Donate from Abroad

Direct or Through Auroville International Centres

Donations made directly to Auroville from abroad do not qualify for tax exemption in the home country. For foreign donors, many countries have an Auroville International (AVI) organization that can take your donation, issue a tax receipt, and channel the funds to Auroville. You can find a list of AVI Centers here. 

Five steps for making donations

  1. Choose the project you want to support
  2. Decide your method of donation - online/offline
  3. Specify the project while making a donation
  4. Specify whether you need a tax exemption receipt or a normal one
  5. Inform the project holder about your donation

Tax Exemption Through Local Auroville International Centres

Online Payment Gateways

USA - Auroville International U.S.A gateway, provides tax exemption.

UK - Auroville International U.K gateway, provides tax exemption.

Direct Bank Transfer To Auroville (SWIFT)

The Government of India has amended the law regarding Foreign Contributions (FCRA Act). All foreign contributions coming into the country would need to come to a single branch – the State Bank of India Main Branch, New Delhi. Accordingly, we have opened a new account in New Delhi SBI branch. Details are given below. 

Please ensure that the Beneficiary Name in all circumstances is listed as AUROVILLE FOUNDATION.

  • IFSC: SBIN0000691
  • Bank Name: State Bank of India
  • Branch Code: 000691
  • A/c Number: 40106120526
  • Purpose: Specify the name of the unit or project/s
  • A/C Holder Postal Address: Auroville Foundation, Auroville 605101, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bank Postal address: FCRA Cell, State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, 11 Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001
  • Bank Phone No. 011-23374050.

No Tax Exemption 

Donations made directly to Auroville from abroad do not qualify for tax exemption in the home country.

Send A Paper Cheque Directly To Auroville

All cheques must be payable to AUROVILLE FOUNDATION. You can send cheques to the address below, and kindly inform us by email:

Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall, Auroville 605101, Tamil Nadu, India

Kindly inform us by email:

Phone +914132622455.

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