Sponsor a Shanti Bhavan child.

An investment for a better India.

“I would like to see these young children grow up and one day change the world around them. There are many worthy causes, but Shanti Bhavan is unique because of its long-term focus on the individual child. It is an investment for a better India.” – Animon Jose, Shanti Bhavan sponsor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is each update like?

Sponsors are provided with individualized updates on one Shanti Bhavan child for the duration of their sponsorship. Sponsors receive three updates each year, in addition to an initial introductory update sent at the start of a sponsorship. These updates might include photos, videos, letters, or drawings from the children, and more! These updates help you keep up with how your sponsored student is learning and growing.

Does the cost of sponsorship ever increase?

The cost of sponsorship increases yearly to account for inflation and other cost-of-living changes. However, we honor the sponsorship cost as of the date you signed up for as long as your sponsorship continues uninterrupted. Of course, if you are able and willing to increase your gift to cover these expenses, we are truly grateful.

What’s the difference between monthly and annual sponsorship?

For a monthly sponsorship, you will see a monthly charge against the credit card you use to make the initial gift. This transaction will happen automatically and you do not need to remember to renew each month. For annual sponsorships, payment is made in full once per year. We will remind you before your renewal date and you can decide if you are willing and able to continue the sponsorship for another year. Monthly and annual sponsorships are identical in terms of updates received throughout the year.

How can I sponsor from India?

You can sponsor a child using the buttons on this page, but your donation expense will be processed in USD and will not be tax-deductible in India. Please email us at [email protected] to arrange a sponsorship that is also tax-deductible in India.

How can I sponsor from Canada?

You can sponsor a child using the buttons on this page, but your donation expense will be processed in USD and will not be tax-deductible in India. To sponsor a child by making a tax-deductible donation in CAD, please go to our Donate page, select the CAD option, and choose one of these options:

Can I write back to my sponsored student?

Our policy does not allow sponsors to correspond directly with their sponsored children. We definitely understand the desire to connect on a more personal level with the kids, however, we maintain this policy to ensure the privacy of our children, and for the sake of fairness to all of the children.

Can I send my sponsored student a gift?

Sponsors are allowed to send special treats to their sponsored child’s class. We do this so that all children feel included and no child feels left out based on sponsorship status.  Please contact us at [email protected] to arrange a gift and receive the necessary shipping address.

GlobalGiving.org ranks Shanti Bhavan among the best.

Shanti Bhavan has been publically vetted by GlobalGiving as a top-ranked organization. Of over 20,000 organizations on the GlobalGiving website, we are consistently ranked in the top 3%.

Get to know the children that your donations support.




A note about currency:

We use Funraise and Stripe to process all donations. Although values on this page are given in USD, Stripe accepts payments in many denominations. You can learn more about Stripe and whether your local currency is supported at this link.

To donate by check:

In the U.S.

Mail your check in U.S. dollars or other convertible currencies payable to Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project:

Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project
141 Hawkins Place
PMB, 192
Boonton, NJ 07005, USA

In India

Mail your check in Indian rupees payable to Shanti Bhavan Educational Trust:

Shanti Bhavan Educational Trust
N​o. 502, ​1st Floor, ​5th C Main, 5th Cross, 2nd Block
HRBR Layout, Kalyananagar
Bangalore 560 043, India


Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity in the U.S. Our EIN is 26-4188445, and you can access our approval document here.

Donations made via our online platform are not tax-deductible in India – to make a donation that is tax-deductible in India, please mail your check to our Indian office or contact us directly via email. Shanti Bhavan Educational Trust is registered under the Indian Trust Act with 80-G tax exemption status and is FCRA approved.