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We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of ‘Civic Driven Change’ Empowering Humanity sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.
Empowering Humanity is a national level development organization with its welfare projects spread across India.
Empowering Humanity was established in the year 2014.
Empowering Humanity’s mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.
The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of Empowering Humanity. Empowering Humanity is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.
Empowering Humanity has been working in the thematic areas of education, healthcare, youth employability and empowerment of women and girls. We also work and co-ordinate with the department for good governance and implementation of law.
Education alone has the power to liberate people from the vicious cycle of poverty – not only in terms of earning a livelihood but also in becoming aware of the rights and freedoms that a citizen is endowed with. Thus empowering individuals and making them self-sufficient.
FAQs for Individual Donors
What information is sent to the donors?
The donor gets an instant acknowledgement mail along with an SMS. On receiving the reconciliation statement from the bank, a receipt is sent via e-mail immediately, followed by a hard copy by post (within India). The receipt is accompanied by a ‘welcome pack’ which is also a token of appreciation. The donor receives a birthday wish, wishes on important festivals, programme updates and an annual impact report during a year’s time.
What will Empowering Humanity do with my donation?
As soon as the donation through cheque or online is reconciled by the bank, the amount is allotted to the specific programme, which it has been meant for. The utilization and results are managed, monitored and audited. The outcome is reflected in the annual impact report, which is shared with the donors.
How does Empowering Humanity ensure that the donor's contribution is being utilized in the intended way?
Smile Foundation follows the principle of good governance. We have a four-tier audit mechanism to track and monitor the funds raised and utilized.
Does Empowering Humanity accept donations in USD or Pounds?
Yes, the organization accepts donations in USD and pounds as well but only in the form of cheque, drafts or via online payment gateway. As a policy the organization adhere to all government norms and maintains optimum transparency with the donors. The organization does have an FCRA account for its internationals supporters. However tax exemptions are applicable as per the country specific guidelines.
How much should I donate? (we can give break up of monthly expenditure of a child)
There is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programmes have a detailed breakup of the expenditure displayed online.
Is the website safe to make online payments?
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured.
What is the process of keeping the donor?s information safe?
As a credible organization, we honour the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected with password and is guarded by surveillance software. The data is kept strictly confidential and only authorized staff with a special non-disclosure bond have access to it.
What are the Tax benefits that a donor will get?
A donor will get 50% of tax exemption on the donation under section 80 G of Income Tax Act, 1961.
Do you issue Tax receipts? How soon will the receipts arrive?
Yes, tax receipts are issued to all the donors irrespective of the amount supported. A digital copy of the receipt is generated on and sent via e-mail post realization of the donated amount. The hard copy of the receipt is delivered to the donor within 10 working days.
What happens if the tax receipt is lost?
In case of loss of the original receipt, a duplicate tax receipt is issued on receipt of a formal request from the donor.
Can one donate in kind (old clothes, books, stationary etc)?
Usually in-kind donation is accepted only when there is a need in any of the projects at a given point of time.
Is it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally?
While you can visit the site where the beneficiary you support resides we do not encourage donors to directly meet the beneficiaries as we do not want to give special treatment to any child.
Our dedicated team members are available round the clock to help you. You can always call us in case you need to consult anything. Our members are competent enough to handle adverse situation and would be able to take your out of adverse situation.
Giving back to society. You can always donate us for various projects running. We also would like to invite you to be with us in noble causes. That will help us in spreading more happiness and brotherhood.
Please call us and we would be glad to answers all your questions related to various drives. Your generous donations are welcomed and would be acknowledged with Donation Receipt with 80G Certificate.