What is NGO
A non-governmental organization (NGO) is basically a legally constituted organization which is operated by legal persons who work as independent team with the help of donation.
How does Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation NGO make a difference?
Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation Ngo aims at providing quality education to poor children. We are giving always active support for child development over a long period of time aims to improve the healthy development of children through preschool care and development, primary and secondary education, to an adulthood in which they can be valuable and productive members of their community. The projects/services we identified based on their innovativeness and capacity to change children’s lives through involvement of the community members as well as the children themselves However, apart from this, ABF runs many parallel projects such as providing play school facility in slums, promoting environment awareness, organizing health camps, providing training and employment to men and women, helping old and destitute people, and providing remedial classes to children studying in government school. ABF works to overcome the barriers that prevent children from breaking out of the poverty cycle and we ensure that children play an active role in their own growth.
How can I contribute to this organization?
You can contribute by sponsoring a child, by making general donation, by convincing your friends, company or other companies to provide corporate funding to ABF. You can join us and provide voluntary services and there is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programs have a detailed breakup of the expenditure.
What will Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation do with my Donation?
We ensure that contribution made by people is used in the best possible manner. We use people’s donations in providing stationery, mid-day meals and books to children. We also use these donations in extending our support to more children by increasing the number of enrollments and by opening centers in other areas. Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation runs various programs to work with children in difficult circumstances. These programs essentially focus on education, health care, nutrition and shelter. We also enroll children in child media programs and ensure their participation in the innovative programs to empower them so that they can voice their opinions.
Is the website safe to make online payments?
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured.
Can I meet the sponsored child and get to know about his/her progress?
Yes, you can meet the sponsored child. Usually Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation follows strict guidelines on child protection. Since we work with children in difficult circumstances and in some cases it becomes tough for children and we would not like reveal the identity of the child to you. You may visit one of our programs on a schedule donor visit. Also We can inform you about child’s progress from time to time through our website, emails and SMSs.
Do I get tax benefits on donations made to the organization?
All donations made to the organization are exempted U/s 80G of Income Tax Act, 1961. The NGO will provide a receipt to the donor.
Do you share donor’s information with other organizations?
Do you accept donations in form of books/ gadgets / furniture?
Yes, We do accept donations in kinds like books, computers and food supplies.
How long do I have to sponsor the child I am sponsoring?
It depends on you whether you wish to sponsor the child for a month, for a year, for 2-3 years, for 5 years or till the sponsored child finishes his/her education.
Do you provide education to physically challenged children?
Yes, we believe and follow the principle of inclusive education. We do provide education to physically challenged children.
How do I ensure that my donation for the NGO is utilized properly?
Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation is very transparent on its costs. To assure complete transparency to our donors/stakeholders you are free to check our accounts and/or visit programs. Accounts and programs are audited regularly and strict guidelines on finances are maintained as per Government guidelines.
What information is sent to the donor and how soon we will received tax receipt?
The donor gets an instant acknowledgement mail along with an SMS. On receiving the reconciliation statement from the bank, a receipt is sent via e-mail immediately. We send communication material every quarter to the donors, providing updates on program activities and sharing success stories from Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation’s work supported by your donations. The donor receives a birthday wish, wishes on important festivals, program updates and an annual impact report during a year’s time.
How you maintain the process of keeping the donor’s information safe?
As a credible organization, we honour 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 and monitored by surveillance system and management.
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.
Is my donation tax-exempt?
Yes, all contributions to Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation are eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act. Aacharya Bhagwat Foundation next try to acquire 35 AC accreditation.
What is 35 AC?
The Income Tax Act of 1961 includes certain provisions which offer a 100% Tax Exemption as a tax benefit, to the Donors who contribute money to the NGO. Unlike the certificate granted for Section 80G, the certificate granted for 35AC is provided to any organization as a whole, but only to eligible and approved projects.
How do NGO’s in India obtain 35 AC accreditation?
The Government of India approves certain NGOs and notifies them as eligible for project or schemes for the purposes of section 35AC. The Central Government has constituted a National Committee to identify projects and schemes to be notified under section 35AC, such committee normally consists of eminent persons. All Indian NGOs are entitled to apply to the National Committee to get its projects or schemes approved.