Seva Foundation is an American non-profit international health organization based in Berkeley, California, that was founded in 1978 by public health expert Dr. Larry Brilliant, spiritual leader Ram Dass and humanitarian activist Wavy Gravy. Other notable co-founders include the founder of the Aravind Eye Foundation Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, and Nicole Grasset, the senior adviser for the WHO smallpox eradication campaign. Steve Jobs also participated as an adviser at early Seva meetings and provided the first significant cash donation along with an Apple II to enter and analyze eye care survey results in the original Nepal program.
Seva is best known for their work restoring eyesight to over 3 million blind people suffering from cataract blindness in places like Tibet, Nepal, Cambodia, Bangladesh, and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Seva also works on health projects in Native American communities throughout the United States.