Adopt · Preserve · Sustain

Culkey Foundation – Established in 2019, we are a registered not-for-profit organization compliant with 80G regulations. We collaborate with local governments, communities, and stakeholders to bridge the gap between local heritage preservation and global consciousness. Furthermore, we engage in technology and research initiatives, positioning ourselves as a culture-tech foundation.






Karnataka State-protected monuments
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Culkey Foundation has been appointed as the Project Management Unit for Namma Smaraka, a Government of Karnataka initiative under the ‘Adopt a Monument’ scheme

Protecting monuments can’t be left to Govt alone. We need to figure out a way of tapping corporate interest

– Bibek Debroy, Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India

“Namma Smaraka” is a Government of Karnataka initiative aimed at preserving and conserving our cultural monuments. The government actively seeks the support of foundations, trusts, NGOs, high net worth individuals (HNWIs), and corporates to contribute to this vital initiative.


Monuments to be adopted

Culkey serves as the project management unit for the ‘Namma Smaraka’ flagship initiative within the ‘Adopt a Monument’ scheme by the Government of Karnataka, aimed at facilitating the adoption of all state-protected monuments. Currently, 835 monuments are listed, with more slated to be added by the Department of Archaeology, Museums, and Heritage, Government of Karnataka.

The Governments objective is to achieve the preservation activity of all monuments before focusing on conservation activities. See the Namma Smaraka adoption process.

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Adopters register in Namma Smaraka Portal

Expression of Interest Issued

District Level Monument committee formation

Approval plan for implementation by the committee

Dedicated bank account opening and 80G exemption

Maintain for minimum 5 years

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