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Sankara Nethralaya is a non-profit, non-commercial, eye care institution in India reaches out to the poorest patients.
Sankara Nethralaya USA, rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator, is the only fund-raising arm in the USA.

Donation Schemes

Supporting one cataract surgery US $ 65
Supporting one major surgery like Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal, etc US $ 250
Sponsoring the mobile rural teleophthalmology camp (Per Day) US $ 290
Supporting cost free eye screening of needy children in a rural school US $ 300
Supporting a cataract surgery, which will be performed annually on an indigent patient on a date specified by the donor.
The surgery will be performed for 12 years
US $ 700
Supporting a major surgery, like Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal, which will be performed annually on an indigent patient on a date specified by the donor. The surgery will be performed for 12 years US $ 2,200
Supporting free services for one day (approximately 40 surgeries per day) US $ 2,600
Supporting 100 free cataract surgeries US $ 6,500
MESU - Mobile Eye Surgical Unit. Hospital on wheels
MESU Adopt a village (Distance upto 300 km radius from Hyderabad, Chennai and Jharkhand) US $ 12,500
MESU Adopt a village (Distance upto 500 km radius from Hyderabad, Chennai and Jharkhand) US $ 15,000
Other donation schemes @ Sankara Nethralaya
Naming a work-up (optometry) Room US $ 12,000
Naming Consultant Room US $ 18,000
Naming a Floor US $ 120,000
Establish a Mobile Eye Surgical Unit US $ 365,000

How to donate in the United States of America
Funds from Sankara Nethralaya USA are utilized in :

Donations to Sankara Nethralaya can be made in a variety of ways

Donating online at : All your donations are securely routed through and PayPal Giving Fund

United Way : Mention the above information on your authorization form. Local chapters will remit your contributions to the Sankara Nethralaya USA.

Combined Federal Campaign : If you are a US federal employee, make your donations to Sankara Nethralaya USA. CFC No. 68803.

Employer Matching Program : A number of US employers match dollar for dollar to employees contributions. You may be able to double your contributions to Sankara Nethralaya USA.

Appreciated Stocks : You may donate appreciated stocks to Sankara Nethralaya USA. and avail of a tax deduction. For additional information, please contact the Trust @ (855) 4NETHRA - Toll Free.

Contributions by check : Simply make your check payable to Sankara Nethralaya USA. and mail to: 9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD20850.

Payroll Deductions : Please check with your HR office if they are programmed to withhold from payroll and remit to a non-profit organization. A number of organizations provide this as a public sphere.

Draft from checking account : Download the direct debit authorization form , and forward your authorization with a ‘void check’ to “9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD20850”. We will draft the funds on the 15th of every month. You can stop your authorization any time by a simple notification to us.

Donate on special occasions as a tribute : Festivals, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, in memory of a loved one and provide support in the form of a bequest.

Tax Exemption details
All donations to Sankara Nethralaya USA are 100% IRS Tax Exempted in US, IRS Registered 501 (c) (3).

If you wish to simply mail your check to us, please mail it to Sankara Nethralaya USA, 9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD 20850.

Tax Exempt ID No. 52-1611548.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Bala Reddy Indurti at (855) 4NETHRA - Toll Free or E-mail him at

Tax Exemptions for other Countries
Tax Benefits - INDIA

Donations to MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION are exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Those who are residing in the U.S and are keen to support Sankara Nethralaya’s initiatives by donating in Indian Rupees are encouraged to do so by contributing towards Medical Research Foundation Chennai, India
Sankara Nethralaya,
18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006.

**Those who make the donation in Indian Rupees will not be entitled for the IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exemptions.

Tax Benefits - U.K

Cheques favouring Sankara Nethralaya Trust will be eligible of 100% tax exemption specifically earmarking for MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION SANKARA NETHRALAYA