About

From Humble Beginning’s in Cardboard and Glue

Chandri and Athena Barat at TEDxNJIT

The Barat Foundation is a 501(C) 3 not-for-profit educational corporation dedicated to the power of the arts to transform lives and to level the playing field for highly motivated, underserved youth. Founded by creative and entrepreneurial individuals Gary and Chandri Barat, the foundation has pursued and accomplished goals towards its mission: transforming lives by fostering a passion for learning and creative expression, through an interactive educational experience featuring cultural exchange, artistic immersion, humanistic values, and a commitment to each individual’s creative potential. 

The Barat Foundation strives to make all its programs and services available to all patrons.