Frequently Asked Questions

What is Dishaa?
Dishaa was established as a non-profit organization in the State of Maryland, USA by Suresh Rajagopalan and Suchitra Balasubramanian in April 2003. Through Dishaa, we hope to realize the dreams of the thousands of bright children from low-income and poor families by giving them the resources to have a proper education. We also hope to provide facilities, proper training & care to the mentally and physically challenged children.

Is Dishaa a registered organization?
In the USA, Dishaa is a federally registered tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax Id 81-061-5729).

What does Dishaa do?
At present we at Dishaa collect funds from friends and general public and provide to the projects that we have identified in the India. We provide funds to these organizations for a variety of uses including

How does Dishaa raise funds?
Dishaa depends on funds from friends and general public. Dishaa is also registered with a few Fortune 500 companies in the USA for employee matching contributions.

If you work for a company that matches employee contributions, please let us know and we will do the needful to get your company’s contribution.

How can I be sure that the money I send is managed correctly?
This is a primary concern that most of our donors have. We at Dishaa also have the same concern and that is the primary reason we handpick the projects that we commit to. We keep in touch with our projects through regular interaction by phone and email and also visit to the project sites by our friends in India. We also visit our projects and spend considerable amount of time during our trips to India.

How do I send my contribution to Dishaa?
In USA, please send your contributions as check or money order payable to Dishaa.

What about Tax Exemptions?

All donations to Dishaa in the US are tax-deductible under the fullest extent allowed under the IRS 501(c)(3) laws.  


Where do I send donations?

Please go to Contacts Page for all details.


How do I update my contact details?

Please send an email to Suresh at Dishaa dot org with your latest contact information.