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GiveIndia Newsletter, April 2011

In this issue:
Woodland MTV Ecolution: Thank you for planting over 42,000 trees»

Raising funds for the Bangalore marathon? Do it through iGive»

An update on the First Givers Club»

 India Tax Saving Challenge 2011»

Change a life:
Sponsor a poor child's education for 1 year - Rs. 4,000»

One month nutritional support to the family of a person infected with HIV/AIDS - Rs. 3,000»

Sponsor the vocational training of a physically challenged youth for 1 month - Rs. 2,000»

Woodland MTV Ecolution: Thank you for planting over 42,000 trees

MTV EcolutionIn our previous newsletters, we informed you that we had been selected as the official charity partners for MTV and Woodland's Ecolution - a digital CSR initiative to develop an eco-conscience in people. The concept was pretty simple - for every tree planted online,Woodland & MTV would plant one on the ground.

We're happy to share with you that the response has been pretty overwhelming. Over 42,000 trees have been planted online. Beginning July 2011, Woodland & MTV in association with GiveIndia listed NGOs NARAD, SAHARA and Seva Mandir will plant the trees on the ground.
Raising funds for the Bangalore marathon? Do it through iGive

World 10K Bangalore Participating in the TCS World 10K Bangalore run? We say run for a cause. And we're got just the tool to help you do it.

iGive - as it is officially known - lets you set up an online fundraising page and garner support for your chosen cause easily. Simply fill out a few details of your cause and NGO and you'll be given a link which you can share with your supporters. Your supporters then need to visit your page and make their donations online. And they get tax benefits too ( if they are Indian taxpayers).

Hundreds of runners have used iGive in the past. With the TCS World 10K Bangalore run round the corner, you've got just the reason to give iGive a shot.

Fundraising Page

An update on the First Givers Club

First Givers Club

Our First Givers Club aims to provide a unique platform by building a community of people looking to make a significant contribution to development in India. The first year witnessed 58% members of the club engaged in philanthropy – both time and money.

First Givers Club workshops and activities around the year have engaged, informed and helped the members become more passionate about cultivating an approach to drive philanthropy in India. The club has channelized over Rs. 1.85 Cr in 2010-2011, supporting projects across 5 states of India, impacting more than 3,000 lives of the underprivileged.

If you would like to be a part of our First Givers Club, please write to us at

India Tax Saving Challenge 2011
India Tax Saving Challenge

Our online fundraising event - the India Tax Saving Challenge 2011 - came to an end on March 23, 2011. We're happy to share with you that over over Rs. 53 lacs was raised from 1,000+ donors.

A big thank you to all of you who donated. Here's a glimpse into the winners. The top 3 NGOs to raise the most amount of funds were -
NGO 1 - Parivaar Education Society
NGO 2 - Catalysts For Social Action
NGO 3 - Psycho Educational Society

The winning NGOs in the number of donors category were Operation ASHA, JK MAASS Foundation and Teach For India respectively. Overall, matching grants of Rs. 35 lacs were won by participating organisations.

Donor Hall of Fame:

View winners for the Donor Hall of Fame for 2010-2011»

Giving in Numbers:

A total of Rs. 15.2 crores was disbursed to 357 NGOs last year (i.e. April 1, 2010 - March 31st, 2011):

The top 5 NGOs to receive the most funds in the year were:

1. National Association for the Blind,
India - Rs. 59,74,883

2. Kherwadi Social Welfare Association - Rs. 46,48,933

3. Deepalaya- 46,40,534

4. SOS Children's Villages of India - Rs. 43,43,332

5. Sevalaya - Rs. 34,67,255

The 5 NGOs that received the least funds last year were:

1.Binoba Arogya Evam Lok Sikshan Kendra - Rs. 5,000

2.Public Welfare and Development Society - Rs. 4,057

3.Mitra Technology Foundation - Rs.911

4.Plan International Charity Chapter -

5. MELJOL - Rs. 250

New NGOs on the block:
GiveIndia welcomes the following NGOs on board. Be one of the first to support their activities by clicking on their names and learning about their donation options:

Indian Dreams Foundation (IDF): IDF works in slum areas of Agra, especially for underprivileged children and women. They aim to create a healthy and educated society by providing equal opportunities for the destitute.

Sarvodaya Youth Organisation (SYO): They work for the development of the environment and natural resources along with social and economical upliftment of rural, tribal and urban poor. A movement started by volunteers of NCC and NSS is what lead to the starting of SYO.

Shri Ganesh Shikshan Prasarak Mandal: Their mission is to extend help and guidance to the poor and handicapped by providing them access to education and vocational training. The organization works for the overall development of destitute children, women and elderly.

Change a Life:

womenSponsor a poor woman's vocational training programme - Rs. 2,450»

ElderlySponsor 1 month free medicines for a poor village - Rs. 2,000»

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