Krishnamurti Foundation India is registered under the Societies Registration Act XX1 of 1860. Rishi Valley Education Centre is registered under the Foreign Regulation Act under Section 10(23)C, and eligible for receiving grants from abroad.

  • All donations to Rishi Valley Education Centre are eligible for 50% exemption under section 80G of Income tax Act.
  • All donations to Rishi Valley Rural Education Centre (KFI) are now 100% exempted from Income Tax under 35 AC.


Rishi Valley School is financially autonomous. Funds generated from its approximately 310 fee-paying students cover all running expenses.

In a typical year there are about 6 scholarship students, including children from families engaged in social work in remote parts of the country. Fee reductions are made available so that fees are adjusted to family incomes provided students qualify on the entrance tests.

The School contributes about Rs. 100,000 to the Rural Education Centre and its activities.


Rural Education

The Rural Education Programme incurs an annual expenditure of around Rs 2,500,000. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, has since 1987 provided support from its Scheme of Assistance under Experimental and Innovative Programmes.

Sir Ratan Tata Trust contributed funds for community programmes, and for documentation, including a film on RIVER's methodology and a 5-volume Teachers' Resource Pack.

Rockefeller Foundation gave a one-time grant for publication in 1996.

Catholic Relief Services of India supported aspects of the community programme.

Rishi Valley School continues to make an annual contribution of Rs. 125,000 to the programme. Any shortfalls in income are met through training programmes conducted by the centre.


Manmohini Kaul Charitable Medical Trust provides funding of about Rs 100,000 per annum, which is used to subsidise the cost of medicines, meet some hospital and laboratory expenses for the poorest of the poor, as well as supporting the Antenatal programme. The Baroda-based company LOCOST supplies necessary medicines at minimal cost.

The Eye-Care Programme depends on private donations; Ms Girija Krishnan is a major contributor. Dr Krishna Reddy, an eye surgeon from Madanpalle, continues to contributes his skilled services to the Centre.

The Tuberculosis Programme is supported by SIDVIM Foundation, Mumbai. Mr Jadish Dore, an alumnus of Rishi Valley School, initiated the programme with a grant of Rs 100,000.

The Antenatal Programme is being supported by Manmohini Kaul Trust and 'Indians for India.'

The Diagnostic Centre was established with a seed grant of Rs 150,000 from Dr R Ramkumar, an alumnus of Rishi Valley School.

An X-Ray machine was donated by the SIDVIM trust.
A break up of the costs involved for the treatment of our patients.

  • Cost of treating one OPD Patient: Rs 30
  • Cost of treating one Cataract Patient with IOL: Rs 1200
  • Cost of treating one TB Patient: Rs 1500
  • Cost of treating and following up one Antenatal: Rs 1200
  • Cost of one Domiciliary Delivery: Rs 1000
  • Cost of one Hospital based delivery: Rs 3000
  • Annual requirement of Drugs: Rs 150,000
  • Annual requirement for meeting costs of investigation and treatment at secondary and tertiary care centres: Rs 150,000
  • Any contribution, however small will be of great help to us in providing quality healthcare to the rural poor.

Herbal Medicine Programme

The Herbal Garden was established with help from the Rishi Valley Estate.

Subsequently, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust gave a grant of Rs 1,000,000 spread over three years for preventive health care work and for wider dissemination of information about curative properties of Ayurvedic medicinal plants.

We are presently receiving a grant from the Environmental Ministry of the Government of India.

Land Reclamation Project

The watershed management and soil conservation programmes were supported by one-time grants from the State Government of Andhra Pradesh and from the Wasteland Development Board of India.

Saving Indigenous Draft Animals

A seed grant from the Navadanya Foundation helped us enabled the purchase and transport of the animals to Rishi Valley. The annual expenditure of around Rs. 1000,000 is borne by Rishi Valley Education Centre.

How You Can Help

Donations for Educational Programmes:

  • The cost of supporting a student at Rishi Valley School is Rs.4,00,000/- per annum
  • The cost of sponsoring a student at the Rural Education Centre or any one of its Satellite Schools is Rs.15,000/- per annum
  • Cost of sponsoring an entire Satellite School is Rs.4,50,000/- per annum.

Donations may be sent in the name of: Rishi Valley School (KFI).

All donations to Rural Programmes are to be drawn (cheques/demand drafts) in favour of RISHI VALLEY RURAL EDUCATION CENTRE (KFI), payble at Madanapalle. The donors are requested to send along with their payment their name, address and a photo copy of their PAN card for availing 35AC(100%).

Donations to any of the outreach programmes are welcome.

We solicit donations for any of the above.

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