Who we are | The Trust

Anant Vikas is the sustainable development initiative of the Mind Genius Charitable Trust based in Mumbai. Registered in 2008 as a Public Charity Trust with the Charity Commission of Maharashtra, its flagship initiative, Anant Vikas, has been involved in various small scale projects geared towards achieving the sustainable development goals in rural India.

The Trust has been granted 12A as well as 80G approvals under the Income Tax Act 1961, which allows donors 50% tax exemption on their contribution. This also makes the organisation eligible for government funding. The Finance Ministry of India in Delhi has approved one of our projects (Project Khalapur) under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act 1961. This provision entitles 100% tax exemptions to the donors for their contributions.

The Trust also holds the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) approval and is entitled to receive donations from overseas.

We also collaborate with several other organisations, schools, industry leaders and government departments to achieve our objectives. A list of our partners is available here.

Our primary aim is to promote interaction and cooperation among the urban and rural youth in the pursuit of sustainable development goals. We work on various cross-cutting issues, such as education, health, and gender which affects the lives and livelihoods of rural India, especially the most vulnerable. We are concerned with bridging the gap between urban and rural India and having that as a foundation to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To learn more about what we do, click here.