HAF for the Community

Press Releases

10/24/2014 - State Department Celebrates Diwali as Global Affair with Ambassadors and Community Leaders
10/01/2014 - HAF Joins Indian American Groups in Welcoming Prime Minister Modi
09/29/2014 - Miss America 2014 Captivates Audience at HAF's Northern CA Gala
09/24/2014 - HAF Lauds Delaware Governor for Signing Proclamation Recognizing Hindu Americans
08/21/2014 - A Yoga Master Leaves the Stage: Hindu Americans Mourn the Passing of BKS Iyengar
07/23/2014 - Pew Poll Surprise: Many Americans have Negative Impressions of Hindu Americans
07/08/2014 - Protect Yourself: Hindu Americans Targeted Again
06/26/2014 - HAF Distributes $5000 in Grants to Bhutanese American Hindu Community
04/23/2014 - Apply Now: Bhutanese American Community Grant Program
04/11/2014 - HAF Hosts Panel Discussion on Caste, Cows, and Curriculum
03/20/2014 - Pakistan's Harsh Winter Softened by Care Packages from HAF and Sewa International
03/04/2014 - HAF Launches Bhutanese American Project: Helping Rebuild Lives
02/21/2014 - HAF Joins Coalition to Urge NYC Mayor to Include Diwali as New Public School Holiday
09/17/2013 - Congresswoman Gabbard Captivates Audience at HAF's Annual Northern CA Gala
06/06/2013 - Hindu American Welcome FBI's "Yes" to Anti-Hindu Hate Crime Data Category
04/22/2013 - HAF Applauds Sen. Corbett's Resolution for Hindu American Awareness & Appreciation Month in CA
12/30/2012 - Foundation Calls for Swift Justice in Hate Crime against Hindu Man in NY Subway
12/15/2012 - Hindu Americans Devestated by Connecticut School Shooting, Grieve for Victims
11/20/2012 - HAF Celebrates Diwali with British Embassy
08/01/2012 - Hi-Rez Retains Hindu Deities in Video Game despite Opposition, Dialogues with HAF
05/14/2012 - HAF Hosts Panel on Emergence of Hindu Political Voice in America
03/01/2012 - HAF Physicians Visit Refugee Camps in Nepal to Assess Needs of Bhutanese Hindus
01/11/2012 - HAF and SABA-NC Express Outrage over Hate Crime in San Jose, CA
01/04/2012 - HAF Condemns Firebombs Targeting Hindu Community in New York
11/16/2011 - Asia Society Hosts Biased, Anti-India Panel on Kashmir - HAF Responds
08/29/2011 - HAF Sponsors Tour by Harijan/Scheduled Caste Leader from India
03/04/2011 - HAF Launches Hindu American Physicians in Seva Program (HAPiS)
HAF Partners with Bhumi Project on Compassionate Living Initiative
01/26/2011 - Philip Goldberg Captivates Audience on American Veda Discussion
11/16/2010 - HAF Launches Hindu American Congressional Internship
HAF Launches Healthy School Meals Today - No Disease Tomorrow Campaign
08/27/2010 - HAF Sends Letter to USPS to Address Raksha Bandhan Mailing Issue
08/27/2010 - HAF Launches Annual Hindu Awareness Week: Seva in Action
03/11/2009 - HAF Submits Proposal for Issuance of Diwali Stamp

Be Prepared for Hate Crimes and/or Domestic Terror Strike

Please click here to view resources for preparing your temple or community center in the event of an attack.
Please click here to view the 2013 DHS Guide for Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship.
What qualifies as a hate crime?  What should you do if you are the victim of a hate crime?  Click here to download our Hate Crimes Information document (pdf).

Teach about Holi in the Classroom: Download the Toolkit Here

Teach about Diwali in the Classroom: Download the Toolkit Here

Please click here to view the Diwali 2012 site and to download the Diwali Toolkit.
Please click here to view the Diwali 2011 site and to download the Diwali Toolkit.
Please click here to view the Diwali 2010 site and to download the Diwali Toolkit.
Please click here to view the Diwali 2009 site.

HAF receives 2009 Hindu Renaissance Award

On March 28, 2009, HAF became the first organization to receive the annual Hindu Renaissance Award from Hinduism Today magazine. Please click here for the full press release.