In collaboration with Dharani USA, Inc., Chicago
On this page, you will find information on donating to TIGS in India and in the USA.

We welcome donations in any of these forms:

  • Cash
  • Program sponsorships/partnerships
  • Volunteering
  • Professional service contributions
  • Spreading the word to anyone who is even remotely connected with geography education

In all cases, please be sure to send us your full name, transaction details (amount, number of cheque/DD/e-transaction, date, etc.), and your postal address for us to mail you a receipt.

Donating in India

  • You may contribute funds, materials, or services.
  • Please be advised that at this time, we are still working towards obtaining 80(G) certification, section 12(A) registration, and FCRA permission.
  • To donate by cheques or Demand Drafts (DD): please make your crossed cheques/DDs payable to THE INSTITUTE OF GEOGRAPHICAL STUDIES, payable at par in Bangalore, and send by secure mail or courier to our project office:

The Institute of Geographical Studies
c/o 4, 7th Cross, Ashoknagar
Banashankari 1st Stage, Bangalore 560 050

Information for donation by online transfer (e-transaction):

Bank name: State Bank of India
Branch Code: 002263
Branch: Richards Town branch
Address: No. 14, Yolee Mall, Pottery Road, Richards Town, Bangalore – 560 005
Account name: The Institute of Geographical Studies
Account type:
Current Account
Account number: 34890455257  (11 digits)
IFSC Code: SBIN0002263  (4 letters + 7 digits)
MICR Code: 560002040  (9 digits)
Phones: +91-80-2548-3212 ; +91-80-2548-6609

Donating in USA

Dharani USA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit charitable trust that raises funds and other support for the activities of The Institute of Geographical Studies, Bangalore, India. Your contributions are tax-deductible and you may choose one of several ways of contributing here (the link opens in a new window/tab).

  • Contributions to Dharani USA, Inc are tax-deductible in the USA.
  • You may contribute online here (using PayPal or credit cards)
  • You may also set up an automatic donation directly from your account to Dharani USA. Please contact Dharani USA for details.
  • You may also send checks to:

Dr Heidi J. Nast, Professor
International Studies Department
DePaul University, Chicago
990 West Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-2458

If you send a check please be sure to include your full name and postal address for us to mail you a receipt.

Dharani USA’s EID#: 62-1817940

In collaboration with Dharani USA, Inc., Chicago
TIGS needs your support!


We seek crowd-funding for a variety of needs and seek your contributions, however small or large. Here are some examples of our immediate needs.

Setting up a TIGS office where interns, Teaching Fellows, and other staff can work. We are currently in discussions with a private foundation to support salaries and several programmatic costs. We have to find funding for the premises. (Total needed: approximately INR 900,000)
Deposit for premises (approximately INR 300,000 - 350,000)
Monthly rent for premises (approximately INR 30,000 - 35,000) for 3 years; INR 360,000 to INR 420,000 per year.
Office furniture and equipment (desks, chairs, shelves, etc.) (approximately INR 100,000)
Conducting the IGYS-2016 (total needed approximately: INR 725,000)
Scholarships for deserving students and teachers to participate fully in the conference (registration waivers + food for approximately 65 participants), approximately INR 50,000
Honoraria for workshop resource persons, invited speakers, and volunteers (approximately INR 200,000)
Operational costs (approximately INR 481,000)