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61 List of Foreign Donor Agencies in India
List of Gujarati Samaj orgs / Marathi Mandals in USA
Some worthwhile projects and charitable causes on which Card Aid has spent its profits are listed at
And their concept is interesting: 
Card Aid enables companies and charities alike to custom print their charity Christmas cards with a specific message and the details of the benefiting charity. Card Aid supplies millions of charity Christmas cards to over one hundred charities a year. 
The Susie Reizod Foundation donates new shoes to children in need who are served by the following organizations:
  • Bombay Institution for Deaf and Mutes in Bombay, India
  • etc.
Asian Foundation for Help 
  • Over 500 Eye Camps held in various villages where minor operations helped thousands of people improve their sights.
  • Five Eye Care Centers formed in India at Mithapur, Zagadia (Gujarat), Mandoli in Rajastan and in West Bengal.
  • Over 75 containers of Clothing sent to India and Africa.
  • Grants given to Blind students for study.
  • 3 medical centers are run in Mumbai at Goregaon, Tawacan and Mira road.
  • 25 mobile vans and ambulances have been donated for use by various organizations to assist patients.
  • A Free medical center is run in association with Shri Ramanand Shastri Charitable Trust.
  • A village, Devkundipada, Mah, has been adopted for development.
  • Funding provided regularly for Vradhashram, Bal Ashram, Eye Hospital, and Medical Center at Lonavala.
  • One TB Van (Ambulance) given to Arya Medical Relief Mission. is a good list of Swiss companies in India - complete with address, phone numbers, email id's, websites, etc. 
'American Service to India' sent funds to support programs that empower the poor. Support is provided for medical care and education, including scholarships that enable girls and boys to attend premier institutions of higher learning. Details are in . Each year at least two Board members travel to India at their own expense.
Any organization funded by ASTI must be registered as a nonprofit organization under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act, and register for a permit to receive foreign currency with the Foreign Currency Registration Act (FCRA). Finally, submit an Annual Report on activities.
Association for India’s Development AID is a big organization with 36 USA chapters and working in 18 different states of India with over 100 projects supported in the past. The Mumbai Chapter of AID is at
Asha for Education , in pursuit of its goal of socio-economic development of India, it focuses on basic education in the belief that education is a critical requisite for socio-economic change. Started in 1991 at the University of California at Berkeley, Asha has grown into a 35 chapter organization committed towards ‘Universal Primary Education in India by 2050’.
Serve India Forum is a forum or a network for building relationships, awareness and partnerships amongst all non-profit organizations (NPOs) registered in the US that are supporting development projects in India. List of organizations working with Indian NGOs is at
Rejuvenate India Movement is a network of organizations and individuals working together for India's development. RIM works by sponsoring volunteers who work full-time in a village on the felt needs of the villagers.
US Grants for Indian NGOs: SPAN is a bi-monthly magazine of the American Center in India. The July- Aug issue is a must-read for NGOs. See it at and request for a copy.
Direct Relief International, California, has a long history of medical assistance to India, providing aid shipments there since 1959. Immediately following the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Direct Relief International provided over 50 tons of medical goods and shelter supplies including nutritional products, pain-relief medications, antibiotics, first aid and surgical supplies, wheelchairs, orthopedic devices, blankets, and tents in coordination with the Diwaliben Charitable Trust, Mumbai. Direct Relief International has been working with the Trust since 1996 to identify medical needs and distribute supplies to healthcare institutions and programs throughout India.

For 54 years, Direct Relief has provided medical, material assistance in the form of pharmaceuticals, supplies, and new and refurbished medical equipment to over 3,000 charitable health facilities worldwide. In 2002, the organization provided more than $67 million (wholesale value) in medical aid to 60 countries, enough provisions to keep hundreds of local health professionals and clinics productively engaged and treat millions of patients. Direct Relief is recognized by Forbes Magazine as among the most efficient charities in the country and by the Chronicle of Philanthropy as a top U.S. Charity and the largest private international relief organization in California. The organization’s website is at
The Shamdasani Foundation
PO Box 97764
TST, Kowloon Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2735-6544 Fax: (852) 2730-7090

Established in 1967,the object of the Shamdasani Foundation is to serve the under-privileged and destitute in India. We support schools for the handicapped, health centres and hospitals for the poor and needy, and support homes for the aged, blind and disabled. 

UK-based businessman Raj Loomba, the founder chairman of the Pushpawati Loomba Trust, a UK-based charity aims to provide education to a hundred children of poor widows in each State in India.
Vibha has supported more than 150 projects in India to enable child development. see and email your project proposals to
EMMS, UK, trains medical students for work overseas. It is involved in primary healthcare programmes in India e.g. and can support your hospital, clinic, or healthcare activity.
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. These projects would result in one or more of the following: books, curriculum development, articles, conferences, CD-ROMs, digital slide shows, Internet presentations, and audio/video materials. Topics covered may include: philosophy, history, religion, science, art and sociology, as they pertain to the educational curricula on Indic traditions.
AID - Association for India's Development is voluntary, not-for-profit organization organization
that supports a wide variety of
social service and development projects addressing problems such as
literacy, health care, rural credit, vocational training, women's empowerment and children's see

UNDP - The United Nations Development Programme is actively involved in supporting the national development priorities of India for the last five decades. Historically, UNDP has supported India in strengthening its national institutions and in the dissemination of advanced know-how in diverse areas. The directions for the Country Programme (2003-2007) have emerged from rigorous assessment of the outcomes of on-going programmes and in-depth consultations with diverse state-holders, in close collaboration with the Government. The Country Programme (2003-2007) covers 5 thematic areas:

-Human Development: From Analysis to Action
-Rural and Urban Livelihoods for Human Development
-Community Centred Natural Resource Management
-Decentralization and Participatory Planning
-Disaster Mitigation and Vulnerability Reduction

GEXSI brokers "development deals" and partnerships world-wide among organizations and investors. See and email
The Levi Strauss Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that
educate policy makers on the need to include human rights protections in trade agreements;
increase local monitoring and enforcement of labor and health and safety laws;
educate workers about their rights and increase their knowledge of financial literacy and health issues; and/or
create positive partnerships between non-profit organizations and contractors.
Details are at
NABUUR Foundation dream of giving tens of thousands of local communities (‘Villages’) in developing countries access to the resources they need to solve their problems. Resources that are available elsewhere in the world: information, existing solutions, expertise, ideas, manpower, money. See
helps women and girls improve their economic perspectives and social conditions
IASL - International Association of School Librarianship, USA, funds school libraries in developing countries to purchase books. Each grant is for US$1,000.
IDRF supports NGOs on a project-by-project basis in areas concerning children, women, healthcare, education and tribal welfare. email . see or
Johnson & Johnson's charitable efforts include a number of campaigns to promote the health and safety of children. See
The American India Foundation is dedicated to provide a secure channel for philanthropic funding in the US and its effective utilization in India in partnership with best-of-breed NGO’s, foundations and non-profit organizations. Contact
The Nippon Foundation, Japan, works actively to eliminate Leprosy in India.
see the Nippon Foundation Library at and search for 'India leprosy' .
International Donor Organizations

Asian Development Bank
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid)
Australian High Commission (AHC)
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Commission of European Community (CEC)
Department for International Development (DFID)
Embassy of Japan
Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES)
Hanns Seidel Foundation (HSF)
Heinrich Boll Foundation (HBF)
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Netherlands Organisation for International Development Cooperation (NOVIB)
Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (OXFAM)
Plan International
Save the Children, UK
Social Action Programme (SAP)
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Swiss NGO Programme Office (SNPO)/Inter Cooperation Switzerland
The Asia Foundation
The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ)
The Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund of Japan (OECF)
The Royal Netherlands Embassy
The World Bank (WB)
Trust Voluntary Organisation (TVO)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
World Food Programme (WFP)

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