INDIAFACTS INVESTIGATION: Mission India funded NGOs in India

This is the follow up report to the twopart investigation into the Michigan-based Evangelical organization, Mission India’s activities in India exposed by IndiaFacts. The key factor in both investigative reports is the Mission India’s modus operandi in using FCRA to remit funds to India to convert Hindus to Christianity. The other aspect of this modus operandi is the fact of creating front and/or umbrella organizations and creating a complex trail of both documentation and organization structure.

In this report, we list out all the NGOs that have received funding from Mission India and its sister organizations, Advancing India and Serve India for the period of 2011-2012.

 

Indian NGOs receiving funds via FCRA from Mission India/Serve India/Advancing India, Michigan in 2011-2012e

S.No. Organization Address Amount
(Rs. in Crores)
Remarks
1 Seva Bharat 3-36, 1st Floor Ashirwad Global
Learning Centre, Jodimetla, Ghatkesar Mandal
Ranga Reddy(Dist)
Andhra Pradesh – 500088
16.05 Receipts from “India Partners Mission” & “Community Uplift”, both of Michigan added a,b,c
2 Letha Charitable Trust C/o DTK Hospitality Tours(P) Ltd, Ashirwad Global Learning Centre, Survey No. 787 and 789
Koramella Village, ghatkesar Mandal
Ranga Reddy(Dist)
Andhra Pradesh – 501301
10.45 -Receipts as above-
Further, note the same address as that for Seva Bharat
3 The Full Gospel Trust Of India 523, Block ‘c’ Sector 19, Rohini, Delhi – 110085 0.0034 Purportedly received towards Relief in Natural calamities
4 NorthernEvangelical Lutheran Church Bandorjuri Mission, P.O. Dumka, Jharkhand – 814101 0.0063 Money from Mission India-Seva Bharat (Address given is DTK Hospitality Tours!)
5 Pioneer Ministries 85, Chetana Colony, Gadag Road, Hubli, Dharwad, Karnataka – 580020 0.051
6 Zeliangrong Baptist Association P.O. Box 7, Tamenglong,Manipur – 795141 0.0051 Receipts are shown to be from Seva Bharat Mission India, Tarnaka
7 Banjara Development Trust 18 Khader Nawaz Khan, Madras,Tamilnadu 0.0065 Rs. 10000 directly from Michigan; Rest from Latha sic) Charitable, Seva Bharat, Secunderabad
8 Sharing Love Mission 168/5, Third Street, Caldwell Colony, Tuticorin, Thoothukudi, Tamilnadu – 628008 0.1892 11.5 lakhs directly from Michigan; 7.42 lakhs from Letha Charitable Trust
9 Mission for Anath Development & Welfare Society Gussain Bhawan,Near ITI Joshiyara, Uttarkashi, Uttarakashi, Uttranchal 0.0083 Rs. 33000 directly from Michigan; Rest from Letha Charitable Trust
10 Christian Social Service Society Badausa,
Banda (Dist)
Uttar Pradesh – 210201
0.0025 Mission India through Letha Charitable Trust
11 Vishwasi Sangati 12-14-18, Post Office Building, Lalpet, Secunderabad,
Hyderabad/Secunderabad(Dist)
Andhra Pradesh – 500017
0.0895 Rs. 3.53 lakh from Serve India-Michigan; Rest from Mission India-Michigan
12 Nissi Welfare Society Pashchimpally
Kishanganj
Kishanganj(Dist)
Bihar – 855107
0.30 I assume that the donor, “Serve Bharat-India” is actually meant to be “Seva Bharat-India”.d
13 Samaj Seva Trust 3A-86, First Floor
Sat Nagar, Karol Bagh
Delhi – 110005
1.6
14 The Bible Society of India 206 Mahatma Gandhi Road,Bangalore,Karnataka – 560001 0.41
15 India Out reach Missions Opp.T.B. Ward Gate, Medical College,Rd. Nagpur,Maharashtra – 440003 0.03
16 Sagar Jyoti Sikhya Niketan Palur Bungalow, Berhampur,
Ganjam(Dist)
Orissa – 760001
0.019
17 Aastha Kiran 18, Sulochana Nagar, 6th Street, Revathipuram, Urappakam,
Kanchipuram
Chengalpattu/MGR/Kancheepuram(Dist)
Tamil Nadu – 603210
0.030
18 Serve India Ministries Beniel Cottage No. 3, Ramasamy Nagar, Neelikonam Palayam, Coimbatore,
Coimbatore(Dist)
Tamil Nadu – 641033
2.472
19 EvangelicalChurch Of India Kilpauk Chennai ,Tamil Nadu 0.015
20 Maranatha FullGospel Association Maranatha Towers, 254 A, Kilpauk, Chennai – 600010 0.021
21 Church Growth Missionary Movement Post Box No. 30,67,nataraja Nagar Main Road, Madurai, Tamil Nadu – 625016 0.024
22 Jatiyo Kristiyo Prochar Samity 33/31 Nafar Ch Das Rd Behala,Kolkata,WB – 700034 0.0096 Serve India’s address is given as Mazher Chamber, 12 13 99, Street No. 3, Tarnaka, Secunderabad
23 Seva Bikash Public Trust 63, Ananda Palit Road, Kolkata 700014
Kolkata(Dist)
West Bengal – 700014
0.08

 

The following chart explains how the funding spread looks like, across various districts in India.

 

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Notes:

In the FC6 return, both India Partners Mission and Community Uplift have been given PO Box addresses in Michigan; However, neither of these entities figure in the Corporations Division Business Entity database of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan; Hence receipts from them have been added to receipts presented in the fourth column.
b Although Seva Bharat is itself the biggest franchisee of Mission India, one can notice it reporting receipts (small amounts) from CNI Gujarat Diocese, Pioneer Ministries-Hubli etc.. These are likely to be “settlement of accounts” after completion of work.

cThe FC6 return shows Serve India at the same address, i.e., P.O. Box 141312, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thus, all remittances shown in any FC6 return as originating from Serve India can be safely assumed to have been originated from Mission India

d Serve India’s address is given as Mazher Chamber, 12 13 99 Street No. 3, Tarnaka, Secunderabad.

e NGOs from S.No. 11 through 23 are mostly funded by Serve India, while 1 through 10 are mostly funded by Mission India

f Seva Bharat & Letha Charitable Trust, in turn may pass on some of their funds to other FCRA-NGOs across the country. These are not included in the above Table. For example, see http://fcraonline.nic.in/fc3_verify.aspx?RCN=075900769R&by=2011-2012

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