Shanti Bhavan is a 501(c) (3) non-profit public charity in the U.S. It is registered in India under the Indian Trust Act,  has 80-G tax exemption status and is FCRA approved. Your contribution is exempt from income tax as per the respective tax laws. Click here to access the 501(c) (3) approval document.

Your gift/donation will make significant positive impact to the lives of our children. We welcome all levels of donations – one-time, monthly/periodic, child sponsorship and material assistance. You may donate online, or you may send a check via mail to the address given in the section below on Payment Methods.

Thank you for your support.

You can contribute any amount, no matter how small. As Shanti Bhavan is both a home and a school for children from families that cannot afford to pay any sum, we meet all their needs. Just like any home, we provide residential care, food, clothing, medical attention and recreational supplies. In addition, we offer an excellent education for the children. Your contribution, regardless of the size, will make a difference.


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Payment Methods

Online Donations

Both U.S. and non-U.S. donors may pay online using a credit card or PayPal account.

Both types of payments may be made by clicking the “Donate Now” button and selecting your preferred payment option.


Check Donations

Mail your check in U.S. dollars or other convertible currencies payable to Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project Mail your check in Indian rupees payable to Shanti Bhavan Educational Trust- Endowment
Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project
121 Hawkins Place
PMB, 192
Boonton, NJ 07005, USA
Shanti Bhavan Educational Trust
No. 502, 5th C Main, 5th Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalayanagar
Bangalore – 560 043

Wire Transfer

We have separate bank accounts both in India and the U.S. that receive donations made to Shanti Bhavan. In India, this account is maintained with ICICI Bank in Bangalore. In the U.S., the account is maintained with J.P. Morgan Chase. If you wish to make a donation by wire transfer, please contact us at

Sponsor an Individual Child

Your sponsorship of one or more children will help us meet all of their expenses including housing, meals, medical, recreation and schooling. We will provide you with periodic updates from the child, including a photo and letter. You may also choose to correspond with your child through letters to show your support and love.Donate Now!

The cost of supporting a child’s residential and academic needs is $1,600 (Rs. 100,000) a year which comes out to only $4 per day. Help us bring a world-class opportunity to the most vulnerable by opening your heart to a child! To donate online to a scholarship, please designate “sponsor a child” when you donate.


Scholarships For College

Students coming from the backgrounds such as our children do rarely graduate from high school, let alone attend college. The parents of our children are not in a position to financially support college tuition or to advise and help their own children. It is up to us to take on that responsibility and we cannot stop until the job is done. We are working to identify the best colleges in India which they can attend.

All of this is only possible with your financial support. The cost of supporting a graduate for one year of college is $3,200 (Rs. 200,000). You may choose to offer a scholarship to one child or donate smaller amounts for specific items. This is a major opportunity to change the lives of our students. Help us make their dreams come true by contributing whatever you can.

To donate online to a scholarship, please designate “college fund” when you donate.