Water changes lives

Talab village in Alwar district in Rajasthan, India, struggles for water security. Agriculture is the only income in this remote region. Lack of water availability means low agricultural productivity, which leads to greater poverty in the region and causes personal suffering, especially to women and children.

Small, durable water harvesting structures such as check dams improve groundwater levels, water quality, and community self-reliance over time.

Recharge, Replenish, Revive

With your support, Sehgal Foundation builds rainwater harvesting structures in dry villages. With the use of existing hand pumps, open wells, and tube wells, water harvested by check dams is used for drinking, agriculture, and domestic purposes. This project will benefit 200 farm households in a once-dry village.

Even a donation of US $10 (Rs 700) will help harvest 6,000 liters of water in a year.

Help bring life-changing water to a village!


100% of your donation goes to work. S M Sehgal Foundation covers all administrative and human resource costs. And Sehgal Foundation (US) matches individual donations one to one to support S M Sehgal Foundation in India and further replicate the project in more villages.

Sehgal Foundation is a US-based 501(c) 3 tax-exempt private foundation. S M Sehgal Foundation in India has 80G status.

Other ways to give

  • Direct Debit from Bank Accounts in India

Bank Details:
Non FC Savings Account Number: 00000057022216548

IFSC Code: SBTR0000695

Bank Name:
State Bank of Travancore

Bank Address:
DLF Phase – IV,
Galleria Mall,
Gurgaon 122003

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

  • For Donations in Rupees
Send a cheque to:

S M Sehgal Foundation
Plot No. 34, Sector 44
Institutional Area
Gurgaon, Haryana – 122003

  • For Donations in US Dollars
Two Options:

1. Send a cheque to:

Sehgal Foundation
100 Court Ave, Ste 211,
Des Moines, IA 50309

2. Donate directly via Paypal: paypal@smsfoundation.org; TAX ID: 42-1477858

  • For our Corporate Supporters:
You can stay involved in this important work in more than one way:

1. Adopt a specific project:

You could adopt a project in the three core areas: managing water resources, increasing agriculture productivity and strengthening rural governance.

2. CSR Engagement:

If your CSR program has an alignment with Sehgal Foundation’s work, our team would be delighted to have a detailed conversation with you about working in partnership. Kindly email partnerships@smsfoundation.org


Online donations are very easy to make and are tax deductible.

Citrus Pay is used for domestic transactions and PayPal is used for international transactions. Both are secure and safe. Your financial details remain absolutely secure and protected.


Yes, there are tax benefits to donating to the Sehgal Foundation.

For an Indian national donating in rupees, your donation is 50% tax exempt under Section 80G.

For US residents donating in dollars, your donation is tax exempt since Sehgal Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) organization.

Absolutely. The tax exemption certificate will reach you within 30 working days or less depending on your geographical location.

For more assistance or information with regard to donating to the Sehgal Foundation, please email partnerships@smsfoundation.org

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Sehgal Foundation has strengthened rural communities since 1999. Your contribution will make a difference!