You can lift a family from poverty permanently and help get the scholar accepted by an IIT or a government medical college in India.
All outside donor funds are used only for the direct Dakshana Scholar program. Foundation overheads are not paid from these funds. So, any funds you donate are going directly (and 100%) to a great cause. You are making a big difference.
Dakshana has 3 different programs that you can support.
1) “Taraben J. Mehta Girls Hostel” Construction – Make your donation count for twice as much! Through September 2018, support the building of a girls hostel at Dakshana Valley and your funds will be matched (up to $500,000) by the Indira Foundation. The hostel is scheduled to be completed by Q3 2018
2) Near-Term Scholar Expenses – These funds are used to support the day to day scholar expenses.
3) Endowment – If endowment is selected, 5% of the balance every year will be moved to the operating account. Endowment funds are managed by Mohnish Pabrai and are invested in equities in a very concentrated manner. The endowment helps your dollar go further.
Support a Scholar—For Less Than the Cost of a Latte at Starbucks!
You can fully support a Dakshana scholar for as little as $3.30 per day in either our original 2-year program or our new 1-year program at Dakshana Valley. You can lift a family from poverty permanently and help get the scholar accepted by an IIT or a government medical college in India. To support one scholar at Dakshana Valley, it is $199 per month for 12 months. For the 2-year program, it’s $99 per month for 24 months. We will auto-bill your credit card each month during your sponsorship. You can even choose the scholar and interact with him or her.
Please indicate your preference on your check by writing “ENDOW”, “SCHOLAR” or “GIRLS” on the memo line or, for Paypal donations, please click on “Add special instructions to the seller” and indicate “ENDOW”, “SCHOLAR” or “GIRLS”.
Is my donation secure?
Totally. The security and confidentiality of your information is our highest priority. We use industry-standard SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information and provide a safe and secure environment for online donations. We will not sell or trade or share your personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. We will only share personal information if you have given us specific permission to do so.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
The Dakshana Foundation is a tax-exempt public charitable foundation approved by the IRS in the United States under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.The tax ID number is 20-2861633.
The Dakshana India Educational Trust is an approved charity by various government entities in India. The Dakshana India Education Trust PAN Number issued by the Income Tax Department is AAATD9787D.All donations to the Dakshana India Education Trust Fund are eligible for tax-deduction under Section 80G (5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 vide Registration No. DIT(E)BLR/80G(R)/73/AAATD9787D/ITO(E)-1/Vol 2011-2012 and you shall be sent a receipt for tax-deductibility on the donation.
Dakshana Canada is a registered charity in Canada under registration #82343 9443 RR0001.
Do I get a receipt?
A donation receipt will be sent to you at the email address you provide on this form. Please be sure to keep a copy of your receipt for tax purposes. If you select a recurring donation, you will be sent an individual receipt each month when your donation is processed. A Dakshana T-shirt and cap is also sent to you as a token of our gratitude for your support.
Are there other ways to donate?
Dakshana also has an endowment account. You can select your gift to go into operating funds or our endowment. If you select the endowment, 5 percent of the balance every year will go to the operating account. Mohnish Pabrai manages the endowment funds and invests them in equities in a very concentrated manner. The endowment helps your dollars go further.
Donate a Car, Boat, or Other Vehicle
Dakshana can also accept donations of cars, boats, RVs, and other property donations in the United States through Action Donation Services (www.actionaid.org). Please call Action Donation Services at +1.866.244.8464, or us at +1.949.453.0609, or email Ms. Lynn Dann (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Someone will pick up the donated item from a location of your choice at a time of your choosing at no cost to you. You’ll receive the maximum legal tax deductions and possibly a partial cash payment. This is a great way to get rid of that beater car and help a great cause!
- DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network)
DAAN (Dakshana Alumni Network) is a 2575+ (in 2017) strong army of volunteers supporting Dakshana to forge ahead on its mission of infinite good
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