How YOU can help:
Any donation, no matter how small, is gratefully appreciated.
Click here for a donor form
Contribute through your profession:
Every individual can help us by spreading the word of SKS' work
amongst universities, businesses and industries, and even amongst
friends and neighbors in India and USA. Consider donating
your expertise in financial analysis, marketing, or grantwriting,
Medical Professionals: You can donate
medical equipment and information on preventive health care,
AIDS, family planning, etc.
Faculty members: You
can donate books or help us in developing a curriculum
for our literacy and education programs.
Artists and Cultural Associations:
You can explore the possibility of holding joint fund-raising
shows, concerts, or events.
Furniture and Office Supplies:
Is that old printer still sitting in your closet? Consider donating
office supplies or office furniture to help us keep our
Frequent Flyer Miles:
Donation of your frequent flyer miles helps our staff to monitor
our projects, attend global conferences, and bring in additional
What your dollars
Your support makes all the difference in the world! Often
what might seem like a small amount of money to you will make
a tremendous difference in the lives of women and their families
in India. Here's what your donation can achieve:
$50 will provide
a loan for a woman to buy a pottery wheel and tools to make
pottery to sell in the marketplace.
$100-$150 will provide
the necessary start-up capital for a woman to start her own
business and break the cycle of debt for her family.
$120 will pay for
a child's immunizations for one year.
$150 will provide
a loan to a woman to buy gardening tools and seeds to grow
food to feed her family and sell in the market.
$180 will allow
a woman to purchase a cow and feed it for one year.
$250 will provide
basic education and vocational training to an Indian child.
$350 will make you
an SKS Student's Aide by supporting the costs of school
supplies for a preschool of 30 children for one year.
$200 to $499 will
make you a Friend of SKS provide basic education for
an Indian child and a loan in the form of a loom, yarn and
weaving tools to generate income for the family of the child.
$500 and above will
make you a Friend of the Family by supporting a collective
of five women to start their own business, or can provide
three meals a day for a family of four for one year.
$1,500 and above
will make you a Friend of the Children and will allow
us to train 15 village women to become teachers.
$5,000 and above
will make you a Sangam Sponsor by helping a collective
of women to support themselves for one year. This donation
could be also used to construct a Balwadi School in a new
$12,000 will make
you an Honorary Bus Driver and will enable SKS to purchase
a van for the preschools.
$25,000 and above
will make you an SKS Benefactor and will enable SKS
to start a village banking program in a new community. An
investment of this scale is required to create a solid foundation
in terms of staff, systems, and working capital. Once established,
a program of this size can reach self-sufficiency in three
to five years, and, leveraging its start-up equity, can attract
commercial financing to reach an ever-expanding number of