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Donation FAQs

 

How to make a donation?
You could donate to the Foundation either online or by sending us a Cheque/ Demand Draft.

To donate online:
Choose the project you would like to contribute to and specify the donation amount.

Donors are required to fill in the all the fields in the form as the details will be used to process your receipts.

Your transaction details will be displayed once you complete the form. Please check the information carefully email id, address, tax status etc. and make sure it's correct. If not, change them as desired.

Upon confirmation, you will be taken to HDFC payment gateway. Fill in your credit card details. You will get an immediate confirmation of your donation. You will also receive an email message with a donation number.

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To donate by Cheque/Demand Draft, please  download a form (388 KB PDF file), print it, fill it in, attach the cheque or draft
(made in favor of Biocon Foundation) and mail it to Biocon Foundation at:

Biocon Foundation
20th KM Hosur Road,
Electronic City,
Bangalore – 560 100
India

How are donations utilized?
The Foundation uses donations to strengthen program execution aspects of the project chosen by the donor and does not channelize donation towards administrative costs. General donations are utilized in priority areas under the discretion of the Foundation.

How is donor information used and protected?
The information captured is necessary for registering donors on our database so that they do not have to re-enter their information when they visit the site again and to receive updates, if they choose to do so.  For more detailed information, please view the Privacy Policy.

Is the online donation process secure?

Yes it is. The credit card information is not stored with the Foundation and cannot be accessed after the transaction is complete.

As an individual donor, you can make the donation process more secure at your end by upgrading your internet browser to a higher encryption level. If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, click on "Help" from the menu options. Select "About Internet Explorer" to find the cipher strength (encryption level) of your browser. If the cipher strength (encryption level) support is less than 128-bit, you may want to upgrade your browser. Click here to upgrade to the High Encryption Pack.

Is there a minimum amount for donation?
Please avoid making a donation of less than Rs. 1000/- as the processing costs is not viable for us.

What are the Tax benefits for donor?

Donations made to Biocon Foundation are tax-exempted.
Donors can get 50% deduction on the donation, under section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

Non-Indians
Are not eligible for tax exemption as this benefit is valid only in India

* Please consult your Tax Advisor / Chartered Accountant for clarifications.

Is the passport number of the donor necessary while making a contribution by cheque or Demand Draft?

This information is required for NRI (Non-Resident Indians) donors who are Indian citizens having an Indian passport to ensure that  their contribution goes into a separate account as per the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, (FCRA), 1976.

How will donors receive confirmation of their donation?

The donor will receive immediate confirmation of transaction through the payment portal as well as an email confirmation with donation number. Tax exemption certificate will be delivered within 45 working days.

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