There are four ways to Donate to Karuna
IMPORTANT: Regardless of the way you donate to Karuna, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details, to aid in transparency and so we can personally thank you.
Income tax exemption –Donations are qualified for exemption under section 80 G of the Income Tax act, 1961, as per the order of Commissioner of Income Tax, Tirupati, vide order No. H.Qrs.I(217)/CIT/TPT/2010-11 with effect from 01.04.2011
1. Donate Online
The fastest and easiest way to donate is online via PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to donate, only a credit card
(Please note that PayPal donations are not tax deductible. For Indian tax deductions please send a cheque by post or by bank transfer as per options 2 and 3. For USA tax deduction please see option 3 below.)
One Time Donation
2. Bank Transfers and Cheques
Bank Transfers via NEFT
We will be happy to received our donations via NEFT to our bank account. While making a donation through bank transfer, please make sure you do the following:
1. Write an email to email@example.com with details about your name, country, donation amount
2. Send a screen shot of your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can verify that the amount has been received.
Please make your donations via NEFT Bank Transfers to the following account:
Name of the Account - Karuna Society for Animals and Nature
Name of the Bank - State Bank of India
Branch Name - Puttaparthi Branch
Branch code - 02786
IFSC - SBIN0002786
SWIFT Code - SBININBB319
Account No. 35584771773 - for Foreign nationals
Account No. 35584830811 - for Indian nationals
Cheque donations from India ONLY
To send a cheque, please mail it directly to the shelter in India. Please make the cheque out to “Karuna Society for Animals and Nature” at the address below. A receipt will be mailed back to you from India once it has been received. Kindly provide us with your email or mailing address.
Karuna Society for Animals and Nature
2/138C, Behind S.C.Quarters
Enumulapalli, Puttaparthi – 515 134
Andhra Pradesh – India
Telephone No. 91-9440686787
3. Donate via Help Animals India
To make a USA tax deductible donation, please make checks payable to “Help Animals India", and recommend your donation goes to "Karuna Society for Animals and Nature". Checks can be mailed to the address below.
Help Animals India
19215 32nd Avenue N.E.
Seattle, WA 98155
Help Animals India is a United States based 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide financial and consultation support to animal shelters in India and Nepal, including Karuna Society.
4. Make a Will
Please consider adding Karuna Society as a beneficiary to your will so that our work can continue to help animals in need.
How much should I donate?
To get an idea of the kind of donations we need, here is an overview of the expenses at Karuna.
On a monthly basis, we need Rs 300,000 (approx 4500 USD)
Our annual costs add up to between Rs 40,00,000 and Rs 60,00,000 (approx 60,000 to 90,000 USD)
Any donation big or small, goes a long way at Karuna.
Thank you for your compassion.