FAQs

What is the belief behind the Sahithi Foundation?

We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Based on this belief of the principle of civic driven change, Sahithi Foundation sensitizes the society in order to make them partners in its mission.

Does the Sahithi Foundation work in India or other countries too?

Sahithi Foundation is a national level non-profit organization, with its welfare projects spread across India.

How old is the Sahithi Foundation?

Sahithi Foundation was established in the year 2013.

Which areas does the Sahithi Foundation work in?

Health, Hospitality & Research

Education & Research with Digital Literacy

Skill Development & Youth Mobilization

Child & Woman Empowerment

Agriculture Sector

Indian Culture & Tradition

Environment, Sanitation and Disaster Management

What is the working model of Sahithi Foundation?

Sahithi Foundation works under two models, namely, social venture philanthropy (SVP) and outreach.

What is the Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) model?

Social venture philanthropy is an innovative model based on the business concept of venture capital. Under the SVP model, Sahithi Foundation identifies and builds capacities of genuine grass root organizations. It focuses on achieving scalability and sustainability, creating a culture of leadership and excellence and inculcating a deep sense of accountability among its partners.

What is the outreach model?

While working in the remote rural areas, Sahithi Foundation realized that the capacity of community-based organizations (CBOs) were not adequate to meet expectations of social investors. Under the Outreach Model, Sahithi Foundation implements the development initiatives directly, as it requires intensive and professional engagement for a wider and sustained outcome.

What is the source of funding for the organization?

Around 70 to 80% funding support of the organization comes from corporates. The rest of the fund comes from individual donors and private institutions.

What will Sahithi Foundation do with my donation?

As soon as the Foundation receives the funds through online donations, cheque, etc., the amount is allotted to the specific programme for which it was meant for. The utilization of the funds and the results are managed, monitored and audited. The outcome is reflected in the annual impact report, which is shared with donors.

Is the website safe to make online payments?

Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transactions. The payment gateway is a third-party payment gateway recognized by the Financial Institutions under the Government of India. So, any transaction is completely secured.

What is the process of keeping the donor’s information safe?

As a credible organization, we honor the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected with password and is guarded by surveillance software. That it is kept strictly confidential and only authorized staff has access to it.

What is the tax benefit that a Donor will get?

A donor will get 50% tax exemption on the donation under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.

Do you issue tax receipts? How soon will the receipts arrive?

Yes, tax receipts are issued to all the donors irrespective of the amount contributed. A digital copy of the receipt is generated and sent via email post realization of the donated amount. The hard copy of the receipt is delivered to the donor within 10 working days.

What happens if the tax receipt is lost?

In case of loss of the original receipt, a duplicate tax receipt is issued on receipt of a formal request from the donor.

Can one donate in kind (old class, books, stationary etc)?

Usually in-kind donation is accepted only when there is a need in any of the projects at a given point of time.

Is it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally?

While you can visit the school where the children you support are studying, we do not encourage donors to directly meet the beneficiaries as we do not want to give special treatment to any child.

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