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Support the Foundation

By contributing to the A R Rahman Foundation you will help children from underserved backgrounds get the education they desire, who would inspire and build at least ten thousand leaders - leaders who come from the most underserved sections across the country.

We accept donations in Indian Rupees (INR) and Foreign Currency (as per FCRA guidelines in India). We are happy to help you out.

If you have any queries or face any issues with online money transfer please reach out to us. We’re just an email away.

By donating you agree to our Terms and Conditions and our Privacy Policy

Tax Benefits

All donations made to A R Rahman Foundation are exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act 1961. 80G Tax Exemption available vide Order No.DIT(E) NO.2(1146)/06-07 dated 10.07.2009.

80G Certificates: Your donation is eligible for exemption under 80G. We periodically email 80G certificates to enable you to claim tax deductions. If you haven't received one OR just need an extra copy write to us at

Receipts: We periodically email receipts for all donations. If you haven't received one OR just need an extra copy please contact us.

Contact Us

A R Rahman Foundation

Office: 19 Vinayagapuram 2nd Street, MMDA Colony, Arumbakkam, Chennai 600-106 Tamil Nadu, India
For Grants & Sponsorship - Vidhi G Bhanushali - 99303 02138
For Marketing and PR - Renu Venugopal - 96000 88487

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Our Commitment To Privacy

We would like to share our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. This notice is available at every point where personally identifiable information may be requested. This notice applies to all information collected or submitted on the website. This Policy covers the treatment of personally identifiable information collected by the AR Rahman Foundation, when you access the website. This policy does not apply to any entity not owned or controlled by the AR Rahman Foundation. This Policy may not be applicable to any information provided by you or on your behalf to AR Rahman Foundation in any other context. By accessing the website, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Policy. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy, and become familiar with it.

This Privacy Policy covers the information the AR Rahman Foundation ("Platform" and/or "We") collects from the user(s) ("User(s)" and/or "You") ("Website") Here are our privacy principles:

  • Providing information to us is your choice.
  • You always have the ability to opt-out of receiving communications from us.

Information Collection and Use

The Personal Information which You may provide to us while making a contribution through our website is or could be the following:

  1. Your registration details which may include your identity details, Address, Phone number, PAN and other personal details. You may note that We adopt reasonable security measures to protect Your detials from being exposed or disclosed to anyone including the Platform.
  2. The details of your organization
  3. Your usage behavior of the Website.
  4. 4.Details of the computer system or computer network which You use to visit the Website and undertake any activity on the Website.

Our primary purposes in collecting information from You are to allow You to contribute to the foundation and comply with the regulations of The Income Tax Act, 1961 or any other law for the time being in force. Website and various features and services offered by the Platform on or in relation to the Website; to record Your information and details as permitted and required under applicable laws, statutory direction or judiciary orders; to serve the donation receipt to you; and such other uses as provided in the User Agreement and this Privacy Policy. We may also use the information for transactional emails or to provide You with information from time to time in connection with the A R Rahman Foundation and its initiatives.

We may also collect information to track User behavior and preferences for internal analytics from all Users of the Website. This information is collected through the use of server log files and tracking technologies to collect and analyze certain types of technical information and may include cookies and web beacons.

We may combine your Personal Information, other information and information collected from tracking technologies and aggregate it with information collected from other Users using our Website to attempt to provide You with a better experience on our Website.

You understand, agree and acknowledge that our collection, storage and processing of your Personal Information is for a lawful purpose. You further understand, agree and acknowledge that your Personal Information which is classified as sensitive personal information as per applicable laws is considered necessary for the Platform to provide various services on its Website to You and for Your usage of the Website and other services provided by Platform in relation to the Website.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Platform is the recipient of all the Personal Information and shall exercise reasonable commercial endeavours for the prevention of the Personal Information provided by the Users. We will ensure on reasonable commercial efforts basis that the third parties and agents employed by us for the purposes of the Website are under an obligation to maintain confidentiality with respect to the Personal Information provided by the Users and to use it strictly for the purposes of the Website only.

Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement

Platform cooperates with mandated government and law enforcement agencies or to any third parties by an order under law for the time being in force to enforce and comply with the law. We will disclose any information about You to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims and legal process, to protect the property and rights of Platform or a third party, to protect the safety of the public or any person, or to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical or legally actionable activity. Platform may also provide your Personal Information to various tax authorities upon any demand or request from them.

Email Policies

Platform may use your Personal Information for the aforementioned purposes of the Website. You have full control regarding which of these emails You want to receive. If You decide at any time that You no longer wish to receive such communications from us, please follow the unsubscribe instructions provided in any of the communications. Please note that once we receive your request, it may take an additional period of time for your opt-out to become effective.


Platform uses ordinary industry standard technology designed to help keep your Personal Information safe. The secure server software (SSL) encrypts all information You put in before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer data we collect is protected against unauthorized access. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure correct use of information, We will employ commercially reasonable and practicable security practices and procedures and security methods and technologies. We will also ensure on reasonable commercial efforts basis that any agent or third party that we employ complies with the same security standards as us for the protection of your Personal Information.

Your information may be transferred to or be maintained on computers, computer systems and computer resources located outside of your state or country where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those where you live. If You are located outside India and choose to provide information to us, please be aware that Platform keeps or transfers information to India and processes it there. Your submission of such information represents your agreement to that transfer.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure. Although We strive to protect your personal data, We cannot guarantee the security of your data while it is being transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once We have received your information, We have commercially reasonable procedures and security features in place to reasonably endeavor to prevent unauthorized access.

Links to Other Sites / Financial Data

We provide links to other websites for your convenience and information. These sites may have their own privacy policies in place, which we recommend You review if You visit any linked websites. We are not responsible for the content of linked sites or any use of the sites.

While transacting with the Website, You may provide your financial information including without limitation your bank account details, credit card account details or your details pertaining to any payment settlement or pre-paid instrument service provider. You understand, agree and acknowledge that the Website and Platform never receives Your financial and payment information from these service provider. Your personal information, sensitive personal information and financial information will be dealt by these service providers in accordance with their respective privacy policies and other terms and conditions and Platform and Website shall not be liable, accountable or responsible for your personal information, sensitive personal information and financial information which you provide to these service providers.

Changes in Privacy Policy

From time to time We may update this Privacy Policy. Your continued subscription to our Services constitutes an acceptance of the then-current Privacy Policy and Terms of Use so We encourage You to visit this page periodically to review any changes.


Identity theft and the practice currently known as "phishing" are of great concern to Platform. Safeguarding information to help protect You from identity theft is a top priority. We do not and will not, at any time, request your credit card information or national identification numbers in a non-secure or unsolicited e-mail or telephone communication.

Call Recording and Monitoring

Please be aware that calls to and from The AR Rahman Foundation may be recorded. We may use the call recordings to check the accuracy of the information you provide us or for fraud prevention purposes. We will retain the call recordings for as long as reasonably necessary to perform such activities and then delete them. Any personal information obtained from you during the call will be treated in accordance with the provisions of this Privacy Policy.

Use of "cookies"

"Cookies" are pieces of information that a website transfers to your computer's hard disk for record-keeping purposes. We use both session and persistent cookies. The use of cookies is an industry standard, used to provide useful features for customers. Cookies, by themselves, do not personally identify users, although they do identify a user's computer. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. However, you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you do so.


From time to time we may add or enhance services available on the Website. To the extent these services are provided, and used by you, we will use the information you provide to facilitate the service requested. For example, if you email us with a question, we will use your email address, name, nature of the question, etc. to respond to your question. We may also store such information to assist us in making the Website the better and easier to use.

Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by The A R Rahman Foundation. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post any changes on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Amendments To This Privacy Policy

The A R Rahman Foundation may update this Privacy Policy in the future. We will notify our members about material changes to this Privacy Policy by either sending a notice to the e-mail address you provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our Website.

Contact Us

If You have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of Platform or your dealings with the Website, You can contact us via the links on the page.