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How does Give Isha work?

Give Isha is an online fund raising website for users to setup a fund raising page for a social cause of their choice.  Users of Give Isha raise funds for Isha Foundation which implements several large-scale human service projects to support individual growth, revitalize the human spirit, rebuild communities, and restore the environment.

For Fund Raisers :
  1. Build your own Fund Raising page on Give Isha website for a social
    cause of your choice.
  2. Share this page link to your friends and acquaintances – by email and
    through social media.
  3. Receive donations from your friends – and reach your goals for fund
    raising.
For Donors:
  1. Find the person or social cause that you wish to support
  2. Make your donation through Give Isha securely using our payment
    gateway
  3. We send you our receipt for the donation
How much does Give Isha charge for this service?
Nothing. Give Isha does not charge any transaction fee for donations made on the website from the donor. 
Can I claim tax benefits for donations made through Give Isha?

Yes.  For Indian donors, Isha Foundation is registered as a Charitable Trust in India. Donations to Isha Foundation are exempt from Income Tax under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.   

For donors from USA –
Isha Foundation is registered as a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization in the USA.

For donors from UK –
Isha Institute of Inner Sciences UK is registered as a non-profit charity and donations are tax deductible in the UK under SS 414 Income Tax Act 2007.  

If you wish to claim tax benefit for your donation, please contact us at giveisha@ishafoundation.org to receive a copy of your donation receipt.

Note: During payment, you can optionally donate directly to Isha Foundation (India).  This will be the fastest way to get donations directly to Isha Foundation.  If you use this option, you will forego your tax benefits available through Section 501(c)(3) in the USA and tax deductable donations in the UK.  

What are the social outreach programs that are supported through Isha      Foundation?

Isha Foundation implements several large-scale human service projects to support individual growth, revitalize the human spirit, rebuild communities, and restore the environment. These include:

  • Action for Rural Rejuvenation ( www.ruralrejuvenation.org ), a rural revitalization program offering medical care, community rehabilitation, and human upliftment to more than 2,500 destitute villages in rural southern India.

 

  • Project Green Hands ( www.projectgreenhands.org), a massive public reforestation effort aiming to plant 114 million trees, restoring 33% green cover in Tamil Nadu, India.

 

  • Isha Vidhya ( www.ishavidhya.org), a pioneering English medium, computer-based education initiative to be established in 206 new village schools in rural southern India by 2014.
When will the funds raised by me be received by the Isha Foundation?
Immediately
How do I create fund raising page?

Once you register at GiveIsha.org, login to your Give Isha account.   On your profile page, please click on ‘Create New Page’ to start a new fund raising page.

You can choose a project that you wish to raise funds for, and an event/activity that you are raising funds for and the duration that you wish to receive donations for your effort.

How do I manage and update my page?
Please login to your Give Isha account and in your profile page,  you will find your fund raising pages listed.   Click on “Edit” next to your chosen fund raising page to change the images, embedded video or the text in your fund raising page.
How do I share my fund raising page with others?
You can invite your friends to Give Isha – simply click on ‘Invite Friends’ link in your profile page to send an invite to your friends by email.    Your fund raising page url is publicly viewable – you can use that link in social media sites to share your fund raising page.  We will soon be adding support for social media widgets to make sharing simpler on Give Isha.
I do not find my query listed here.  Can I contact someone for support?
Sure.  Simply drop an email to giveisha@ishafoundation.org and we will revert back to you.
Trouble getting our emails?
Please check your Spam/Trash folder and see if it went there by mistake. If so, please open it and mark it as "Not Spam" so you will continue to get mails from us.If its not there, please contact us at giveisha@ishafoundation.org.
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