Donate

Give every child a chance
at a brighter future.

Make a Gift

Help Pratham give every child a bright future. Your financial donation is the easiest way to work on behalf of India’s youth. We welcome personal gifts, pooled donations, foundation grants and company sponsorships. It only takes Pratham $25 to educate one child for a full year. Your tax-deductible contribution can make a genuine impact on a child’s life right now.

Contribute by Phone

Call 1.866.PRATHAM or
713.774.9599

Contribute by Mailing Your Check

Pratham USA
9703 Richmond Avenue, Suite 102
Houston, TX 77042

Corporate Sponsors

Our partners and supporters are the key to our success. Pratham has always been based on collaboration, and without the investment of our fundraising and knowledge partners, the depth and scope of our work would not be possible. We are deeply grateful for the generosity that allows us to reach millions of underprivileged children and to raise the bar on quality education in India.

How the Money is Spent

We get maximum impact from every dollar. Pratham’s low-cost solutions make it easy to transform the life of a child caught in the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. We leverage local resources, maintain low overhead and use a volunteer-driven model to maximize donations—nearly 90 cents of every donated dollar goes directly toward our programs. Our financial efficiency, accountability and transparency have helped make us one of the best US charities and have earned us Charity Navigator’s four-star rating six years in a row.

Other Ways to Donate

Make a Gift of Stock
A gift to Pratham USA using long-term appreciated stocks and mutual funds can offer you a tax advantage, possibly reducing or eliminating capital gains. For stock transfer instructions, please contact us at giving@prathamusa.org.
Make a Matching Gift from Your Company
Many companies across the United States offer matching gift programs, which can double or even triple the impact of your donation. A $500 donation, doubled by your company, can establish ten rural libraries providing hundreds of children access to books. Contact your employer’s HR department to learn more about workplace giving options. Or check here to see if your company is part of the matching gift program.
Make a Bequest
Create a lasting legacy for future generations of Indian children by remembering Pratham USA in your will or revocable trust. Bequests, which can be a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your estate, help maintain the long-term financial health of Pratham.
Set Up a Recurring Donation
Be a part of Pratham’s reliable support base by setting up a regular monthly contribution from your bank account or credit card. It’s an easy way to give throughout the year. For as little as $10 a month, you can support five children in an urban area for a full year.
Partner with Us
Our partners and supporters are the key to our success. Pratham has always been based on collaboration, and without the investment of our fundraising and knowledge partners, the depth and scope of our work would not be possible.

Donation FAQ

What are Pratham's principles regarding accepting donations?
We keep overhead low. This means about 90% of every donated dollar is directly applied to Pratham programs on the ground in India.

For six years in a row, Pratham USA earned the highest possible four-star rating for our "sound fiscal management" and "commitment to accountability and transparency" from Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charity evaluator.