Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) providing help in India require an 80-G & FCRA License from Income Tax Department and Central Govt. It costs over Rs 300,000 for any institution to obtain these licenses. Small NGO’s from your home town or region cannot even think of seeking financial help.
After 911 World Trade Centre debacle most countries had to set up barricades to prevent foreign donations supporting criminal activities. Govt of India has the 80G & FCRA certifications, before any NGO or entity can receive and accept contributions from “Foreigners”. The NRI & NRO’s come under Foreigners category.
This prompted me to start this “Foundation for Small Charities India, Inc” which is a Country specific charity.