WISH Foundation officially became a non-profit organization on May 17, 2017. The organization was envisioned and came to fruition by five local residents of Arizona who had a vision to organize programs throughout the year to serve community for cultural, social, and educational needs.
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Contributions to QCOs
Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO). Individuals making cash donations made to these charities may claim these tax credits on their Arizona Personal Income Tax returns.Effective in 2016, credit eligible contributions made on or before the 15th day of the fourth month
This individual income tax credit is available for contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO) that provide immediate basic needs to residents of Arizona who receive temporary assistance for needy families (TANF) benefits, are low income residents of Arizona, or are individuals who have a chronic illness or physical disability. The tax credit is claimed on Form 321. Arizona law allows QCO donations made during 2022 or donations made from January 1, 2023, through April 18, 2023, to be claimed on the 2022 Arizona income tax return. The maximum credit that can be claimed on the 2022 Arizona return for donations made to QCO's is $400 for single, married filing separate or head of household taxpayers, and $800 for married filing joint taxpayers. The maximum QCO credit donation amount for 2023: $421 single, married filing separate or head of household; $841 married filing joint. If a taxpayer makes a QCO donation from January 1, 2023 through April 18, 2023 and wants to claim the higher 2023 maximum credit amount, the taxpayer will need to claim the credit on the 2023 Arizona return filed in 2024.
WISH For Vision is a charity project providing assistance to deserving Arizona Public School students and the needy to obtain prescription eyeglasses. On Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, we hosted a WISH For Vision event
WISH For Education will establish an educational endowment fund through donations from the community and use the earnings from the endowed investment to offer scholarships
Wish for Outreach Program is modified to help Arizona residents and individuals in our community who have chronic illness or physical disability with transportation, food. clothing and temporary housing.
Chegu Purushothaman living Trust scholarship fund is established with a donation from the trust in Virginia.. Ms.Lakshmi Purushothaman is the Vice president, Business Intelligence Services, Freddie Mac, McLean, Virginia and Mr. Ranapratap Chegu is the CEO and Co-Founder of Peridot Solutions LLC, McLean Virginia. The scholarship is intended for a student interested in pursuing a career in Science or Engineering with an aptitude for research, creative and scholarly activities and has shown a commitment to community service. Preference is given to females if there are strong candidates.. It is awarded on an annual basis, starting 2021-2022.
Sandhya and Balaji Family Trust Scholarship Fund is established by Balaji Rangaswamy and Sandhya Seshadri in honor of their parents. Balaji is a manager at Michael and Susan Dell Foundation and Sandhya is a Senior Hardware Design Engineer at Apple, Austin, Texas. The funds combine a generous donation by Balaji and Sandhya with matching funds from Dell Foundation. The recipient should be a student from an Arizona High School, holding a minimum GPA of 3.0 and coming from a family with an annual income at or below $ 45 K., starting 2021-2022.
Dr.K.Chandrasekaran is a cardiologist with several years of experience. He worked at Oklahoma Health Scieces Center, Hahnemann Institute in Philadelphia and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and Phoenix, AZ. After retirement, he works part time at Mayo and part time at Apollo Hospital in Chennai. The scholarship instituted in memory of his mother is given annually to any needy and deserving student at the discretion of the foundation, starting 2022-2023.
This scholarship was instituted by Drs. Srimathy Mohan and Mohan Gopalakrishnan with a generous donation to Wish Foundation by Silambam Phoenix. Drs. Srimathy and Mohan are on the Faculty of W.P.Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. In addition, Dr. Srimathy Mohan runs a Bharatha Natyam Dance School in Phoenix teaching and training students in the 3000-year-old dance tradition of India. The scholarship is to be awarded, starting 2023-2024. to a female student from an Arizona High School, holding a minimum GPA of 3.0 with a commitment to community service and coming from a family with an annual income at or below $ 45 K.
Dr A. Somasundaram earned his MBBS at Madras Medical College and his MD in internal medicine at the All-India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi. He worked as a GI at the VA in Oklahoma City and later as a private practitioner in Canton, OH. Dr. Chitrabanu, a graduate of Lady Harding Medical School completed her DGO in Madras. She opened and maintained her private practice in OBGYN for nearly 40 years in Canton, OH. Scholarship is awarded annually to any deserving and needy student at the discretion of the Wish Foundation, starting 2023-2024.
"When using the scholarship, I used it towards tuition. Using it for tuition allowed me to focus on my studies and to learn how to adjust going into college. Without the scholarship money, I would have likely gotten a job. The job would have taken time out of my day that I used to study for tests and to do homework. ... More"
"New beginnings are hard and there were a lot of changes during the last six months. Physically I had to move to a new city, unfamiliar environment, new people, different problems. Luckily, I was blessed of having my family by my side at this new experience and the help of mentors and organizations like WISH Foundation... More"
"Thank you for the Wish Foundation Scholarship for this year. It has helpedimmensely in covering my costs for books, supplies, and on-campus living expenses. This scholarship has helped me complete a fulfilling semester at ASU's Barrett Honors College. This semester, I was able to gain honors credit in five classes, by both projects/ presentations in these classes and taking higher-level honors courses... More" "
"I was delighted to have attended the inaugural WISH Foundation charity event. The musicians were fantastic and very talented. I could have listened to them for hours. It is hard to believe that an entire family could play their instruments with so much synergy...More
"My husband and I really enjoyed the wish foundation charity event. The music and food was wonderful. The vision you all have for helping the kids in need is such a heart warming gift. Thank you."
I would like to thank The Wish Foundation for providing glasses by Zenni Optical for the less fortunate students at Wilson Elementary. We currently have over 700 students enrolled in the elementary school and over 600 in the Primary for the 2018-2019 school year... More
"You are all so AWESOME! Thank you for all you do and for helping our students!"
"The WISH event was very well conducted and both participants and the audience enjoyed the entertainment and the delicious lunch. Truly enjoyed the veena and vocal performances!.....Thanks."
Wish Foundation Video Presentation
Sonoran Masala & Aparna Shridhar- Charity Musical Event Sunday, September 30, 2018 Indo-American Cultural & Religious Center Hall Phoenix, Arizona
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