The George Foundation was established in January 1995 in Bangalore, India, as a not-for-profit organization under the Indian Trust Act. Our mission is to work towards poverty eradication in India, promote environmental health, and strengthen democratic institutions and values in developing countries. Consistent with this mission, the Foundation initially embarked on two major projects: * Project Shanti Bhavan: Facility to house and educate at a time 336 children of deprived backgrounds from pre-school to grade 12. It is a world-class institution committed to excellence and globally shared values. * Project Lead-Free: Infrastructure to test for blood lead levels in urban population throughout India. In 1998-99, the project conducted 25,000 blood tests of children, pregnant women, and emergency referrals, and this study led to a world conference in Bangalore in 1999 that resulted in the initiation of prevention measures by the Government of India and several other developing countries.