Charities in India

Supporting children and the environment.

Kanyakumari street children, Tamil Nadu. December 2008.

After spending nine months in India we have grown attached to the place.  India is a beautiful country filled with wonderful people.  It is full of success stories – like the IT boom in the past decade – but it is also full of many challenges. Nearly a third of the people are in poverty, there is little care for the environment, and the educational system largely fails its children. We are planning to donate substantially to several charities that serve the children and environment in India.  After asking around, here are some of the charities recommended by colleagues:

* These can take donations from the US, in US dollars, and are tax-deductible in the US.  It may also be possible to donate to the others via wire transfer, but I’m not sure whether they are tax-deductible in the US.

This post was transferred from MobileMe to WordPress in 2020, with an effort to retain the content as close to the original as possible; I recognize that some comments may now seem dated or some links may now be broken.

Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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