How to donate

Donations may be made by cash, cheque, direct remittance/online through donation partners

Donations are eligible, u/s 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act, for 50% deduction from Taxable income from AY2012-13 (financial year 2011-12) onwards, till AY2026-27

Form 10AC granting charitable status can be seen here and 80G exemption to donors may be seen here

PNLIT received FCRA registration in June 2015, so we have been accepting donations from both Indian and Non-Indian Citizens/Passport Holders. FCRA renewal approval dated 21-Feb-2023 may be seen here 

PNLIT has been vetted and approved to receive grants from CAF America; if you are a US donor wishing to make a 100% tax-deductible contribution to support us, you may give to CAF America and recommend that the grant be made to PNLIT 


may be given to our trustees/volunteers as below:

Nupur Jain, Brigade Millennium Cassia – 9886629769

O P Ramaswamy, Brigade Millennium Mayflower – 9845079076

Usha Rajagopalan, South City – 7259722996

Divya Shetty, Brigade Palm Springs – 9448469908


Direct remittance

method depends on citizenship

Please read the options below


in favour of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust 

may be given to our trustees/volunteers or sent to our registered office: 


(Attn: Usha Rajagopalan)

B3, 502, South City, Arekere Mico Layout, 

Off Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076 

(Cell no. + 91 7259722996)

Direct remittance for Indian Citizens (does not include OCI)

Internet Banking

Option 1

Branch name - State Bank of India, RBI Layout, Bangalore 560078

Savings Bank Account no 31209228099 in the name of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust or PNLIT

MICR Code: 560002090

IFSC Code: SBIN0004408 - for transfer from accounts within India 

Swift Code: SBININBB423 - for transfer from accounts abroad (Please note that the bank charges Rs 500+other fees for Forex transfer)

Option 2

Branch name - ICICI Bank, Kothanur Branch (Address: #89, formed by the Wilson Garden House, Kothanur Village, Uttarahalli Hobli, Bangalore 560078)

Savings Bank Account no 185001000156 in the name of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust

IFSC Code: ICIC0001850 - for transfer from accounts within India


by entering the UPI ID 7259722996@SBI or scanning the QR code below

Direct remittance for Non-Indian Citizens (includes OCI) 

Branch name - State Bank of India, 11Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110 001

FCRA Savings Bank Account no  00000039858328073, in the name of Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust  

MICR Code: 110002087

IFSC Code: SBIN0000691


To know more about how to transfer to India see here

Payment gateways (for Indian citizens)

Please check the payment gateway options here

Donate through CAF America (for USA citizens only) 

PNLIT is able to accept 100% tax-deductible donations from US donors in partnership with CAF America. *Please note that CAF America requires a minimum $500 donation on Single Donor Advised Gifts (i.e. when you are not donating to an established Fund). The donor Gift Form can be downloaded here. Donations through CAF America can be done in several ways.

By check

1. Write a check payable to CAF America

2. The donor Gift Form is required for any gifts not made through the CAF America online donation form

3. Mail the check and Gift Form to:

CAF America

1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 150

Alexandria, VA 22314


Through the CAF America website

1. Visit the PNLIT page on the CAF America website here 

2. Click “Donate Now”

3. Fill out the form accordingly and click Submit

4. Enter credit card information and click Submit

5. Wait for the confirmation page – do not re-click submit or refresh the page as you may be additionally charged.

6. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to you for tax deduction purposes. 

By wire transfer

1. CAF America requires that all wire transfer donations be accompanied by a Gift Form that may be e-mailed or sent by post.

2. Use the banking information below. Please note that the grant suggestion will not be processed until the signed gift form is received.

a) Wire Transfer

CAF America

Account #: 001923459009

ABA Routing #: 026009593


b) ACH Transfer

CAF America

Account #: 001923459009

ACH Routing #: 054001204

c) Bank Address

Bank of America

730 15th Street NW 1st Floor

DC1-70-01-08, Washington, D.C. 20005, USA

Note to direct remittance/online donors

To help us track donations and issue receipts, after online transfers, please drop a mail to with the following information:

Name, Postal Address, Contact No., email address, PAN No. (if available, for donations of Rs 10,000 and above), Citizenship (Indian or Non-Indian), Donation transfer details