FAQs

Is AOLHET part of the Art of Living Foundation?

AOLHET and the Art of Living are separate organizations that partner on some issues. Both organizations were founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

The Art of Living Health and Education Trust (AOLHET) is a 501(c)3 U.S.-based, non-profit organization, incorporated in 2008, and based in the United States. The Trust was created to fund programs that foster, promote, and support quality healthcare and value-integrated education around the world.

Founded in 1981, the Art of Living Foundation is an educational and humanitarian organization that fosters stress management and service initiatives. 

Who is Sri Sri Ravi Shankar? Is he an active board member?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is not a board member. He is the inspiration for the Art of Living Health and Education Trust. A leading figure in human development and social transformation, Sri Sri is a multifaceted social activist whose initiatives include conflict resolution, disaster and trauma relief, prisoner rehabilitation programs, youth leadership, women’s empowerment, campaigns against female feticide and child labor, and universal education. He is also working in Kashmir and Sri Lanka to further dialogue between opposing parties and resolve conflicts peacefully.

Sri Sri travels to more than 40 countries a year to share his message that all of the great spiritual traditions share common goals and values. His teachings of love, practical wisdom, and service promote harmony among people, and encourage individuals to follow their chosen spiritual path while respecting the paths of others.

 

Why should I donate to Art of Living Health and Education Trust?

As a small non-profit with limited staff, AOLHET incurs very few administrative and overhead costs. We guarantee an efficient and proper use of your donations, and that they will go toward the projects we support. Your donations will not only help the immediate needs of our partners, but they will also help grow future leaders of tomorrow.

How can I donate?

There are multiple ways to donate. You can view all of your options by going to the Way to Give page on our website.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes, if you are a U.S. taxpayer your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Art of Living Health and Education Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donors will receive a tax donation receipt via U.S. mail.

Can I set up a monthly donation?

Yes, you can set up monthly donations online  on our Reccuring Monthly Gift page. You may also send us a pledge and fulfill your monthly donations by check.

What if I want to remain anonymous?

Please request anonymity at the time of your donation and we will be happy to honor your wish.

What about in-kind support?

In-kind donations (i.e. computers, textbooks, or construction supplies) are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at 555-555-5555 for more information.