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GiveIndia Newsletter, February 2011

In this issue:
 A campaign with a double impact»

 The India Tax Saving Challenge is back!»

MTV asks Which tree are you

First Givers Club Workshop»

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

Sponsor a cataract operation for a poor patient - Rs.3,000»

Help a poor Dalit girl to set up a small home business selling mobile prepaid cards - Rs.2,000»

A campaign with a double impact

MDF India LogoWe are happy to bring to you a campaign that can help you make a double impact. An anonymous donor passionate about the cause of Muscular Dystrophy has decided to motivate others to donate towards the cause too.

Beginning February 21, till March 23, 2010, he will match every donation made to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India on the GiveIndia site. Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India is an NGO working to provide as normal a life to people suffering from Muscular Dystrophy (MD) - a genetic disorder that weakens muscles to such an extent that a patients loses the ability to even walk and stand, making them extremely dependent on others.

Many patients at Muscular Dystrophy Foundation India come from poor families and lack the proper resources required for treatment.

Donate today and let your donation make a double impact!

The India Tax Saving Challenge is back!

The India Tax Saving Challenge 2011As the 31st of March approaches us and all you tax payers out there begin to look for ways to save on your taxes, GiveIndia is happy to let you know that we are back with the India Tax Saving Challenge - another way to make your donation go that extra mile.

Donate to any of these participating NGOs between February 23rd and March 23rd (through net banking, credit card or chque) and help them win a matching grant from GiveIndia.

With over Rs. 35 lacs being given out as matching fund this time round - it's a great time to support your favorite NGO.

MTV asks 'Which tree are you'?
MTV EcolutionWe had announced earlier that GiveIndia had been selected as the charity partner for Ecolution - an MTV campaign that aims to develop an eco-consciousness in people. The idea is simple - for every tree planted online, MTV plants one on the ground.

Till now more than 39,000 trees have been planted. With just a week left for the campaign to end, do spare a moment to plant a tree if you haven't already.

Got a Facebook account? Spare a minute to donate a tree
First Givers Club Workshop

First Givers ClubGiveIndia hosted the third workshop for members of its First Givers Club on February 11, 2011 in Mumbai. The theme of the workshop was: Trust/Foundation: Why, When & How?

The First Givers Club is an advanced step to support philanthropic endeavors of its members.This workshop engaged the members in a discussion about how they can set up trusts/foundations to accomplish their individual philanthropic goals.

It gave them a consultative and comprehensive platform to realise their objectives, involvement level and the kind of impact they want to see in the area of their choice.

If you would like to part of the First Givers Club, please contact

Giving in Numbers:
A total of Rs.88.82 lacs was disbursed to 239 NGOs last month.

The top 5 NGOs who received funds in the past month are:

1. Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR) - Rs. 2,87,247

2. Sevalaya - Rs. 2,50,961

3. Magic Bus - Rs. 2,50,580

4. Muktangan - Rs. 2,49,110

5. Child Aid Foundation - Rs. 2,39,006

The 5 NGOs that received the least funds last month are:

1. Community Aid & Sponsorship Programme (CASP) - Rs. 857

2. Samveda Training & Research Centre - Rs. 769

3. Janvikas - Rs. 697

4. Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha - Rs. 348

5. Foundation for Excellence India Trust (FFE India Trust) - Rs. 250

New NGOs on the block:

The following NGOs have come onboard GiveIndia recently:

Keystone Foundation: works with indigenous communities to enhance the quality of life and environment by using eco-development approaches.

Mathru Educational Trust for the Blind: provides fundamental support and economic stability by the means of education and skill developmennt to the visually challenged.

Samuday: works in rural areas of Bihar for the social upliftment and economic stability of underprivileged women.

Sankalp Rehabilitation Trust: provides care and support to street based drug users and seeks to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS among them.

Social and Development Research and Action Group (SADRAG): works for the social upliftment and empowerment of children and women.

Recent GiveIndia coverage in the media:

Our Payroll Giving program featured in The Mint»

Our Gift a Donation program featured in iDiva and HT City on the eve of Valentine's Day

Economic Times Series - India Inc honchos, staff in alms race»

Economic Times Series - Move over CSR, it's time now for individual philanthropy to bloom»

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Change a Life:

DisabledProvide a day's meals to 60 inmates at an old age home - Rs. 3,000»

ChildrenSponsor food, toiletries and medicines for an person for a month - Rs.1,000»