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Making a Donation

IRDF fulfills its mission of transforming social and economic landscape in rural India through the support of individuals like you.



Please make your personal check payable to: "India Rural Development Fund". Mail to:

India Rural Development Fund
1345 Noe St,
San Francisco, CA 94131


Please share your name and address so we can properly thank you.

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  Monthly Contribution:

Pledge a monthly contribution. You can use your banks online "bill pay" service to schedule a monthly payment. Alternatively, you can check with your employer’s payroll department and see if you can setup a payroll deduction.

Other ways that you can get involved:

  • Employer Matching: Increase the amount of support by including employer matching - check with your Human Resources Department.
  • Appreciated Assets: Avoid capital gains tax and get a charitable deduction - visit: Gift Stock
  • Depreciated Assets: Sell the asset and then donate the proceeds thus receiving the charitable tax deduction and record the loss for tax purposes.
  • Donate Auto - we accept donation in the San Francisco bay area through Vehicles for Charity
  • Will/Estate Planning: Remember India Rural Development Fund in your will or estate planning.
  • Trust: Establish a charitable Trust that guarantiees you income and provides you with a tax deduction
  • Life Insurance: Make India Rural Development Fund a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Call us at 510-757-4058 for more information.

If you are based in India please visit the site of our grant partner: Rural Development Foundation (www.RDFindia.org)

  IRDF is a tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Section 501 (c) (3). (Tax identification number: 94-3274500

The most recent form 990 annual return filed by IRDF with the Internal Revenue Service may be viewed on the GuideStar web site operated by Philanthropic Research, Inc., of Williamsburg, VA (Note: Guidestar now requires free registration).


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Kids from Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, California 

performing at one of the IRDF Events