“Happiness depends on what you can give, not on what you can get.” – Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda

Many generous, benevolent individuals have contributed to and supported CORD’s work. The Program could not have been a success without the constant support and flow of funds from various individuals, volunteers, institutions, corporations, and funding agencies.

Some of the prominent organizations that provided funds and grants to CORD include:

  • The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through Chinmaya Mission Halton Region (CMHR) Canada
  • The Pentagon Charitable Foundation
  • The Sir Dorabji Tata Trust
  • The Sir Ratan Tata Trust
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
  • Jai Shiv Shakti Health and Educational Foundation, Bangalore
  • B.K.L. Walawalkar Hospital
  • Disability Advocacy Group
  • JSFD (Japan Social Development Fund)
    Foundation Council Nelumbo Stiftung (Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Gartner India
  • Grow Talent
  • The Hans Foundation
  • National Health Mission, Himachal Pradesh
  • Lotus Life Foundation
  • STARS Forum
  • NCPEDP (National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People)
  • Special Olympic, Himachal Pradesh
  • Canadian Fund for Local Initiative (CFLI)
  • Sai Engineering Foundation
  • GlobeMed
  • Friendsline
  • Kelly School of Business
  • Voluntary Health Association of India
  • National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  • Himalayan Foundation
  • HPVHA (Himachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association)
  • National Trust People with Disability (CORD is the State Nodal Agency in Himachal Pradesh)

Various Chinmaya Mission Centers in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Kenya, South Africa, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore have organized fund-raising events for CORD. The Chinmaya Mission family worldwide continues to support CORD and has been volunteering their services in CORD over the years.

Compassion for CORD

There have been many who have touched and inspired CORD, such as children who saved their pocket money and walked for CORD in walkathons with the adults; the disabled youth who saved all his earnings from his paper bag-making enterprise to donate to CORD and a simple 80-year-old village woman, Krishna, who walked miles to give her donation.

Many Mahila Mandals and Self-Help Groups and the nurses trained at Sidhbari came forward when they heard that the CORD Training Center Extension Building was to be built to further expand and disseminate rural development initiatives in the country. Others, who years ago were beneficiaries of the Program, have now progressed to earn well and have returned to support the Program.

Many individual donors have benevolently donated to CORD’s work over the years, and many of them continue to do so. For instance, late Shri K.B. Shroff, an ardent devotee of Gurudev and a great philanthropist with a vision, had given a substantial endowment to CORD in 2005.

Donations From India

Donations to “CORD” within India in Indian currency can be sent through cheques and demand drafts to either CORD at New Delhi or CORD Training Centre Sidhbari at the following addresses with your name, address and contact details. Please send your PAN number too for donations over Rs. 2000/-

CORD Sidhbari

Training Centre and National Director’s Office
Sidhbari, Distt. Kangra
Himachal Pradesh 176 057

CORD Delhi

Chinmaya Centre for World Understanding,
89,CCWU Building, 2nd Floor, Lodhi Estate
New Delhi 110 003

For online donations please write to cordsidhbari@gmail.com for CORD to send you the bank transfer details required. Please mention your name, address, contact number, email id. PAN number for donations over Rs. 2000/- are required too.

Donations to CORD in India are exempted from Tax under 80G.

Donations from abroad

Donations from abroad in foreign currency can be sent to “CORD” by cheque to CORD office address in Delhi given above with your name, address and contact details.
For online donations from abroad please write to cordsidhbari@gmail.com with your name, address and contact details for CORD to send you the bank details for foreign contributions.

Online donations can be made in the USA to CORD at www.cordusa.org
Please mention in your online donations to CORD USA that your donation is for CORD’s comprehensive integrated work in rural India.

All donations to CORD USA for CORD in India are tax exempted under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. CORD USA tax ID-27-0540459.

Volunteering

If you want to volunteer with CORD and work with its various rural development programs contact us