American Service to India Medical & Educational Foundation

aka ASTI   |   Diamond Bar,, CA   |  http://www.asti1.net

Mission

American Service to India was founded to provide much-needed assistance to the poor and needy of India, primarily in the areas of health and education. It has sought to accomplish this through a variety of programs that address immediate needs as well as others that provide assistance over the long term. These programs have included the funding of projects that ASTI's board of directors feels most adequately meet those needs. In all cases, ASTI's main emphasis is to relieve the suffering of the poor of India as much as possible within the restrictions of its financial resources -- the vast majority of which are funded by donations from individuals and/or organizations in sympathy with ASTI's goals.

Ruling year info

1982

Principal Officer

BAKUL ZAVERI

Main address

P.O. Box 4796, 1317 S. Diamond Bar Blvd., Diamond Bar, CA 91765 Bakul Zavei, treasurer: 1748 Aspen Grove Lane, Diamond Bar, CA 91765-2954

Diamond Bar,, CA 91765-2954 USA

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EIN

95-3675142

NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

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Our programs

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medical and educational relief

For the past 25 years, ASTI has sent funds or equipment to India from private donations in the United States. Support is provided in the areas of education, medical assistance and disaster relief. Since ASTI is a donor- driven organization, it depends entirely on the public for support of all programs. Noteworthy programs are selected at nonprofit institutions and are noteworthy because of the efficiency and dedication of their staffs. ASTI Board Members travel to India annually, at their own expense, to assess, evaluate and report to Board members and donors the results of their findings. In education, the focus is in three areas: education and health care for tribal men, women and children; and training in hygiene, family planning and vocational skills for women in villages. Thirty endowments are providing women nurse's training from women at five teaching hospitals. Hospitals and dispensaries in India and Bangladesh receive support in cash and in materiel. Shipments of hospital supplies and equipment went to three hospitals, and included a medical lab, ultrasound, x-ray and dialysis machines -- some new and some used -- but fully operational. Mobile Medical Units at eight hospitals and/or dispensaries are guaranteed continued maintenance and/or eventual replacement when ASTI provided a permanent fund with the understanding that the interest only be used for the above. Model Projects, some of which have received international and national awards, receive support from ASTI. These populations have created sustainable economies in villages and remote mountain areas. Two-thirds of ASTI's support come from generous Indian-American benefactors in the United States. The remaining one-third comes from Americans sympathetic to India's problems. Guidelines for Sponsorship 1. In order to qualify, all organizations must be registered with the Indian Government under the Income Tax Exemption Act (Section 80G). 2. Provide an annual report on utilization of funds. 3. Provide medical and educational assistance to all, regardless of caste or creed. 4. Provide annual reports to ASTI on use of funds when requested.

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American Service to India Medical & Educational Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/29/2017
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Ashok Ramnaney Director

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Bakul Zaveri President

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Saibal Mitra Director

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William Parmenter Vice President

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Pankaj Ghosh Director

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Narayan Gowda Director

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Lisa Piner Secretary

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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? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No