Bhole Ji and The Hans Foundation
The Hans Foundation is a charitable trust fund created to provide a source of endowment for not-for-profit organizations in India. The Hans Foundation is the beneficiary of an endowment given by Rural India Supporting Trust. The money given to us helps enable our commitment to social development in India. The Hans Foundation supports organizations involved in projects that fall under one of our three focus areas- disability, education and healthcare.
The Hans Foundation is bankrolled by Manoj Bhargava, formerly a monk of Hanslok Ashram and currently billionaire CEO of 5-hour Energy, the company which markets the "5-hour Energy Shot" and head of the Billions In Change organisation. This money is tied up in a web of legal folderol and whether it is actually going to be spent promoting health in India and the glories of Shri Hans Ji Maharaj and Shri Bhole Ji Maharaj remains to be seen. All of this money has been disbursed to NGOs in India, not used for the family's personal use.
However, there is no doubt that the Hans Foundation has provided far more money to real charitable organisations than Prem Rawat's organisations ever have. The total as of 2017 was over $US70 million for the 6 years they have been operating. In this period TPRF has expended less than $US3 million for charitable purposes and probably that much publicising the charity.
Mrs. Shweta Rawat, Chairperson, Co-founder
Mrs Sweta Rawat's family along with Manoj Bhargava, founded The Hans Foundation in 2009. She has played a key role in defining the goals and direction of the organization. Since its conception, The Hans Foundation, has funded social initiatives and projects in areas of healthcare, women empowerment, livelihood, disability, and education across India.
Mrs Sweta Rawat has a B.A. in International Relations from American University in Washington DC and a M.A. in Human Rights and Politics from City University, UK.
Manoj Bhargava, Principal Donor, Co-founder
Manoj Bhargava is a philanthropist and entrepreneur, most known as founder and CEO of 5-hour Energy, a 2-ounce energy shot. He signed the Giving Pledge in 2012, and has committed over 90% of his wealth to charitable causes.