Patel Foundation

We work with communities to create conservation-led efforts that produce economic, environmental, and social benefits.

Helping others is the first step

Build and leave a better living world

Our Initiative

We know conservation starts with communities. Our unique approach to sustainable community development protects nature as both an economic and community asset that provides sustenance, open space, jobs, economic opportunities, important cultural ties and much more.

Housing for All

Everyone must have a safe, decent, accessible, and affordable home as a fundamental right.

At any age, the pursuit of a good life is easier in a physical environment that promotes health, supports activities important to self fulfillment, and facilitates connections to the larger community.

1 Billion
Without Adequate
1 Years

On average, people without homes die 30 years sooner than people with housing, and they are 3-4 times likelier to die

Our Target


Homes addition in America by 2035

Building Sustainable Integrated Smart Communities Providing Affordable Housing For All In Partnership With Cities.

Economic Opportunity

Housing is the first rung on the ladder to economic opportunity and that a person s access to opportunity is intrinsically linked with that of the community where they live. Housing quality, instability, and unaffordability threaten the well-being of millions of children across the world. Housing has a profound impact on all children s lives, our future generation. 

Well being

Housing insecurity can cause chronic conditions to be exacerbated and take a serious toll on overall mental and physical health.

In old age, the home and neighborhood environments are particularly important: they are the locations where older people spend most their time, and they can have a great impact on independence, social connection, feelings of self worth, and physical and emotional well-being.

Economic Measures

Home and neighborhood characteristics are important dimensions in the measurement of human progress and quality of life, particularly as an alternative to purely economic measures. They are also key issues in public health, particularly as they relate to physical, social, and mental well-being.

Livable Communities

Together, improving housing affordability, accessibility, and choice can help build more livable communities, helping more people live in the places they prefer-affordably, securely, and safely housed.

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