The Upakar Foundation is funded by the generosity of individuals, corporation and foundations. We are a 100% volunteer-managed organization, and 95% of the funds we raise go directly to pay for students’ college scholarships.

The remaining 5% pays for administrative costs such as website maintenance, promotional events, legal and financial services, and fundraising.

The Upakar Foundation Tax ID number is 52-2041133.

Thank you for supporting the next generation of Indian-American leaders!


Donating online is easy and fast. Simply fill the form below and you will be directed to a secure donation website hosted by PayPal.  Please note, if you choose to donate directly at PayPal, we will not be able to give you a tax donation receipt, since we do not get enough information to provide one.


Please make checks out to “Upakar”.  Attach the donation form and mail to:

Upakar Foundation
9710 Traville Gateway Dr, Box 401
Rockville, MD 20850

Click here to download the Donation Form



Many companies offer a “matching gift” benefit to their employees and spouses to encourage charitable giving.  Some companies without formal programs will match your gift if requested. Please check with your benefits manager.

To submit a matching gift to Upakar, first request a matching gift application from your benefits manager or Human Resources office. Policies may vary and certain restrictions can apply.

Some gift applications are web-based or can be completed via automated phone applications.

Paper applications may be sent, along with your gift, to:

Upakar Foundation
9710 Traville Gateway Dr, Box 401
Rockville, MD 20850

Once Upakar receives your information, we will verify your gift and complete the process. Your employer will then send an additional gift to Upakar on your behalf.

For questions, comments or requests regarding matching gifts please contact .