The Vijay Amritraj Foundation is accepting funding applications from smaller charities of India who do not have the ability to raise money or awareness for their causes.
Charities serving children and adults who face extreme challenges in life; HIV/AIDS, Family Abandonment, and Individuals Ostracized by society for their illness. The foundation brings hope, help and healing to the defenseless and innocent victims of disease, tragedy and circumstance in India.
The Foundation funds
- All prospective applicants should fully review the guidelines for the Foundation before making initial contact.
- VAF grantmaking is carried out in three ways:
- The VAF requests proposals from charitable organizations in India with which they have been in contact.
- The VAF will accept proposals from charitable organizations in India who are referred by existing grantees and/or VAF Ambassadors.
- The VAF accepts unsolicited requests from charitable organizations in India for projects that fall within their program priorities and guidelines
Because available funding is limited, letters of inquiry are required for unsolicited programs or projects. Such letters should include a brief description of the project, the funding requested, and the period of time for which the funding is being requested.
The Foundation doesn’t Fund
- No grants or loans to individuals.
- No grants for capital development, research, project replication or endowment unless these activities grow out of work already being funded by the VAF.
- The Foundation does not support political activities or attempts to influence action on specific legislation.
- No grants for religious activities or programs serving specific religious groups or denominations. However, faith-based organizations may submit inquiries if the project falls within VAF guidelines and serves a broad segment of the population.
- Film and video projects, books, scholarships, and fellowships are rarely funded.
- THE FOUNDATION’S RESPONSE will send applicants an acknowledgment that their letter of inquiry was received. If as a result of that review the Foundation concludes that there is no prospect of Foundation funding, they will notify promptly.
- As is now the case with most charities in the United States who make grants to organizations based outside the United States, the Foundation checks the names of foreign based grantees, and the principal officers and directors of such grantees, against one or more lists maintained by the U.S. government, the European Union, and the United Nations, which contain the names determined by such entities to be terrorist organizations or individual terrorists.
- This process is a result of legislation passed by the U.S. Congress, Executive Orders issued by the President, and suggested guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
For more information, visit Vijay Amritraj Foundation.