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IS AMRITA AUSTRALIA A REGISTERED CHARITY?
Yes, Amrita Australia is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC) and has been granted “public benevolent institution” status and endorsed as a Deducible Gift Recipient (DGR). It is covered by item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes, Amrita Australia Limited can issue tax-deductible receipts for donations it receives over $2.
Where do the funds go?
To achieve our purpose Amrita Australia works in conjunction with several organizations.
In Australia we deliver benevolent relief projects via our associated entity MA Centre (Aust) Foundation, a charity registered with the ACNC that has groups in every state of Australia and a main administrative Centre in Carrum Downs, Victoria.
The two current Australian Projects receiving funding are:
In India we deliver funding via our associated charitable entity the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math).
MA Math is an international charitable organization, founded in 1981 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi. Its headquarters are in Amritapuri, Kerala, India. MA Math conducts a range of humanitarian work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor, environmental programs, fighting hunger and scholarships for impoverished students. On July 24, 2005, in recognition of MA Math’s outstanding disaster-relief work and other charitable activities, the United Nations conferred Special Consultative Status to the Math, with its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), thus enabling collaboration with UN agencies. In December 2008, the UN's Department of Public Information approved MA Math as an associated nongovernmental organization to help its work of disseminating information and research into humanitarian issues.
In 1998, MA Math opened the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), also known as Amrita Hospital, in Cochin, Kerala.
AIMS is a non-government hospital with branches throughout India that provides free healthcare to the needy poor in India.
Since the inception of AIMS, Kochi, in 1998, totally free medical care has been provided to more than 4.1 million patients, and, during that time, AIMS has provided more than $85 million U.S. in charitable medical care.
Amrita Australia will assist with funding construction costs of the AIMS Faridabad Healthcare facility in Delhi NCR, North India.
The facility will spread across nearly 100 acres in the industrial city area of Greater Faridabad, State of Haryana, Northern India. The hospital will benefit those in need in the industrial area and surrounding regions. The facility is set to become the largest hospital in Delhi-National Capital Region and will feature the complete range of specialities, super-specialties and Centres of Excellence.
The hospital will have a strong focus on mother-and-child healthcare and will include a highly specialised multidisciplinary Children’s Hospital with maternal and foetal medicine.
AS A CHARITY HOW DOES AMRITA AUSTRALIA PROMOTE PUBLIC TRUST AND CONFIDENCE?
Amrita Australia Limited strictly adheres to the ACNC governance standards.
How do I become a member of Amrita Australia?
For membership details and to view our constitution please contact– firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Amrita Australia's Legal Name and ABN?
Amrita Australia Limited ABN 53088413129
How can I help?
If you would like to help Amrita Australia support its beneficial relief projects you can do so by making a tax deductible donation or by offering your service by emailing us at email@example.com