AMERICAN HINDU ASSOCIATION

aka AHA   |   Middleton, WI   |  http://aha-svtemple.org/

Mission

The primary mission of AHA is to teach the rich spiritual heritage of Hindu philosophy to devotees of all ages. This Association intends to provide the leadership and resources for the Hindu community, especially among the young generations. More specifically this Association intends to: * Provide services to devotees and children, promoting the awareness of principles and practices of Hinduism. * Organize "Satsang" to support and strengthen Hindu beliefs. * Invite Hindu teachers and scholars to present topics on Hinduism, enhancing our understanding of it.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

Mahesh Sharma

Religious Committee Chair

Jayanthi Mouli

Main address

PO Box 628243

Middleton, WI 53562 USA

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EIN

39-1945997

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Hindu (X70)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

AHA Community services

All AHA services are free of charge. However, any individual interested in making a tax-free donation can do so by writing a check to AHA. The Association has a policy of spending significant percentages of contributions on programs presented for the community. Besides the regular contribution, any individual can make a special contribution and designate their donation for any new or existing project of their choice. Currently, programs are offered under the following general categories:

1. AHA Educational Fund (Teaching Hinduism to Devotees and other interested individuals)

2. AHA Hindu Festival Fund (To celebrate the Holy days of Hinduism)

3. AHA Building Fund

4. AHA Library Fund (To develop a library for Hindu scriptures and other Hindu related books)

Population(s) Served

AHA is proud to offer Bala Vihar classes for children of every age every Sunday from 10am to 11:15am at the Temple. It is a wonderful opportunity for kids and youth to learn and practice our Hindu way of life, develop social and spiritual awareness as well as leadership skills in a fun and enjoyable environment.

AHA’s Bala Vihar Program Goals are:
To facilitate our children to appreciate, learn and practice Hindu way of life.
Instill pride and confidence in our children about their identity.
Raise Hindu awareness in the society around.
Develop social awareness and leadership skills among our children.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Financials

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AMERICAN HINDU ASSOCIATION

Board of directors
as of 2/4/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Mahesh Sharma

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No