A Message from Our Founder
Inspired by my parents' benevolent philosophy, The Dalal Family Foundation was created to continue their ongoing mission of social responsibility. The Foundation is a shining reflection of my Mom and Dad's, Jyoti ben and Pravin bhai's, teachings and charitable work.
Two decades ago, The Dalal Family Foundation began with the broad idea of aiding those in need. The foundation's goal is to have the greatest possible impact in the areas of Education, Empowering Women and the Disabled, Senior Citizens and Medical Welfare. For over twenty years, we have partnered with organizations in the United States and India that share the Foundation's vision and whose expert platforms would give our projects a larger impact in the lives of the intended beneficiaries.
As I lead and grow The Dalal Family Foundation, I feel I am getting closer to fulfilling my own destiny of being able to help others. I thank God for making me a "Nimitt" (the Sanskrit word for an "instrument") for service to the community. I also thank my wonderful wife, Bindu, and three children for sharing my enthusiasm and supporting me. As we say in our family "There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up."
We look forward to continuing thoughtful giving and making a positive impact for many years to come.
Nayan Dalal, Founder, The Dalal Family Foundation
About the Founder
Mr. Nayan Dalal is a successful entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is the CEO of Trade Lines Inc, and founder of The Dalal Family Foundation Inc.
Born and raised in Mumbai, India, Nayan moved to the United States 30 years ago to pursue his MBA. In 1992, Nayan established Trade Lines Inc. (TLI), a home textile import company in New Jersey. Today TLI is a leader in the Home Textiles industry with offices in New Jersey, Mumbai, India and Shanghai, China.
Nayan's personal philosophy resonates with the words of Winston Churchill "We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give" and William James "The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it."
Inspired by his parents, and a true desire to make a difference and give back to society, Nayan established The Dalal Family Foundation in 1997. Recently, Nayan opened a satellite office of the foundation in Mumbai to spread this noble work outside of the United States to his birth country of India.
Nayan also serves on Boards of Trustees and Advisory Boards of several social, cultural, educational and charitable organizations in the United States and India.