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 overhead expenses 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 two different programs that you can support.
1) Near-Term Scholar Expenses – These funds are used to support the day to day scholar expenses.
2) 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.
Fully Support a Scholar for just $7/day!
You can fully support a Dakshana scholar for as little as $7 per day, or $210 per month, for 12 months. You can select your donation to be recurring for the monthly amount and you will be auto-billed each month during your sponsorship. Dakshana would be happy to connect you with your scholar if you’d like to get to know him/her or provide mentorship and guidance. Your gift can be of any amount. The $7/day is just a suggestion.
Please indicate your preference on your check by writing “ENDOW”, “SCHOLAR” on the memo line or, for Paypal donations, please click on “Add special instructions to the seller” and indicate “ENDOW”, “SCHOLAR”.
Some countries like Singapore no longer allow donations via PayPal. If you are in one these countries, you can donate to Dakshana through Stripe:
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 charity 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 CARS Partners:-https://careasy.org/nonprofit/dakshana-foundation. Please call CARS at their toll free number (855) 500-RIDE or (855) 500-7433, or us at +1.512.999.7110, or email Ms. Kimberly Engleman (email@example.com) 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!
Whom to contact for Indian donations?
Mobile Number: +91 73918.50008
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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