Frequently Asked Questions

About Mahesh Foundation:

Mahesh Foundation is an NGO working for HIV infected and underprivileged children for the past 12 years. We have been providing nutrition, shelter, education and healthcare to the children. We have reached thousands of children to the date.

We respect and appreciate your decision to donate, and understand that you want your contribution to make an impact.

  • Offering you a range of donation options that are benefiting a variety of causes. norms of credibility and accountability.
  • Updating with details on how your money has made a difference on every donation you make.
To enable medically challenged and underprivileged children to live an independent and dignified life.
All the amount that you donate, reaches the organization and will be utilized for the welfare of underprivileged children.
As per the Income Tax Act, PAN number is mandatory for donations above Rs. 5,000/- to claim Tax Exemptions.
To know more about us please visit our website
We welcome volunteers, as we need support to perform various operations and help in our programs. Please write to us at or register using the following link


Mahesh Foundation is registered under Karnataka Societies Registration Act as a Society. The Society no is DRL/SOR/BGM/267/2010-11.
Yes, Mahesh Foundation is registered under 80G of the Income Tax Act and all the donations made to Mahesh Foundation are 50% tax exempt. Also, Mahesh Foundation is registered under 12A of the Income Tax Act.
Yes, Mahesh Foundation registered under the new guidelines of Corporate Social Responsibility. Below are the details of CSR registration:

Organization Name: MAHESH FOUNDATION
CSR Registration number: CSR00003827
Authorized Signatory: MAHESH JADHAV

Donation Process

You can support the various causes of Mahesh Foundation. You can sponsor a child for a year, educate a child for a year, you can sponsor meals for the children or support us to provide school kits for the underprivileged children.
You can explore the full list of the causes we support Select the cause of your choice and proceed to donate.
Yes, of course. You may support as many causes as you wish to.
You can donate to Mahesh Foundation in the below steps:
  • Select a cause that you wish to support from here
  • Enter the required information
  • Click on the “Donate Now” button
  • Make the payment
  • You will receive your donation receipt as soon as you finish the transaction through mail, WhatsApp and SMS.
Mahesh Foundation accepts all credit cards, debit cards, Net Banking and UPI transactions.
Mahesh Foundation has high standards on credit card security to better protect the information you give us when you make the donation. We do not store any payment information on our servers.
We plan our spending on different programs. For all the causes that you support we will send you regular updates on the programs.
Yes, you can donate in kind such as new or used clothes, stationary, books, grocery items etc.

Donation Receipt and Tax Exemption:

Tax exemption is the financial exclusion that lowers the taxable income. You can avail wholesome relief from tax or decreased tax rates or tax will be for on a certain portion. Tax exemption is therefore a mandatory exemption to a general rule rather than the absence of taxation in certain conditions.
As per the tax exemption act, donations above Rs. 500 to Mahesh Foundation will be eligible for 50% tax exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act. By contributing to Akshaya Patra, you will help in feeding school children and also help yourselves with tax deduction benefits.
The deductions under section 80G are the contributions that you have made to some charitable organizations or institutions. However, not all donations are eligible under this section.
You will immediately receive a donation receipt when you donate through our website. In case of Net Banking and UPI transaction, you will receive within a day of the donation through Email, WhatsApp & SMS.
We value the support provided by our donors. Therefore, their privacy concerns regarding the safety of their personal information is of paramount importance. Also, we follow Data Policy, the donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agencies.

Volunteering & Internship:

We welcome volunteers, as we need support to perform various operations and help in our programs. Please write to us at or register using the following link
No, there is no membership fee for joining Mahesh Foundation. Anyone can become a member by joining our work in different capacities.
Please ask your institute to send us a formal letter, mentioning your interest in doing an internship with Mahesh Foundation. Also, please mention the duration, specific interest area, geographical preference. Clear and detailed information from your side will help us revert back at the earliest.
On request we will surely issue a certificate for the work and duration of time that a person volunteers with Mahesh Foundation on the tasks assigned by us.

Our Programs:

Aadhar Vidya Udyog is a program of Mahesh Foundation to support the education of underprivileged children who can’t afford the education. To date, Mahesh Foundation is externally supporting more than 20,000 children to get an education through this program.
The School in the cloud is an initiative inspired by Mr. Sugata Mitra, a professor of Educational Technology. This helps them in self-organized learning with digital technology. These First-generation learners require lots more visual stimuli hence, the school in the cloud will ease their learning.
Aadhar Mahila Udyog is a livelihood program that supports slum dwellers and needy women. Slum women who used to beg or other activities have been earning their livelihood through this program. We have supported over 1500 families to the date.
Yes, we support HIV adults through our program Gokak Care and Support Center. Our volunteers provide healthcare services at the doorstep of needy people living with HIV.
Through this program, we raised awareness about HIV and adolescents education among the adolescents. It makes a positive impact on the children as it will help them in their teenage and adulthood. This will also raise awareness about their responsibility towards building a stronger society.
Our motive is to give awareness about their responsibilities and ensure their contribution to building a strong nation. Under this program, we organize awareness programs in various colleges and universities and help them to realize their responsibilities towards the betterment of society.
We believe that we should work through intervention during the entire life cycle of the beneficiary and not restrict our work. We feel that the 3 areas that we have chosen focus on the holistic development of the underprivileged.

CSR & Partnership:

Under the latest guidelines of Companies Act 2013 Clause no 135, corporates have been mandated to spend at least 2 per cent of their average net profit on CSR initiatives. We help corporates channelise their funds according to their company’s CSR policy. The corporate can select one or multiple of our programmes to achieve the mandated CSR target.
Our Payroll Giving programme was created to make corporate and employee giving a simple, organised, tax-effective and hassle-free process. The employees are the decision makers on how much, how often, and which cause their money should be directed to. We also offer customised solutions based on the corporate’s needs through an easy to set up and maintain process.
We have over 12 years of experience in this field. We help with identifying programmes to suit a corporate's CSR policies. Our experience with so many corporates helps us in building their CSR strategies and channelising their funds to a project and cause of their own choice.
Yes, you will get CSR reports and a timely update of the progress of the projects that you have joined hand with us.
For corporate partnerships please write to and from our Corporate Engagement team to further discuss.
Employees can support Mahesh Foundation work with payroll giving on a regular or for any of our projects.
We welcome volunteers, as we need support to perform various operations and help in our programs. Please write to us at or register using the following link

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