Who We Are
Pragati Foundation is a public charitable trust registered in Haryana, India on February 16, 2017 under Registration# 4711 PAN# AADTP3524F for the benefit of all persons regardless of gender, caste, creed or religion. It has been approved under Section 12AA of Income Tax Act of India. Pragati Foundation USA is its US based public charity approved on June 22, 2017 as 501(c)(3) organization with EIN 82-1844443. Donations in USD are tax deductible.
The current focus of the Foundation is on the following programs:
Upgrade infrastructure in elementary/middle schools in India that poor children attend.
Provide scholarships to support expenses towards tuition and books for meritorious students from economically weaker families.
Undertake efforts to monitor and improve health of school children who may likely to be malnourished.
Monitoring of the Support
Monitoring and judicious implementation is critical for the success of the Foundation. Foundation will actively identify schools/students it would like to support. Others, concerned with the quality of education to the poor, are encouraged to seek support from the Foundation.
It is expected that the champions seeking support for a school or a student would ensure that the funds are used as intended. It is therefore important that we select schools or students for support that can be closely monitored either directly by the Foundation or through its network. Our objective is to generate the greatest return on our investment. The focus is on improving the quality of a few select recipients rather than support a large number of schools/students with dubious results.
To the extent possible, the Foundation will NOT give funds to schools but would reimburse the cost on production of receipt and after verification that the requested items in fact have been purchased and installed and are being used. It is encouraged that champions themselves buy these items and get them installed and periodically monitor their status. Scholarship to students will be paid directly as tuition to the school/college they plan to attend.
Pragati Foundation is being run by a team of dedicated professionals and their family members from academia and industry on shoe-string budget to keep overhead costs to a minimum. Please see details of team members in the Team tab.
Pragati Foundation is a newly established Charitable Trust in India. It does not yet qualify for any tax-deductible status on INR donations it receives. It has,however, been approved under Section 12AA of Income Tax Act of India. PAN# AADTP3524F
Pragati Foundation USA, is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Donations in USD are tax deductible. EIN 82-1844443