11 nonprofit bodies join to form India Philanthropy Alliance
On the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, 11 non-profit organisations on Tuesday announced the formation of a new India Philanthropy Alliance aimed at enhancing collaboration among organisations working to advance India’s development.
The organisations comprising the new Alliance include Akanksha Fund, American India Foundation, Arogya World, CRY America, Dasra, Ekal USA, Foundation for Excellence (FFE), Indiaspora, Magic Bus USA, Pratham USA, and VisionSpring.
These organisations collectively raise USD 125 million annually in philanthropic donations, including more than USD 50 million in the United States, a media release said.
Their most generous donors are Indian-American entrepreneurs and professionals as well as companies doing business in both the United States and India.
Together, these 11 organisations have cumulatively impacted more than 67 million people with their evidence-based programmes spanning education, health care, livelihood support, and other essential services.
The pre-launch activities of the Alliance began two years ago and were generously supported by Indiaspora, the media release said.
The formation of the alliance was announced during the Indiaspora Philanthropy Summit held on the first day of ChaloGive, a week celebrating Indian diaspora philanthropy.