Any organization funded through ASTI must be registered with the Central Government of India as a nonprofit organization under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act, and must register for a permit to receive foreign currency with the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
Recipient organizations are required to provide an annual audit completed by a Chartered Public Accountant
as well as an Annual Report on activities funded by monies received through ASTI. As a donor-driven organization, ASTI depends on contributions from the generous public to support worthy programs in India.
ASTI is a registered 501(c)(3) public nonprofit corporation, so donations made through ASTI are tax-deductible in the United States to the full extent allowable under the law.
It is our strict policy that 100 percent of all designated contributions to ASTI are sent directly to approved entities on its organizations list.
Administrative and overhead costs are borne by the generosity of supportive donors.