Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the ways I can donate to Sesame Workshop India Trust?

You can donate to Sesame Workshop India Trust online and offline. Online donations can be made on our website through your credit or debit card. Offline donations can be made by drawing a check payable to Sesame Workshop India Trust and mail it to us at the following address:

Sesame Workshop India Trust
153 1st Floor, Okhla Phase III
Modi Mill Compound
New Delhi – 110020
Or you can write to us on donate@sesameworkshopindia.org to get the check collected.

Is there tax exemption on my donation?

Sesame Workshop India Trust is registered with the Income Tax department. All donations made within India will be liable to get 50% exemption from tax under section

Will I get a tax exemption certificate for my donation?

The receipt of your donation can you be used for tax exemptions under 80(G) of the Income Tax Act 1961. If you want to get your receipt via post, then please email us your request and we will dispatch the same at the earliest (21 working days).

Can Non-Resident Indians donate to Sesame Workshop India Trust?

Yes, NRIs can donate, However, it has to be done through their Indian bank accounts.

Do all donations have to be in Indian Currency?

For queries related to this, reach out to us on donate@sesameworkshopindia.org

Can foreigners donate to Sesame Workshop India Trust?

If you are a foreign national and interested in donating to our organization please write to us and we will get back to you shortly.

Will I be charged transaction fees for making an online payment?

There is no transaction fee for the donor.

How safe is it to use my debit/credit card for online donations?

We take utmost precautions with your data, we will never share your information. We also do not store any sensitive information like your credit card or bank details.

What will my donation be used for?

Your partnership gift will help us in our mission to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Your gift will help us
• Take learning to places where children live and making learning more effective
• Scale-up our efforts to provide high quality, engaging, early childhood education to children in anganwadis and government preschools
• Make innovative and technology-based learning available to children who cannot afford it
• Improve the health and well-being of children through hygiene lessons and community programs

Can I donate for a specific cause?

Sesame Workshop India Trust is working to teach basic academic and life skills by bringing high-quality educational content to wherever children learn: preschools, classrooms, neighborhoods, and right into their homes. We pool funds and allocate them wherever necessary.

Will I get a report on how the funds will be used?

All online donors receive a newsletter update on the progress of Sesame Workshop India Trust. We will release an annual report stating how Sesame Workshop India Trust has utilized the funds.

Can I visit a project site where Sesame Workshop India Trust’s initiative is in progress?

You are welcome to visit our project sites. To arrange your visit to our project site you can write to us. We will schedule your visit within two weeks of receiving your email.

Is there a helpline I can call if there are certain issues with my donations.

Yes, please contact us at: +91 11-26323824 and ask for someone from the fundraising team.

If as a corporate, foundation or individual I wish to partner with Sesame Workshop India Trust and contribute more, whom should I contact?

Sesame Workshop India Trust partners with individuals, foundations and corporations. To discuss how we can work with you or your organization, please write to us.