SINGH Foundation was started in 1993 and received its tax-exempt status (501 (c) (3)) in early 1994. The foundation is named for Raghuvansh Prasad (RP) Singh. RP was diagnosed with cancer in 1979, got rid of it, and went on to complete his studies and lead a successful career in research, only to have the cancer reappear thirteen years later and claim his life in March 1993; RP was barely 40 when he died. RP was always interested in civil liberties and other progressive causes in India; during his terminal illness, he made sure that money was set aside to support such work after his death. The foundation was started with that seed money. To signify the prime interests of the foundation, we take SINGH to be an acronym, standing for Secular InterNational Growth and Harmony.