The Foundation was one of the many organizations that provided relief and rehabilitation assistance following the 2005 earthquake. In the first six months after the earthquake in October 2005, the Foundation provided assistance worth approximately US$6.7 million to more than 25,000 households (approximately 200,000 people) in 220 affected villages. The assistance included more than 6,000 shelters; over 5,300 food units (including essential food items like flour, rice, lentil, cooking oil); and more than 7,600 quilts and blankets. Stoves (for cooking and heating purposes), winter supplements, warm clothes and toys for children and saplings for plantation were also distributed.
The Foundation continues to support longer-term rehabilitation worth an estimated US$11 million. This includes support for reconstructing more than 4,500 houses, rehabilitating drinking water supply that reaches an estimated 30,000 people, rebuilding of roads, and restoring livelihood by supporting local enterprise and building skills. The Foundation focuses its efforts on the most vulnerable including women. Moreover, the Foundation advocates better policies and greater transparency in expending public finances for rehabilitation.