GiveIndia NGO Newsletter October 2009

In This Issue


BSA Hercules Cyclothon 2009


India Giving Challenge Updates


Disbursement data, Oct 2009 for top 10 NGOs

Flood relief by NGOs in AP


Payroll Giving Updates


BSA photo

The first BSA Hercules Bengaluru Cyclothon, for which GiveIndia was the Charity partner, took place on Sunday, 11th of October. We had 10 Corporate Challenge teams and raised approximately   Rs.11 lac. Each team had 20 riders who took part and raised money for a good cause. The teams would have felt quite privileged when they walked into the hangar to see only their area with cycles, attached helmets, drinking water, stage and PA system, all neatly arranged for them. The ride went off smoothly with young and old enjoying cycling down the course. After the event there were music and bicycle stunts that kept the crowd entertained.

News for use


Sankara Eye Hospital, Pammal salutes the donors who contributed Rs.2.15 lac in the 'Joy of Giving Week' and made it possible for 215 rural poor people to gain good vision. The NGO has thanked  GiveIndia for this wonderful opportunity. View event photo.


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The India Giving Challenge finally came to an end! We would like to thank everyone who was involved in making this event India's largest online fundraising event! Over Rs. 90 lacs was raised from more than 5,000 donors! The winners are Parivaar Education Society, who has won Rs. 8 lac in funding for them, in the NGO category and WNS, who has won Rs. 10 lac in funding for their chosen NGOs, in the Corporate category. For all those who were part of this event, we would love to hear your experience; a write up, videos, photographs, mailers, posters - anything at all that you would like to share with us. We would also appreciate feedback. In fact, to make it easier for everyone to respond, we've created a survey. We would be glad if you could fill out the survey to help us make the event bigger next year.

Alliance, in partnership with CAF India and American Express Foundation are pleased to announce that they will be providing free  electronic subscriptions to Alliance magazine for people working in the sector throughout India. Sign up for a free subscription.


A benevolent gesture from a donor Aishwarya, a software engineer in the US, who had won a talent competition at her company. I wanted to donate the price money to help the needy and deserving in India. I strongly believe that if we could educate every child in India, it will go a long way in not only lightening his/her life, but all the generations that are to follow. I came across Give Foundation's various NGOs programs to educate a child, listed under them. I was satisfied with the manner in which the money is to be utilized.”


Innovation For India awards

The last date for submitting entries extended to end of October, looking at the overwhelming response from innovators across India. Read more.

Payroll Giving Updates


In the last 6 months, Payroll Giving programme has been implemented at the Aditya Birla Group, Deloitte, Eclipsys, HSBC Invest direct, Lintas, Onmobile, Religare and Vodafone. The response from the employees has been very positive, thanks partly to some inspiring launch mails sent out by the CEOs. At each of these companies, we had 40-50% of employees met signing up for the programme for a good monthly contribution of Rs 200. The employees' response also would not have been so positive if it weren’t for the support from the co-ordinators like Prema, Jyotsna, Shivani and Priya of Vodafone, Sandeep from Deloitte, and Sunil from Lintas. The sign up drive at Geometric and Capgemini has just commenced and expecting good response from there as well with the support of Rajesh and Namita of Capgemini and Deepak and Harsha from Geometric. We now have over 30,000 employees contributing every month, an average of Rs 170 per month. We are shortly expecting Tech Mahindra, Cognizant, BBC, Blue Dart, DHL, Escorts, Fortis, Fidelity, Tata Capital, CMC, UB Group and many more to launch as well.



Over 300 registered "giving events" across the country

More than 40 cities in India witness these events

1,000+ schools and 100+ colleges registered to participate

Millions of individuals engaged in "acts of giving"

200+ GiveIndia listed and 140+ other NGOs involved

Several crores of rupees raised and channeled to worthy causes

Click to view photo sent by an NGO in Chennai

Flood relief work done by our NGOs in AP and Karnataka

The late monsoon in the first week of October has created havoc in parts of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Thousands have lost their homes, their cattle and their livelihoods. Even after the flood waters recede, these people will need help in rebuilding their lives. Many of GiveIndia’s Tier I listed NGOs (ARDAR, ASSIST, CRASA, HELP, Kidpower, LEADS, SERUDS, Sveccha Foundation and Spurthi Mahila Mandal) are working for the relief and rehabilitation of the affected people, many of whom have lost everything overnight.NGOs working on flood relief are welcome to send feedback about their work for the newsletter.

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Read the flood relief work report sent by SERUDS – a Kurnool based NGO.

Newly listed NGOs


Indian Community Foundation

Lokseva Shikshan Vikas Trust

Priyadarshini Seva Mandali



Disbursement Data


Top 10 NGOs who received funds in October

NGO Name                                                                                Amount(INR)

Association for Rural Development and Action Research (ARDAR)


Catalysts For Social Action


Child Aid Foundation




Sankara Nethralaya


Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital


Child Survival India


New Life


Hindu Mission Hospital


DESIRE Society


Tip of the month!


Renewal process for the listed NGOs has begun. We will be completing the processing of soft copies by 10/11/2009 and the hard copies by 15/12/2009.