The charitable work falls into three broad categories:
Projects Facilitated By TANA Foundation (India):
These are projects typically sponsored by philanthropists and well-wishers. These projects typically benefit the hometown or village that the sponsor originates from. The projects facilitated by the Foundation span a wide spectrum. Typical projects include protected drinking water, construction of permanent cyclone shelters, school and college buildings, community halls, senior citizen centers, and places of worship, sanitary facilities, and model villages.
The projects are normally executed by a not for profit organization such as a Village Development Committee in India or in some instances by the State Government. The sponsor typically does the spadework in terms of defining the project, arranging for matching funds from the Government etc. The project needs to be approved by the Board of Trustees of the TANA Foundation (India) before funds can be forwarded to the organization executing the project.
Projects Executed By TANA Foundation (India):
These are projects that have a very broad scope and have the potential of helping the needy in the whole of Andhra Pradesh. These projects have a leader designated by the Board of Trustees of the TANA Foundation (India). The Board ensures that the benefits from the project are not limited to a particular region of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
Good examples of TANA Foundation (India) Projects include – Hepatitis B vaccination, Child Rescue Shelter, Eyesight restoration, Nebulizer for Asthma Patients, Adopting bright Children to provide free higher Education (ACE), and Rural Sanitation. In most instances, TANA Foundation (India) teams up with a local non-profit organization to execute the project. The Project Leader designated by the Board plays a strong role in raising the funds and executing the project. Eyesight Restoration, Nebulizer for Asthma Patients, and ACE are three projects that are currently very actively pursued by the Foundation.
Funding of Scholarships and Calamity Alleviation from Endowment Income:
The TANA Foundation (India) has, over a period of time, accumulated funds generated internally as well as those received from donors. These are restricted funds that are invested for the long haul. The interest income from such investments is used to fund a limited number of scholarships.
What has been accomplished to date has been no more than a small step towards improving the quality of life of the people in need. We encourage the community to come forward and contribute towards this noble cause. Your contributions can be in the form of new ideas for future projects, identifying resources that can benefit existing projects, sponsoring a project in your native village or town, or direct financial assistance to a TANA Foundation (India) project. If you wish to get involved and help the poorest of the poor please feel free to contact the Managing Trustee of the TANA Foundation (India) Click here.
- To provide food, healthcare and shelter to the homeless and the needy people.
- To help arranging special events for the elderly and disabled.
- To help Telugu schools and promote Telugu language with scholarships.
- To provide college scholarships to the needy and meritorious Telugu youth.
- To help backward and remote villages by providing purified water, sanitation, septic lavatories and roads.
- To help physically and mentally disabled.
- To provide immunization and shelters to street children and needy people.
- To encourage sponsors to help their villages in developing sanitary systems, purified water plants, schools and roads.