IRS registered 501 (c) (3) Indian charity since 1988!

Highest ranking of by Charity Navigator

Donation Options

One time on a designated date :
Supporting one cataract surgery US $ 65
Supporting one major surgery like Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal, etc US $ 250
Single day free service :
Supporting free services for one day (approximately 40 surgeries per day) US $ 2,600
Year after year on a designated date :
Supporting a cataract surgery, which will be performed annually on an indigent patient on a date specified by the donor. The surgery will be performed for 12 years US $ 700
Supporting a major surgery, like Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal, which will be performed annually on an indigent patient on a date specified by the donor. The surgery will be performed for 12 years US $ 2,200
Dedication Scheme :
Naming a room US $ 25,000
Tele-ophthalmology :
Sponsoring the mobile rural teleophthalmology camps (Per Day) US $ 250
Supporting cost free eye screening of needy children in a rural school US $ 300
Corpus Fund :
General Corpus fund for community outreach programme Any Amount

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Sankara Nethralaya is a non-profit, non-commercial, eye care institution in India reaches out to the poorest patients.
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust, rated Four Stars by Charity Navigator, is the only fund-raising arm in the USA.

How to donate in the United States of America
Funds from Sankara Nethralaya USA are utilized in :

Donations to Sankara Nethralaya can be made in a variety of ways

Donating online at : All your donations are securely routed through and PayPal Giving Fund

United Way : Mention the above information on your authorization form. Local chapters will remit your contributions to the SN OM Trust Inc.

Combined Federal Campaign : If you are a US federal employee, make your donations to Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. CFC No. 68803.

Employer Matching Program : A number of US employers match dollar for dollar to employees contributions. You may be able to double your contributions to SN OM Trust.

Appreciated Stocks : You may donate appreciated stocks to SN OM Trust Inc. and avail of a tax deduction. For additional information, please contact the Trust @ (855) 4NETHRA - Toll Free.

Contributions by check : Simply make your check payable to SN OM Trust Inc. and mail to: 9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD20850.

Payroll Deductions : Please check with your HR office if they are programmed to withhold from payroll and remit to a non-profit organization. A number of organizations provide this as a public sphere.

Draft from checking account : Download the direct debit authorization form , and forward your authorization with a ‘void check’ to “9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD20850”. We will draft the funds on the 15th of every month. You can stop your authorization any time by a simple notification to us.

Donate on special occasions as a tribute : Festivals, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, in memory of a loved one and provide support in the form of a bequest.

Tax Exemption details
All donations to SN OM Trust are 100% IRS Tax Exempted in US, IRS Registered 501 (c) (3).

If you wish to simply mail your check to us, please mail it to Mr. Acharya, President Emeritus, Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc, 9710 Traville Gateway Drive No.392, Rockville, MD 20850.

Tax Exempt ID No. 52-1611548.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Acharya at (855) 4NETHRA - Toll Free or E-mail him at

Tax Exemptions for other Countries
Tax Benefits - INDIA

Donations to MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION are exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Those who are residing in the U.S and are keen to support Sankara Nethralaya’s initiatives by donating in Indian Rupees are encouraged to do so by contributing towards Medical Research Foundation Chennai, India
Sankara Nethralaya,
18, College Road, Chennai - 600 006.

**Those who make the donation in Indian Rupees will not be entitled for the IRS 501 (c) (3) tax exemptions.

Tax Benefits - U.K

Cheques favouring Sankara Nethralaya Trust will be eligible of 100% tax exemption specifically earmarking for MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION SANKARA NETHRALAYA