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Donate Funds

All of us at Dakshana appreciate your support.

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.

    US and Rest of the World (excluding Canada and India)

To donate by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal, please click the button below.

    Canadian Residents

Dakshana Canada is a registered charity in Canada under registration #82343 9443 RR0001. You can donate by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover or PayPal in Canadian Dollars here:

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 two-year program or our new one-year program at Dakshana Valley! You can lift a family from poverty permanently and help get the scholar accepted by IIT.  To support one scholar at Dakshana Valley, it is $199 per month for 12 months. For the two-year program, it is $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 them.

Dakshana Endowment

Dakshana also has an endowment account. You can select your gift to go into operating funds or our 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 dollars go further.

Click here for more information:  Donation Form

To donate funds by check, please send a check made out to "Dakshana Foundation" to:

Dakshana Foundation
Attn: Ms. Lynn Dann
1220 Roosevelt, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92620-3675

If not specified, your gift will go towards near-term operating funds. Thank you for your contribution. Every little bit helps.  For tax purposes, our 501(c)3 non-profit ID is 20-2861633.

Donations by Residents in India

Donors in India can donate in rupees in India. Please make the check payable to "Dakshana India Education Trust Fund" and send to:

Colonel Ram K Sharma
Chief Executive Officer
Dakshana Foundation
Village Kadus
Taluka Khed
District Pune - 412 404

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.

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.actiondonation.org).  Please call Action Donation Services at +1.866.244.8464, or us at +1.949.453.0609, or email Lynn Dann (ldann@dakshana.org) for more information.

The donated item will be picked up from a location of your choice at a time of your choosing at no cost to you. You will 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!