About the Organisation
United Way Mumbai was established in 2002. A
young organisation, United Way Mumbai acts as a platform
which focuses on bringing together corporate India and the
NGO sector. Corporates are encouraged to formally share their
joint corporate social responsibility programmes and
encouraged to build partnerships and synergies in working
with the NGO sector. The aim is to creating a brighter,
cleaner, healthier community that provides an overall
acceptable standard of living for all its citizens.
United Way looks toward corporate India for
partnerships not only in fund-raising but also in guidance,
long-term strategizing, assuming responsibility for specific
sectors, bringing in participation from other corporates as
well as volunteering their staff on a semi-full time basis.
The United Way Board – a corporate Board
The United Way Board is a corporate Board- all members on
the Board are representative of the corporate sector
- New members are
solicited based on specific skills and expertise as required
by the Board at a given point in time and more importantly
having the time that they can commit to the organisation.
- No new member is invited to the Board without the same
being discussed in at least two Board meetings
- Decisions are always made by consensus.
- The Board is very proactive and participates in an
extremely involved manner in supporting the CEO discharge
her responsibilities to enhance the capacity of the
- There are six committees that form a part of the Board
that comprise members from the Board and these include an
advisory , grant making , payroll giving , finance public
relations and a United Way India committee
- The roles and responsibilities of each of these
committees is well articulated and defined and members are
aware of the same.
- Board members are also aware of their individual
responsibilities and there is mutual agreement on what is
expected of each person in terms of time, task and
- Committees meet once in three months.
- The governing Board meets every month.
- Communication is open, transparent and optimal.
- The Board reviews itself informally periodically and is
always aware of the areas that need more inputs, greater
strengthening. This has ensured that the Board is always
functioning at an optimal level within the context of the
best interests of the organisation
United Way may be contacted at
Grant Annexe Bhaskar Rao Kargutkar Marg
Behind Strand Cinema Colaba, Mumbai 400 005. Tel: 00 91 22