The cost of educating a visually impaired student for undergraduate studies at universities in India is only USD 400 per annum, which includes expenses for lodging and boarding at hostels.

Help The Blind Foundation’s combined administrative, non-operating and fundraising expenses are below 8%, meaning that for every dollar donated, over 92 cents go directly towards projects that directly benefit the student’s education.

Below are various ways to donate depending on where you are donating from.

Donating From India (Indian Passport Holders)

Please send your donations by cheque made out to:
New No.50/5 (Old No.69/5), Bazullah Road, T.Nagar
Chennai 600 017, India.

For any other assistance or queries kindly email us at

If you are a non Indian passport holder and would like to donate directly to HTBF India, please write to us at

Donating from the USA or rest of the world (to Help The Blind Foundation-America)

Help The Blind Foundation- America (HTBFA) is a 501 (c)(3) registered non-profit organization and all donations are tax exempt in the USA. You may see more details about our financials here

US citizens, Permanent residents and Legal residents can donate from the US using the following options.

Mail a checkMail your check in favor of:
Help The Blind Foundation-America
Mailing Address:
610 Newport Center Drive, Ste 500
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Tel:  949-892-7406 
Donate directly using your credit card, debit card or Paypal balanceClick here to Donate using US issued Debit or Credit Cards, or a US Paypal account. You can make one time or recurring payments. This is courtesy of Paypal.
Leverage Employer Match programs through Benevity to make One time or recurring contributions.HTBFA is a qualified charity recognized by Benevity, a charitable donation-management and grant-management platform used by many blue chip employers like Nike, Coca-Cola, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and Apple. Check if your employer uses Benevity. If yes, you may be able to make one time or recurring pre tax donations by picking “Help The Blind Foundation-America” as your charity of choice. In addition, you may be able to amplify your own contributions through Employer Matching program. Should you need help, please write to us at
Run a Facebook Campaign, to support us. It takes less than 5 min to set up! Birthdays/ New Year, or just about any occasion is a great occasion to contribute. 1. On your computer, login to Facebook. On the left, click fundraiser heart coin Fundraisers. On the left, click Raise money. Click Nonprofit.
2. You can either Scroll to find the nonprofit you want to raise money for or type into the search bar to find the nonprofit you want to raise money for. 
3. Select “Help the Blind Foundation-America”. On the left, enter the goal amount of money you want to raise and the currency you want the funds to be in.
4. Click Create.
5. You’ll see a screen pop up where you can invite your friends to donate to your fundraiser, share your fundraiser in your news feed, or donate to the fundraiser yourself. If you’re not ready to do any of those things, click Not now.
Make an impact every time you purchase something at Amazon via the Amazon Smile programAmazonSmile is a program where Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases on Amazon to a charity of your choice.  All you need to do is start your shopping at The donation will be made at no extra cost to you and you can choose from nearly one million public charitable organizations. We suggest picking “Help The Blind Foundation-America”  as your charity of Choice. 
Donate appreciated stock or want to make a direct wire transferPlease write to us directly at and we will work with you to enable this.

Donating From HongKong or rest of the world

Please send your donations by cheque in any foreign currency made out to:

21st Floor, Ruttonjee House, Ruttonjee Centre,
11 Duddel Street, Central, Hong Kong

For any other assistance or queries or required our annual report kindly email us at

All donations are tax exempt, if you would like an official receipt kindly email us with your deposit/transfer reference.

Thank You for your generosity.

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