“Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.”  

   ~ John D. Rockefeller
 
CORDUSA (Chinmaya Organization for Rehabilitation & Development by Undertaking Sustainable Activities) is a secular, non-profit that aims to help communities create a sustainable program to aid in their holistic welfare. CORD USA serves humanity regardless of race, religion, color, gender or nationality.
 
We strive to facilitate integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities and in the Indian subcontinent through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment.  
 
It is a bond of Love and Understanding, encouraging a process of sharing which enriches both the giver and the receiver.  Please read the testimonials to hear from real people, real stories, on how CORD (Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development) in India and Sri Lanka has been transforming one life at a time for the last 3 decades.
 

Why CORDUSA?

 
By focusing on development (teaching people to earn a living) as opposed to welfare (e.g. donating food); CORDUSA has built a sustainable and replicable model which has been successfully done by other groups. 
 
The key success factor of CORDUSA is their motto of Active Participation. The villager has to be willing to take the first step to transform his/her life and CORDUSA will take 5 steps forward to assist the person.
 
Reaching out to each individual family and supporting their progress is slow to develop, but the ripples create multi directional growth and sustainability.  Infusing money and other handouts is easy; however generating hope and confidence takes time, persistence and belief!  
 
Belief in one’s ability to motivate another to change life-long thinking patterns and habits. CORDUSA enables the poor to transform their lives through programs driven by themselves on the simple premise that inspiration from within brings out the best in everyone. That’s what makes the program successful!
 
 

CORD and CORDUSA's Achievements

 

•    2016 - Swami Tejomayananda, CORD USA Chairman and President received Padma Bhushan Award as a Spiritual Leaver by Government of India

•    2015 - CORDUSA is awarded the Top-Rated Non-Profit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations for 4th year!

•    2014 - CORDUSA is awarded the Top-Rated Non-Profit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations for 3rd year!

•    2014 - CORD received “Partnership Excellence Award on Imparting Quality Training” from NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development).

•    2014 - Narender Paul received ““Sudhir Johri Inspired Leader Award” by SOIL (School of Inspired Leadership).

•    2013 - CORDUSA is awarded the Top-Rated Non-Profit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations for 2nd year!

•   2013 – CORD India received Sulakshana-Ram Janam Pandey Award 2013 conferred by the National Society for equal opportunities for the Handicapped (NASEOH), India.

•   2013 – Dr.Meera Krishna, Project Incharge of Branch-Siruvani honored by National Commission of Women for her outstanding work for women empowerment.

•    2012 - CORDUSA is awarded the Top-Rated Non-Profit by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.

•    2012 - Dr. Kshama Metre, CORD National Director was given Guardian International Development Achievement Award.

•    2012 – CORD branch at Siruvani was awarded for Social Service by FICCI Ladies organization.

•    2012 – CORD at Lathikata was appointed by MORD to audit MGNREGS in its block.

•    2008 - CORD’s National Director, Dr. Kshama Metre received Padma Shree Award for Social Services from Honorable President of India

•    2006- The all India Women’s Education Fund Association (AIWEFA) presented CORD with “ Nina Sibal Memorial Award ” for its “Integrated Community Based Rehabilitation work for differently abled person”

•    2006- Received Best Facilitator Award for Promotion & Linkage of SHG in Sundergarh District from Women & Child Dev.Dept of Orissa.

•    2002- Recognition of Trust work in the field of Women’s Empowerment by the National Commission of Women, one of 10 recipients of the Nation.

•    2001-Felicitation by NABARD and Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir for SHG promotion in J&K.

•    2000 – Dr. Kshama Metre Honored with ‘Ojaswani Shikhar Sewa Alankaran’ Award for Excellence in Service by the Times Group

•    1999 – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) identified CORD branch in Sidhbari as Resource Centre for 4 Northern States (Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh) till date.

•    1992 – Selected by Government of India to represent India in South Korea for Women’s Development and Family Planning as the NGO representative of India.

 

Non-Discrimination Policy

 
CORD USA Inc does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the ground of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion or disability in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein, whether carried out by CORD USA Inc directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom the CORD USA Inc arranges to carry out its programs and activities.