Dear Dialogue Members,
We are the Miracle Foundation India that supports children’s homes in India. We have previously filed and received two prior permissions. However, it is over a year and half since our 3rd prior permission has not been approved. We are registered as a Section 25 NGO. We have also recently passed our 3 year mark and as such are eligible to receive FCRA.
We have received a letter stating that our donor-done names are same (similar words as US organization). Secondly we have been told (not in writing) that in order to receive approval it would be necessary to change the ownership percentage to India majority owned.
Our question is whether any other NGO has been successful in receiving approval by changing to a majority ownership by the India NGO.
We also are concerned because we do not want to change the name of the organization as it will dilute our brand.
What would be the recommendation of other members on the path we should take in order to move our FCRA application forward? We are concerned if we do not have action on this that our support for the destitute children will be at risk.
Thank you & regards
India Country Head
Miracle Foundation India
New Delhi 110017