches, pins, batik, Tie Dyes and much, much more!

Berkeley Shakedown Street Festival is FREE, a family friendly event for all ages and it benefits The Seva Foundation, who works tirelessly fighting blindness around the world.

Recent Events:

magnetic zeros

Wavy Gravy’s 79th Birthday: A Benefit for Seva
May 17th, 2015 Sonoma Mountain Event Center ~ Sonoma County
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Steve Kimock & Friends, The California Honeydrops, Hot Buttered Rum, and host Wavy Gravy

Crosby Nash photo by Jay Blakesberg

Crosby & Nash: A Benefit for Seva
April 11th, 2015 Nourse Theatre ~ San Francisco
Crosby & Nash, and Joel Rafael, with host Wavy Gravy


A Benefit for Seva
June 30th, 2014 Mystic Theater ~ Petaluma
Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Fall Risk, Corinne West Band & host Wavy Gravy

Jason.jpg A Benefit for Larry Brilliant’s 70th Birthday 
May 3, 2014 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
Jason Mraz w/special guest Bob Weir, Salman Ahmad, hosted by Wavy Gravy
Hot Tuna fillmore.jpg Seva’s 35th Anniversary
November 2, 2013 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Hot Tuna, The Blind Boy’s of Alabama, Dumpstaphunk, hosted by Wavy Gravy
Gala.jpg SEVA GALA
November 1, 2013 Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
The Blind Boy's of Alabama, hosted by Peter Coyote, Wavy Gravy & Larry Brilliant
May 27, 2013 Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Snatam Kaur, Jai Uttal, C.C. White, Shimshai, hosted by Wavy Gravy, Jack Kornfield & Larry Brilliant
April 6, 2013 Sebastopol Community Cultural Center
Zero with special guests & host Wavy Gravy
35th.jpg Seva’s 35th Anniversary
February 19, 2013 Mystic Theater, Petaluma, CA
Leftover Salmon, David Nelson Band, Hot Buttered Rum & special guests with host Wavy Gravy

Check our past events by visiting our Concert Retrospective.

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