Applying for Funding


We invite organizations to submit project proposals to us for funding. Categories of project proposals should be "Social", "Educational", or "Religious/Cultural".
The respective focus of these categories is described in our charter here. Completed forms and/or inquiries may be mailed to mp@guru-krupa.org

Guidelines for the format of the proposal are:
      1. Name, address of organization, and contact person
      2. Brief history of organization (previous projects and accomplishments)
      3. Context of proposed project
      4. Description of proposed project
        1. Who will it affect ?
        2. What need does it fulfill ?
      5. References in local community (if available) who can describe the impact of the project
      6. Financial details
        1. Breakdown of costs by category
        2. Funds provided by co-sponsors (if any)

A template form is also provided here for your convenience.

Once we receive a proposal, we go through a due-dilegence process. This essentially involves:
      1. Checking credentials of the submitting organization. If the organization is Indian, it is asked to submit
        1. Its Trust formation deed
        2. Proof of its Sec 80G clearance from Indian government (that specifies that it is a tax-exempt charity in India)
        3. Proof of its FCRA clearance (that enables the organization to receive funds from outside India)
        4. Four years of audited financial statements
        5. An affidavit stating that the organization is a charity, and does not have any political affiliations
        Further, an officer of GKF visits the site of the organizations activities, and gets an idea of the day-to-day operation of the project of interest
      2. Checking whether project goals meet GKF objectives
      3. Cost analysis of proposal
It may be sometimes necessary for us to contact the submitting organization for additional information to complete the due diligence process.

If the due dilgence works out, we put an agreement in place with the submitting organization that:
      1. Specifies the level of funding
      2. Establishs steps for monitoring progress of project (intermediate reports, possible site visits, and a final report)
The project is funded after the agreement is in place.

Templates for other forms are here.