Request for Financial Support

Request for Financial Support


One of the objectives of WZCC (World Zoroastrian Chamber of Commerce) is to get involved in Socio-Business projects to help the less fortunate Zoroastrian population in India. It is one of the objectives of FEZANA to engage in charitable activities as required by the Zoroastrian faith.

WZCC worked with WZOT (World Zoroastrian Organization Trust) and FEZANA to identify worthy projects, possibly involving Clean Water and/or Solar Energy. WZOT has identified a need to install a hot water system at the Navsari Senior Citizen Center using Solar Energy. Currently hot water is provided in buckets whilst setting up the proposed facility will make running hot water available to the residents. Plus the environmentally friendly solar energy solution will make hot water available with no or minimal ongoing operating costs.

Refer to the brochure (link below) to find out more about the Senior Citizen Center

Senior Citizen Center Brochure (Download as PDF)
People interested in supporting this project may send their donations to FEZANA.FEZANA reserves the right to use the donated funds for any exempt purposes in keeping with FEZANA’s exempt purposes; and FEZANA is not obligated to give any donations to WZOT.

You can donate online by clicking on the button below.

Donate Online
You may also pay by check. Checks should be made payable to FEZANA with notation in memo column “Navsari Senior Center Project”.Mail your checks to

Nilufer K. Shroff, FEZANA Treasurer

P.O. Box 3873, 1175 Marlkress Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034


Hosi Mehta, Hutoxi Contractor, Freyaz Shroff

Co-Chairs, FEZANA Unity and Welfare Committee

Weʼre raising £300 to start a solar lighting project in the Spiti valley in North India


Enactus Reading is a society looking at tackling problems through entrepreneurship. Our project Co-Create is based in the Spiti Valley where we aim to help reduce the waste plastic bottles posing a threat to the eco-system.

We plan to take these bottles and turn them into solar lights which will be sold and used in the town and villages nearby. This not just helps with the problem of waste but it also provides a renewable source of power and also helps provide employment to the locals whom the project will employ to make these lights.

To raise money to support this, my team and I are living on a budget of 5 GBP a week from the 27th of Feb until the 3rd of March.

Please donate and help start our project.

To see what the area is like please watch this slideshow of Spiti: 

Jehan Sethna

Thank you everyone for your generous contributions. I am on the second day of the challenge. It is hard but when I think of the immense good that the project will bring I don’t mind the hunger. Please check my facebook page to keep up to date with my progress and to see that I am eating daily 🙂

Click Here to Donate

List of Trusts for Medical Aid

If anyone needs MEDICAL FINANCIAL HELP  contact following trusts directly…medical-aid-download

  • Sir Ratan Tata Trust Bombay House, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001 Call:  022-66658282
  • Reliance Foundation (Previously Ambani Public Charitable Trust) 222 Maker Chambers IV, 3rd Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021 Call: 022-44770000, 022-30325000
  • Amirilai Ghelabhai Charitable Trust 71, Gitanjali, 73175, Walkeshwar Road, Mumbai  400006
  • Asha Kiran Charitable Trust C/o Radium Keysoft Solutions Ltd, Call: 022-26358290,  101, Raigad Darshan, Opposite Indian oil Colony J.P. Road, Andheri (w) Mumbai 400 053
  • Aspee Charitable Trust C/o America! Spring and Pressing Works Pvt. Ltd P.O. Box No. 7602, Adarsha Housing Soc. Road, Malad, (w), Mumbai 400 064
  • Aured Charitable Trust 1-B-1 Giriraj, Altamount Road Mumbal 400 026, Call: 022-23821452, 022-24926721
  • B. Arunkumar & Co. 1616, Prasad Chambers, Opera House, Mumbai – 400004
  • B D Bangur Trust, C/o Carbon Everflow Ltd., Bakhtawar, 2nd Floor, Nariman Point Mumbai 400021
  • Bombay Community Public Trust (BCPT) 5th Floor Regent Chambers, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400021, Call: 022-22845928 1022-22836672
  • Burhani Foundation 276 Dr. D. N. Road Lawrence & Mayo House Fort Mumbai-400001
  • Century Seva Trust Century Bazar, Worli, Mumbal – 400025
  • Centre for Research & Development Shreyas chambers, Ground Floor, 175-Dr. D.N. Road, Fort, Mumbai 400 001
  • Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Government of Maharashtra Mantrataya, 6th Floor, Nariman Point, Mumbai – 400020
  • Damodar Anandji Charity Trust 66, Vaju Kotak Marg, Near GPO, Mumbal -400001
  • Diamond Jubilee Trust Aga hail, Nesbit Road, Opp. St. Mary’s High School Mumbai 400010, Call: 022-23775294, 022-23778923
  • Dharma Vijay Trust C/O Kilachand Devchand & Co. New Great Insurance Bldg., 7,  Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai – 400020
  • Dharamdas Trikamdas Kapoorwaia 46, Ridge Road, Rekha No.2, 4th Floor, Mumbal – 400006
  • Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation, Reliance Industries Limited Reliance Centre, 19, A; A Waichand Hirachand Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbal 400 038. Tel : 022-30327000
  • Dhirajlal Talkchand Charitable Trust Shailesh Niwas, Subhash Lane Daftary Road, Malad (E), Mumbal – 400097
  • Dhirapat Morarji Ajmera Charity Trust 37 – A, Sarang Street, Mumbal – 400003
  • Dipchand Gardi Charitable Trust Usha Kiran, 2nd Floor, Altamount Road, Mumbai 400006
  • Divaliben Mohanlal Charitable Trust Khatau Mansion, 1st Floor, 95-K. Omer Park, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai 400 026
  • Ekta Charitable Trust 4/444, PanchRatna, Opera House, Mumbai -400004
  • Eskay Charitable Trust C/O Caprihans India Ltd., Shivsagar Estate, D’ Block, 2nd Floor, Dr. A. B. Road, Worli, Mumbai 400018
  • Excel Process Pvt. Ltd. Charitable Trust 117 /118, Mathurdas Vasanji Road, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai – 400093
  • Fazalbhoy Charitable Trust Near Liberty Cinema, Marine Lines, Mumbai -400020
  • Gala Foundation Behind Vakola Municipal Market, Nehru Road, Vakola, Santacruz(E) Mumbai
  • Garware Foundation Trust Chowpatty Chambers, Mumbai – 400007
  • Gokak Foundation Forbes Bldg., Forbes Street, Mumbai – 400023
  • Goodlass Nerolac Paints Ltd. (Trust) Nerolac House, A. G. Kadam Marg, Lower Pare!, Mumbai 400013
  • Govind Dattatraya Gokhale Charitable Trust, Kalpataru Heritage, 5th Floor, 129, M.G. Road Mumbai 400 023, Call: 022-22673831
  • Harendra Dave Memorial Trust C/O Janmabhoomi, 3rd Floor, Janmbhoomi Marg, Mumbai 400 001
  • Helping Hand Charitable Trust 3, Vidarbha Samrat Co-op Hsg. Society 93-c, V.P.Road, Vile Parte (West) Mumbai 400 056 Tel: 022-6147448
  • Hiranandani Foundation Charitable Trust, Olympia, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Art Business Park Powai, Mumbai 400076
  • Herdillia Charitable Foundation Air India Building, 13th Floor Nariman Point Mumbai 400 031, Call: 022-22024224
  • Hirachand Govardhandas 222, Maker Chambers AIV 3rd Floor, Nariman Point Mumbai 400 021
  • H M. Mehta Charity Trust Mehta House, th Floor, Apollo Street, Khushru Dubhash Marg, Mumbai 400001
  • H. S. C. Trust Ready Money Mansion, Veer Nariman Road, Mumbal – 400023
  • Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation Bajaj Bhavan 2nd Floor, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, 226 Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021, Call: 022-22023626
  • Shree Siddhivinayak Temple Trust Prabhadevi, Mumbal – 400 028, Tel. 022-24373626 Medical Ad Form is available on the Web. Please see their Web site for details –

DIALYSIS can be done @ Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Ternple for just 200/- only. Total 22 Dialysis Machines installed. Pis. fwd this so others can benefit. Thanks.

Boston marathon fund raiser – Support for Adil S Nargolwala


In Nov 2015 Adil set a goal to run the major world marathon series and he has so far run the marathons in New York, London, Berlin, Chicago & will run in Tokyo in two weeks on the 26th of February.

Adil was recently listed in the Limca book of records as the national holder of running the maximum long distance races in a year.

The Special Olympics team has chosen him to run the final major marathon in Boston on the 17th of April 2017 with them.

Till date only 5 Indians out of 1292 marathon runners in the world have accomplished running all 6 majors marathons.

With your help he hopes to be the 6th Indian.

To accomplish his goal by running the final world major marathon in Boston is the icing on the cake.

He has committed to the Special Olympics team a fund raising goal of USD 8500. The special Olympics team uses funds for working with disabled athletes to achieve their goals.

To kick start his fundraiser he has donated USD 2000 and requests you to please donate generously to help him achieve his fund raising goal.

To donate click the link –

Residential Home for the differently abled


I am a trustee of Ahura Support and I seek assistance on behalf of our nonprofit. Ahura support is an NGO catering to the needs of families of children/adults with developmental disorders, who are predominantly mentally challenged. We have started a day care vocational center and now a residential center for the differently abled adults who require 24/7 care in varying degrees. Our need for specific funding is related to our vocational center, residential center, and our monthly activities.  We are legally compliant and at present need assistance in procuring quality beds and home appliances for our residential center located at Masina Hospital Campus Byculla.

Jall’s Film Needs Your Support

Hi everyone!jall

In a few days, my immensely talented brother Jall will be directing a short film that he is deeply passionate about. It’s called “Man of The House”, and it tells the story of a young father warring against his insubordinate child, of their striking similarities, damaged egos, and unspoken love. It unveils the drama, comedy, and ultimate tragedy of a family that cannot co-exist without compromise. Though a work of fiction, the film feels incredibly real to us because it lives in the world of our youth, taking Jall (and an entire cast and crew) back to the home where he first picked up a camera. This feels very emotional, like coming full circle.

Unfortunately, it’s just one of those facts of life that filmmaking is an expensive art form. Thus, Jall is here to ask for your support in raising funds for the film and in spreading the campaign. Please take a moment to watch the campaign video:

If you wish to make a contribution, visit the campaign page: and hit “Back It”, after which you may enter an amount and your payment details. It’s all very secure. Plus, there’s a series of wonderful perks for contributors, including special credits and original DVDs.

Thank you so much for taking the time to go through all of this.

Take care,


We write this note to introduce our son Hoshmand Elavia who has secured the 2nd winner-cupPlace in the JK Tyres Indikarting National Series powered by Tata Motors, which is a National level Karting Championship.
Hoshmand is 8 years old and has a lot of promise coupled with an avid interest in topping the sport at National and International level. After starting his training in February 2016 he has already secured 4 victories and 12 podium finishes in the total of 15 races.
In view of his performance and potential his guide and mentors feel it fit that he participates and excels at JK Tyres National Rotex Championship which is Indias highest level of Karting.
Karting, being an expensive sport, an amount of Rs 25,00,000(Twenty five lakhs) is needed to make this dream see reality. Rayo Racing, JK Tyres, Tata Motors and Indikarting has kindly consented to bear an amount of Rs 8,65,500/- towards the above.
We being middle class parents cannot afford to fund the balance cost from our budget and request your financial support which will enable Hoshmand to participate and give his best.
Hoshmand will be pleased to display details of his sponsors as desired.
Thanking you in anticipation of a positive response.
Yours sincerely








CAP TURNS 30 – 7TH NOVEMBER 1986 TO 2016

Today, the Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy (CAP) and I celebrate the Pearl Anniversary of our journey in the philanthropic space. Three decades is roughly a third of the average human life span. Back then, I was in my mid-twenties. Today I am in my mid-fifties.
CAP & I have melted and eroded together into the same stream of time, and there is no undoing the weathering that has occurred. It has taken up a lot of space in my heart and mind over the last 30 years. CAP doesn’t just live with me … it lives in me.

 I have seen the sector change, for better and for worse.

Today it is far more professional and suave, but, on the downside somewhere it has also lost much of its once tender and caring heart. The laws are far from enabling and the funders have become way too demanding. It’s an era of strategy, scale and impact where the traditional ‘Good Samaritan’ feels lost and alienated. Smart businesses have started to wear the cloak of ‘social enterprise’ and what excites and sells is flow charts, pie charts and jingo that even its creators don’t understand. But, it has been a great journey and I am grateful for this wonderful experience.

I thank Russi Lala for pulling me out of a cushy job and giving me the opportunity to seek new horizons. There has never been a dull moment in three decades, because the sector has been constantly evolving. He was so right and his words while taking a walk at Kemps corner 30 years ago still ring vividly: “Don’t be a frog in a little pond. You are destined to swim the oceans”. And, oceans I surely did swim, both figuratively and literally!

I thank Darius Forbes, who when interviewing me at Bombay House commented: “But, you are still a Baccha”. Thank you Sir, for the faith you reposed in me!

I am grateful to Chari Sir, my mentor, my guide and ‘cheer leader’!

I was privileged to have worked closely with Late H T Parekh, especially when CAP created and incubated the Bombay Community Trust.

Grateful also to Forbes Marshall for housing us for 12 years at Mistry Mansion. It was just 80 square feet and two tables, but it had great atmosphere, natural lighting and cross ventilation.

Most grateful to Deanna Jejeebhoy who as Trustee of the Sir Ratan Tata Trust recognized CAP’s work and worth by moving us to Mulla House in 1999. A generous grant of Rs. 50 Lakhs helped us acquire this asset whose value today has grown manifold.

Grateful thanks to Mark Sidel and the Ford Foundation for their support at the turn of the millennium. Mark had put the soul back into Ford’s philanthropy program. Mark, India and CAP will always know you as a ‘friend’ and not a funder.

Fast forward to the present and I owe my thanks to my colleague and CAP’s COO Meher for reinventing CAP and making it relevant to the changing times. She has single handedly put structure, systems and processes to everything that we do at CAP. She has transformed and taken all our programs to a new and higher level.

Rati, CAP owes you and your family very special thanks. Thank you for your leadership, for always being there when needed, for being so tuned into everything that we do and for always connecting us to those in your network.

There have been many others who have made this journey memorable, many of my old and current Board Members, staff, donors, members, affiliates. The list is too long. Thank you, one and all!

I am not sure what the future has in store for us, but thank you CAP for making my life so purposeful. Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.

Dearest CAP, together we shall celebrate compliance, together we shall try to remain relevant and together we shall continue to be useful and helpful.

Happy Birthday dearest CAP! – Noshir