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184 Funding Agencies in India

UNDP GEF/CCF Small Grants Programme-India 
Small Grants Programme (SGP), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), seeks to support activities, which demonstrate community-based approaches and lessons learned from other development projects that could reduce threats to the local and global environment. 
The GEF/SGP was launched in 1991 by UNDP to assist developing countries in fulfilling their commitment towards the protection of the global environment. The Programme is sourced with a belief that global environmental problems can only be addressed adequately, if local people are involved in decision making at all levels. Even with small amounts of funding, communities can undertake activities, which will make a significant difference in their livelihoods and environment. UNDP GEF/SGP is currently offered in 63 countries worldwide. The programme started in India since 1996. Click here to learn more about this programme. 
 • Ms. Cilara Jacob would like to sponsor a child's education for a year. Interested NGOs may please contact her at 56938690
 • I am writing this mail on behalf of Rotary club of Bombay central Island. We might be interested in donation of toys and other community welfare programmes.
Pl get in touch with us on mail or phone 022-22063006/232004033
Vikash Aggarwal
 • The Infinity Foundation is calling for project proposals to do research and/or develop educational materials, whose objective would be to improve the authenticity of portrayal of Indian traditions in the educational system.

It particularly wishes to receive proposals on the following topics:
The re-examination of the current social conditions of India, including women's issues, caste, poverty, pollution, etc. 
see the long list in 
See examples of orgs / projects funded at  

email  for more details.
Oxford Bookstore, Churchgate, is interested in small events that can be held in their premises. See examples at
Colgate, in association with the IDA, will impart oral care education in 1100 villages and conduct free dental check-ups in schools, orphanages and slums, covering more than 5 lakh children across 20 towns.  
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited,
Colgate Research Centre,
Main Street, Hiranandani Gardens,
Powai, Mumbai-400 076
Tel: 25705050 / 60
Fax: 25705120
Our Charitable Trust, The Chemical & Alkali Merchants Association Relief Fund takes care of social obligations by giving medical & educational assistance to the needy and weaker section of the society. The Trust also distributes free note books to the staff members, hamals and the general public. Annual eye camps have served hundreds of needy people.

CAMA has increasingly tried to bring our members closer by promoting Sports Activities regularly. Every year, we organize cricket tournaments between Inter Associations and Inter market Associations. Many elders even beyond the age of 70 regularly take part.

The Chemical & Alkali Merchants' Association,
Himalaya House, 5 th Floor,
Palton Road,
Mumbai - 400 001
Phone: 56313646
Telefax :22616352 - also has an entire member's directory
We would appreciate opportunities for donating to nonprofits via the following:
- displaying our banner at your next function
- advertising in any publication that you take out e.g. for a function, a newsletter, annual report
- sponsoring your brochure / catalog
Whenever there is a possibility, please email us and / or contact our Burzin Mistry on 22013535.

Concern India Foundation (CIF), is a public charitable trust set up in 1991. The organization believes in “Helping People Help Themselves”.  CIF provides support, both financial and non-financial, to development-oriented organizations working with the most vulnerable sections of society.


CIF reaches out in various ways to over 100 NGOs all over India through its offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata


We are in the process of identifying innovative environment related projects that are in need of support in and around Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Please note that only registered organizations and those exempted under section 80G of the Income Tax Act should send their proposals. You can write to us at  Incase your project seems to fit our criteria and justifies the need we will get back to you at the earliest. has all contact details including email ids of all Members of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha. Each MP has his own webpage which you can get by clicking his name!

The Members of Parliament Local Area Development Division is entrusted with the responsibility of implementation of Members of Parliament Local Area Develpment Scheme (MPLADS). Under the scheme, each MP has the choice to suggest to the District Collector for, works to the tune of Rs. 2 Crores per annum to be taken up in his/her constituency. The Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament can recommand works in one or more districts in the State from where he/she has been elected. The Nominated Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha may select any one or more Districts from any one State in the Country for implementation of their choice of work under the scheme. The Department has issued the guidelines on Scheme Concept, implementation, and monitoring. The Department has initiated all necessary steps to ensure that the scheme is successfully implemented in the field. The progress of the works being implemented under the scheme is monitored on a regular basis. which can be seen in 

Have you ever contacted an MP for your project? What happened?

The Sterlite Foundation offers basic computer courses that prepare the students for computer-related jobs. If you have space that you wish to utilize for a good cause, you can start a Sterlite Foundation center. SF will set up and run the center at its cost.

Other social service activities include:
Basic medical services in under-developed areas
Donations to deserving patients with heart diseases, at select hospitals
School for spastic children at Vithalwadi
The Child Welfare Project for the physical, psychological and social growth of needy deprived children at pre-primary level.
Various Rotary Clubs have agreed to fulfill reasonable detailed requests of materials, services, and space requirements of NGOs, nonprofits, and charities.
- R comprises people who have leadership skills and a desire to help but are extremely busy
- So finding new projects is difficult, R needs projects on a platter
- R needs projects which are of short duration, small size, and require less money (so that implementation is easy)
- Projects should indicate funds needed, time frames, people needed, and who will benefit how.
- R would like to do something different every year (if possible)
- R could be invited as advisors or trustees in NGOs

There are:
- 100+ rotary clubs
- 44 inner wheel clubs (women)
- 80 rotaract clubs (collegians and recent graduates)
- 60 interact clubs (school children)
The MINISTRY OF YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS releases grants to Secondary /Senior Secondary Schools located in rural areas on fulfilment of conditions regarding availability of play field of a requisite size, having a regularly appointed physical education teacher etc. up to a maximum of Rs 1.50 lakhs for development of Play field and purchase of consumable /non consumable sports equipment. Many other schemes in
The Educational Resources Centre Trust is a non-profit charitable trust. The mission is to foster a better understanding of Indian life and society. ERC has undertaken projects for the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, the Friedbert Ebert Stiftung, and a countrywide Diversity Initiative funded by the Ford Foundation which coordinates projects in over fifty colleges and five universities in India. The Trust works largely with undergraduate students and faculty and conducts teacher training and student workshops in colleges around India. To get involved, see
Debbie Dray’s current focus is building an orphanage in Mumbai and spreading the word about getting more kids sponsored. Those interested in sponsoring an orphan can visit, or contact Deb at And for those willing to take the next step by travelling to India, there will be a trip in October 2004. For more details, see
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Projects - Consulate General of Japan - Rs. 15 cr
GiveWorld enables people and organizations in USA to donate to projects in India. See and email
Offer for arranging picnic at Karjat I shall be happy to have a group of about 100/150 people to my farm at Karjat (Dev Dutt Farm / Green Grower Nursery on the road to Pune - 1 1/2 hrs. drive) for a one day picnic and learning experience in gardening. Any weekday or even Sunday in November '04 will do. Breakfast, tea and a vegetarian lunch from vegetables grown on the farm will be free for the first group. You may contact Ms. Carmen Pereira on 26461410. Rotarian Sippy Rao (N. S. Rao) has a complete list of IAS Officers in Mah (current and retired) - with addresses, phone / fax numbers and email id's. IAS officers and their spouses can and are interested in supporting good causes.
Inner Courtyard, in association with the Y B Chavan Pratishthan, provides a platform for upcoming talent, who are in the making of great artistes of the future. It also aims at making the arts more accessible to those who are keen to be initiated into our classical and traditional forms through interesting and unique programmes.
Somani Academy of Art, Music & Culture, Shreeniwas House, Gr Fl, H. Somani Marg, Behind Bombay Gymkhana, Fort, Mumbai-1 Tel: 56346546, 56346547
To Love Children Educational Foundation is dedicated to creating sustainable educational development for girl children. It has opened two libraries in India. All the newsletters in are full of ideas.
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation intervenes in elementary education, empowerment of the underprivileged, health cover facilities, helping people with disabilities for self employment, and technology applied in the service of people. Examples are at . Also see Guidelines for Project Collaboration in or email
Scholarship, prizes and special awards are distributed in October to hearing-impaired students who pass SSC (normal schools), HSC, Graduate & Post Graduate level examinations in any discipline. Application forms are available & accepted between 1st July to 31st August. Contact: Nilam Patel Bahushrut Foundation , Prabhadevi, Tel : 24220477 email: see:
Education for All — Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is a programme launched in 2002 for imparting elementary education for the 4.5 lakh underprivileged children in the 6-14 age bracket to be admitted to schools. It also aims at all children completing five years of schooling by 2007 and eight years of elementary education by 2010. The funds are to be used for getting the children admitted to schools, distributing study material like books and education kits, and conducting literacy camps. Rs 54 crore (Rs 27 crore annually) has so far been set aside for the scheme by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

We couldn’t use the funds...,” explained P R S Rehman, education officer in charge of the education committee, BMC.
Vatsalaya, which runs three orphanages in Mumbai, gets money from IDRF, the Sir Dorab Tata Trust, the Phiroza Godrej Foundation Trust, Saraswat Co-operative Bank, the Asian Paints Charitable Trust, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (Pune), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Harinagar Sugar Industries, the Siddhivinayak Temple Trust and Bombay Glass Works.
Details and activities about other corporate sponsors are in the discussion board.
Details of various Maharashtra Government Schemes is available at .
There is also a discussion forum.

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