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Uttarakhand Mandal of America(UAM)

A 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization

Registered in the year 2007

San Francisco Bay Area, California

what is UMA ?

UMA is 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization registered under the Laws of the State of California.

What is UMA’s Charter?

  • promote culture and heritage of Uttarakhand, India
  • aid socio-economic development in Uttarakhand, India
  • support education to underprivileged people of Uttarakhand, India

UMA Achievements – Details:

FFE Scholarship:

$627,000 in scholarships to 612 students from Uttarakhand for higher studies, in partnership with FFE

UMA Stipend:

$12,000 in stipends to 36 under- privileged students from Uttarakhand

Operation Rebuild*:

$280,000 grant to AIF; completed 6 programs of skill development/ job creation under Operation Rebuild* program

* Operation Rebuild – Kedarnath Floods of 2013 were so devastating, they were termed as Himalayan Tsunami. UMA raised $300,000 which was leveraged to $600,000 by entering into partnership with AIF to help flood impacted people.

UMA Achievements:

Uttarakhand Day at ICC, 2006

Annual Networking EventsUMA PicnicUMA Annual DinnerOther Social events

Social Benefit Programs inFFE ( to support higher educationAIF ( to support employment-based programs *Direct support to underprivileged students – not covered under FFE programs

Note: See Details on the Back

FFE Scholarships in Uttarakhand:

FY No. Amount (Rs)
2011-12 36 8,96,483
2012-13 46 12,22,402
2013-14 60 17,77,500
2014-15 127 45,27,500
2014-15 127 45,27,500
2015-16 199 73,62,500
2016-17 224 85,58,900
2017-18 184 75,79,300

Who Can Join UMA?

Any person living in the US can join UMA.

Why Should I Join UMA?

NETWORK with fellow Uttarakhandis living in the USsatisfy SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY obligationsparticipate in UMA’s EVENTSbe a part of CHARITABLE programs in Uttarakhandbecome part of close-knit, highly motivated core team

How Can I Join UMA?

email – mention “MEMBERSHIP” in subject line. Pay membership dues to: $50/$100 per year – for individuals/family