Welcome to the Miriam Dean Fund

"reaching out to the world's poorest"


We are a small registered charity funding projects for the poorest of the poor. Our work is mostly, at present, in South India, in close partnership with established local groups and charitable organisations. Children are one major focus: orphan children, handicapped children, children at risk, children affected by AIDS. And we know many of them and their carers as friends because we visit them regularly.

Our little Fund is personal, something akin to a family both here among our contributing supporters and abroad among those we serve. It is also voluntary; no-one is paid, so every penny given goes abroad. That has added up to over a million pounds in the last seven years alone.

It all started some sixty years ago: please click on About Us for the history. But it's the present and the future that most excites us. The needs, whether for the care of children, or for health, housing or water, keep growing.

The Fund has always been quietly Christian by inspiration, though many of the friends with whom we work abroad are of other faiths. We believe that the poor, of whatever race or creed, are the special concern of the Love at the heart of everything. Consequently they are our special concern too. That is our motivation.

Will you join us? So much can be achieved by quite small amounts of money. You would find it a rewarding commitment, we know.

You can download a Donation & Gift Aid Form from the downloads area: simply print, complete and post to the Trustees (address in About Us).  Our projects have benefitted hugely from generous legacies left to the Fund; please remember us in your Will.

You can also make a donation (with gift aid) on-line via our account with the Charities Aid Foundation.

Last updated: 4 Jan 20