The Legacy Endowment Fund

Himalayan Children's Charities Classroom Boy Smiling
in In 2020, HCC established the Legacy Endowment Fund to secure the sustainability of the PEAK Program. The PEAK Program supports disadvantaged students for college, technical school or university, and with the support of the Legacy Endowment Fund, the Program will support 500 students over the next 50 years.

For the next year, a family foundation has offered a 33% match for ALL donations up to a total of $1,000,000.  HCC is seeking commitments from individual and corporate donors to help us make the most of this matching opportunity!

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Higher Education Scholarship Program students in 2019.


History of the PEAK Program


Over the last 20 years we have watched as our students have grown from abandoned children to university students to empowered, self-reliant and engaged adults. HCC graduates are now giving back to their communities as nurses, engineers and even as founders of their own NGO, HCC-Nepal, which works to help children in the position they were once in. For marginalized youth in Nepal, a university education can mean the difference between extreme poverty and financial stability.

Despite the immense impact a university education can have, there are little to no funding options for impoverished students. Bank loans are only available against fixed assets or collateral and private sector scholarships nearly non-existent. It was with this in mind that HCC established the PEAK Program, officially launching the program in 2020.

The PEAK Program provides university scholarships and are awarded based on need, academic merit and motivation to give back to society. Currently PEAK supports ten university students in diverse degrees, including physics, business, and medical sciences. Students are provided full academic scholarships and support to cover living costs. They are integrated in the HCC culture and community in Kathmandu, and receive counseling and mentorship to develop self-awareness, life-skills and talents. Additional leadership training and monthly community service requirements keeps students proactive in making the world around them a better place.

The ultimate goal is to provide 10 or more fully-funded scholarships per year to highly motivated students, but highly disadvantaged students, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue their further education.

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Sponsor A Child

Four levels of support, ranging from
$25-250 per month

Support The Legacy Fund

Ensure ten new scholarships
are offered every year.

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