BAY AREA PRABASI is a membership based non-profit socio-cultural organization of the Bengalis of the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1974. Our mission is to promote and contribute to the charitable, religious, literary and educational activities with particular emphasis on the heritage of Bengal. The organization is governed by an elected Executive board of directors and the Board is responsible for the basic functions of the organization, including the Articles, Bylaws, and major decisions relating to organizational form as well as membership matters, broad policy decisions, and matters of general importance to the overall group organization. Join us to celebrate the quintessential Bengali occasions, grow a deeper appreciation of our heritage and stand beside others when help is needed. Become a part of the Prabasi family today!

EMERGENCY
COVID-19 drive for Oxygen Concentrators

Project Breathe

To deliver the essential medical devices and services in Kolkata to help in fighting the second wave of the pandemic- Bay Area Prabasi has formed a consortium with Kolkata Foundation, AIM, MUKTI, RHCF and Kolkata Gives.

$188K raised of $250K goal

 

  

 

 
Past weeks' updates
A Project Proposal on HelloBeta
- OxyFlow 5 International

Our Plan:

- Procure 500 high quality oxygen concentrators + 5,000 pulse oximeters and ship to Kolkata (Concentrator units are procured @$783/per unit)
- Create a first responder center [Hello Beta] for at-home delivery of oxygen concentrators (to reduce pressure on hospitals at maximum capacity)
- Connect patients via telemedicine to a pool of medical doctors

June 8 Update

- Oxygen Concentrator distributed - Total 500 (Breathe Consortium; US-India) out of which 168 Prabasi led US cohort
- West Bengal organizations supported by the Consortium - RKM, BSS, Rotary Club, Lions Club, Nanritam Purulia, Samaritan Help Mission
- 170 Oxygen Concentrator from Give India foundation went to Sundarbans through the consortium
- Every district in West Bengal has access to Oxygen Concentrator; You can find the contacts here.
- COVID Food home delivery (Kolkata, Howrah and Katwa) - 5000 meals are donated though Prabasi cohort @Rs 110/meal includes packaging and home delivery

Yaas Cyclone Relief - MUKTI - drinking water supplies, dry food rationing, meal distributions, sanitary napkins and other efforts in under privileged areas funded by Kolkata Gives (close INR 1.21 cores). BAP funded USD 4,000 into this drive

About the organizations
- MUKTI (Implementing organisation on-the-ground) Extensive operations in 200+ villages, empowering 30K women through self-help groups and financial assistance, empowering 8000+ farmers, educating 5000+ children, sponsoring college of XXX students. Executed 500+ medical camps in collaboration with RHCF during Cyclone Amphan.
- Rural Health Care Foundation (RHCF) (Implementing organisation on-the-ground) 2.5 million patients served till date through 18 medical centers, 30+ national and international awards, studied by Harvard & Yale business schools.
- Bay Area Prabasi: One of the oldest (close to 5 decades) and most established Bengali association in the heart of silicon valley, connecting the Kolkata diaspora and contributing to the community. Have contributed significantly to COVID and “Amphan” causes in the US and India.
- Kolkata Foundation: a US-based nonprofit with a mission to unite Calcuttans all over the world to fight poverty in Kolkata. Raised $600K+ since inception (Dec 2017). 800K+ meals provided during COVID/Amphan relief. 25000+ patients helped during Cyclone Bulbul/Amphan.
- Kolkata Gives: an umbrella organization of Kolkata-based philanthropists that have raised/deployed 5 Cr. INR to social impact causes over the past 5 years.

Bay Area/Northern CA Organizations

We are grateful to the US Bengali community organizations (many of them are from the Bay Area) who have come forward to join us with Project Breathe and help our people suffering in Kolkata.


AmountDonors
Partner organizations
$17,570Ulhaas
$12,000Utsav
$10,000BayBasi
$4,500AIM
Sanskriti (members donated through to BAP directly)
Individual Dornors
$20,000
Arijit Sengupta
$10,000
Tirthankar Lahiri
$5000 and above
Arijit and Chandana Mukherjee
Ashok and Rita Sinha
Anu Maitra
$2000 and above
Anirban Das
Outreach Promotional Solutions
Sudipta & Santanu Sinha
$1000 and above
Ranjit Chakravorti
Dipanjan Pramanick
Gregory Meyer
Sudeshna Raha
Saikat Paul
Nirmalya Modak
Biplab Adhya
Saikat Saha
Bratin Saha
Sudipto Mukhopadhyay
Bitan Biswas
Supratim Basu
DJ Das
Paul Chun
Joel Jakubson & Krishna Mitra
Shauli Chaudhuri
Nilanjana Paul
Sucharita Nandan
Donors (Other Amount)
Anirban Chakraborty
Sakti Das
Samita Sen
Malavika Ghosh
Amlan Haldar
Manosiz Bhattacharyya
Heather Kane
Shankar Seal
Vikas Gautam
Sudip Nag
Raj Kurapati
Subho Chatterjee
Shar Dubey
Sukanta Ganguly
Sumali Sanyal
John Brown
Prithviraj Banerjee
amlan debnath
Debashis Dhar
Satadal Bhattacharjee
Shubhobrata Sengupta
Yu-Shu Chu
Ramyanshu Datta
Jayadev Vadakkanmarveettil
Barun Kar
Isha Chakraborty
Corelynx Technologies Inc.
Abhijit Datta
Mitil Roy
Nabanita Sen
Ananda Bose
Sandip Bhattacharya
Abhijan Banerjee
Krishnapriya Barmanray
Mainak Banerjee
Akshay Nandan
Abhayendra Singh
Chandan Dasgupta
Sugata Sanyal
Dipanjan Das
Siddhartha Chattopadhyay
Sejal Kamani
Aparna Chatterjee
Sujal Gupta
Swati Saxena
aloka banerjee
Sanjay banerjee
Ratan Das
Nishtha Ghosh
Anukana Ray
Souvik Das
Subhendra Ghosh
Smita Das
Partha Sircar
Jaanbazar
Sanchita Saxena
Eric Wedel
Subhra Gima
Alex Alex
Prosenjit Sen
Amit Basu
Abhishek Gupta
Amit Chattopadhyay
Kushal Lala
Nil Chakraborty
Divya Kotireddy
Moupali Das
Saswati Paul
Samir Mittra
Venkatesh Venkatasamy
Sayani Ghosh
Rohini Kar
Shantanu Nag
Sunny Gupta
Debjit Sarkar
Punyanjan Sen
Sandip Dasgupta
Susmita Bhatacharya
Somnath Sen
Kalidip Choudhury
Shaikat Sen
Partha Choudary
Arindam Chakraborty
Sandeepan Banerjee
Anupam Bagchi
Sandip Bhattacharya
Nita Sukul
Dipak Majumdar
Rajit Saha
Abhijit Sil
Manjishtha Ghosh
Allya Mukhopadhyay
Siddhartha Dasgupta
Julie Grant
Ambar Kumar Das Bairagya
Gautam SenGupta
Biswapesh Chattopadhyay
Indradeep Banerjee
Pinaki R Mukherjee
Sam Mohanta
Kalyan Ghosh
Madhurima Dhar
Gargi Gangopadhyay
Anil Kar
Piu Ghosh
Narasimha Annapareddy
Dipayan Bhattacharya
Dipak Sarkar
Gourab Mitra
Kiran Adhya
Gano Chatterji
Bhaskar Deb
Sudakshina Banerjee
Asim Das
Soumya Chakravorty
Tia Ghose
Amitava Das
Sharmistha Chakravorty
Tamalika Mukherjee
Subir Chowdhury
Rajesh Gupta
Nandita Chaudhuri
Todor Spasov
Kalpana Chakraburtty
Sushmita Datta
Neelanjana Panda
Wenyun Shi
Debasis Biswas
Indrajit Banerjee
Dan Angeles
Jamie Lin
Subrata Dey
Sarah Li
Surabhi Bhattacharya
Debanjan Chakraborty
Ayan Banerjee
Soumik Roy
Adhir K Mandal
Devi SenGupta
Chunilal Saha
Topojoy Biswas
Sandip Nandi
Sompa Malakar
Tuan Truong
Sudipta Chatterjee
Anoop Saha
Ruoyun Li
Arjun Poddar
Manan Pathak
Lu Huang
Subrata Roy
Anjan Tarafder
Sharmila Bagchi
Vikram Madan
Tyler Hill
Marcelo Bossi
Siba Ray
Sreejit Chakravarty
Subir Ghosh
Rabisankar Kulshi
Prem Malani
Sudeshna Roy
Abhik Roy
Blake Bolan
Debolina Basu
Abhisek Bakshi
Eglind Myftiu
Ashis Mandal
Tonia Poteat
Judith Auerbach
Melanie Thompson
Bailey Gallagher
Amit Chatterjee
Abhijit Neogi
Santanu Kar
Venkatesh Krishnan
Sharmistha Das
Shubra Sarkar
Natalie Pitchford
Hangjun Zhan
Rishav Ghosh
Tonya McQuade
Kristi Beiter
Karthik Bharathy
Michelle Cheng
Rajatavo Maitra
Diana Aberin
Chaitali Bandyopadhyay
Manju Banerjee
Dibyajyoti Banerjee
Andrea Weddle
Sankhajit Chakraborty
Brotati Guha
Karno Das Chowdhury
Fatema Shaikh
Piyali Ganguly
Anindya Chitta Bagchi
Somnath Mita
Ankan Roybardhan
Edwin Platt
Brian Macapinlac
Surajit Mitra
Kenneth Garcia
Paul Chun
Anna Kamerow
Rajesh Nerurkar
Omar Zarka
Bidisha Ghosh
Rohit Kadam
Leena Chakrabarti
Jaya Gupta
Mousumi Bose
Chitrank Seshadri
Pratish Bandopadhayay
Meghomala Chakrabarti
Somnath Roy
Madhura Kearns
Selvan Rajan
Manjari Dutta
Mrinmoy Saha
Ranjita Chakraborty
Subhasis Das
Simadri Moitra
Kaushik Roy
Pravin Rodrigues
Amitava Samaddar
Debbrata Das
Binoy Roy
Kimsukh Kundu
Deb Sen
Debasis Bera
Soumya Mukherjee
Tanushree Samanta
Pritam Sinha
Neena Burman
Pallab Datta
Punyanjan Sen
Rajkumar Rajendran
Debyani Ghosh
Joyeeta Mitra
Ranen Chatterjee
Pradeep Chowdhury
Tia Gangopadhyay
Sarnab Podder
Garima Batra
Manish Dawar
Gagan Chatwal
Sabyasachi Basu
Jill Corrales
Ash Reyes
Jayasri Dasgupta
Jaleesa Ledbetter
Arindam Malakar
Tiffany Lintner
Bukli Haircare LLC
Nikhil Shah
Maziar Rahmani
Chandrayee Mukherjee
Steven Meldrum
Robert Station
pradipta shome
Koyeli Mukherjee
Prithviraj Dasgupta
Sudeshna Das
Sudarshana Bhattacharyya
Saranjit Gupta
Abhijit Das
Sankar Mukhopadhyay
Pallab Sen
Emmie Le
Premanand Kuppa
Jason Copeland
Sanghamitra B Roy
Eunice Choi
Trinish Chatterjee
Ruchira Mitra
Soma Dutta
Chandrayee Basu
Gilmer Borbo
Shounak Bagchi
Edward O'Brien
Rishi Bhattacharjee
Arnab Mukherjee
Dalia Sriram
Carolyn Spiro
Carmen Villalobos
Priya Ray
Joydeep Halder
Simanti Khanna
Kanika Chatterjee
Anirudha Banerjee
Yahaira Lopez
Manju Sinha
Subha Dutta
Priyotosh Ray
Anuradha Williamson
Jacob Smith
Prabir Majumder
Marie Thuillier
Debashis Paul
Anindo Roy
Brandon Mathew
Steven Lang
Aloke Das
Saurajit Ghosh
A. Banerjee
Dr. Biswamay Ray
Avijit & Chitralekha Moita
Anonymous
Kaushik Ghosh
Alex Brun
Ashima Roy
Ly Carrion-Capas
Madhumanti Palit
Manasi Ghosh
Amitava das
Somnath Mitra
Indradeep Banerjee
Pramit Mitra
Nilanjana Panda
Subrata Ghosh
Estella Mihovilovic
Anirban Banerjee
Chittabrata Ghosh
Debanjan Saha
Joyita Roy
Uma Bhowmik
Sucharita Nandan
Sanjay Ray
Bijoy Chattopadhyay
Subhadip Chatterjee
Abhijit Das
Rupak Debnath
Santanu Kar
Shao Lu
Kaushiki Mukherjee
Debjyoti Paul
Naina Prasad
Abhijit Saha
Sumanta Chatterjee
Kaushik Ghosh
Indradeep Ghosh
Dipto Mukherjee
Madhubanti Chowdhury
Abhijit Seal
Biswadeep Nag
Patricia Fukami & John Ewing
Amalendu Chakrabarty
Ranjit Dasgupta
Suparna Das
Madhubanti Chowdhury
Deepak Mehta
Kalpana Chakraburrty
Pia Law
Partha Sircar
Somnath Ghosh
Nilotpal Sanyal
Somnath Roy
Vikash Kothari
Sumana Sur
Roshni Chatterjee
Elpida Sklavos
Anirban Datta
Souma Sengupta
Abhijit Mitra
Mary Farmer
Sucharita Nandan
Rituparna Bhattacharya
Mala Bansal
Josefa Simkin
Viman Deb
Naushaba Rashid
Peter Carnini
Neelam Mukherjee
Gopa Mitra
Ananda Bhattacharya
Moebli
Soumen Sarkar
Prokash Sinha
Sumit Roy
Siddhartha Sinha
Rahul Guha
Aritra Bandopadhyay
Anikendra Ghosh
Debyani Ghosh
Panna Dasgupta
Sourav Ghosh
Anjali Banerjee
Sudhrity Mandal
Rupashree Dasgupta
Jayanta Dey
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covid19

 

Bay Area Prabasi has committed to supporting our members and community through this crisis. We have set up a hotline to respond to our member’s needs, partnered with Grocery on Wheels and Meat Corner for expedited grocery delivery, and our volunteers are working 24/7 to assist. We have also worked with manufacturers to secure medical supplies for our frontline healthcare workers and already completed the first donation drive.

Learn more about our ongoing efforts here...

DurgaPuja

 

Bay Area Prabasi will be celebrating Durga Puja in an open air amphitheater in Fremont (member-only).
Our non member visitors will be able to experience Bay Area Prabasi Puja virtually through live streaming.

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Bay Area Prabasi is getting ready to offer puja to Ma Bhabatarini on the auspicious day of Nov 14th.

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