Tribal Health Initiative has been supported for many years by a large group of individuals who believe in the work we do. These like minded people in different locations have come together to form the ‘Friends of Sittilingi’  [FOS] groups who support us financially as well as donate their time, skills and expertise.

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Friends of Sittilingi – USA

Friends in the US can make online donations through our partner Tribal India Health Foundation (TIHF). Donors from the US are eligible for tax exemption under 501(c). A receipt for tax exemption purposes will be sent to the donor after the receipt of donation from TIHF. THI has permission under FCRA (Foreign Contributions Regulation Act 1976) to accept foreign currency. You may make your donations online by clicking the link below.

 Friends of Sittilingi – United Kingdom

Friends of Sittilingi is a registered charity in the United Kingdom  (Charity No. 1113879).

Contact Dr. Nick Bateson :

Friends of Sittilingi – Germany

Website :
Contact : Lynn Boos or Daniel Heller –

For all foreign donation please click the yellow button below

Please note that 3% of your online donation will be deducted by Paypal as service charges.

Friends of Sittilingi – India

Cheques/DD may be made in the name of ‘Tribal Health Initiative’, payable at State Bank of India, Kotapatty branch (Bank code: 6244) 0r ICICI Bank, Salem (A/c: 611901076914 ). All banks are in Tamil Nadu, India.

ONLINE donations cane be sent to ‘TRIBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE [donations from India only]
State Bank of India, Kotapatty – a/c nmbr 11689302723 – IFScode -SBIN0006244     OR
ICICI Bank, Salem – a/c nmbr – 611901076914 – IFScode – ICIC0006119
Please send us an email after you transfer , so that we can issue receipts.

All contributions will benefit exemptions under Section 80G of the IT Act (1961)  [50% exemption] .

We promptly issue receipts for all donations received. All funds will be used only for the purposes donated for. We will keep you updated on our work twice a year through newsletters and annual reports.

If you are making a payment by cheque or bank transfer please use the form below to provide more information about your donation.

Donation Information form