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Our Mission

Our mission To promote efficient and effective giving that provides greater opportunities to the poor in India.

Our vision - A strong "giving" culture where Indians donate 2% of their income every year to give the poor a chance. A vibrant "philanthropy marketplace" to ensure that the most efficient and effective nonprofits get access to the most resources.
The need for a "giving culture" Underlying everything Givendia does is the belief that equity or "equal opportunity" is the cornerstone to civilization. Every human being must have roughly the same opportunity to succeed in life, irrespective of where or how s/he is born. Unfortunately, this tends to not be true. The last two decades have witnessed a widening of the gap between the rich and poor in India. While the poor in India don't get a fair chance to succeed in life (lack of access to decent education, healthcare and livelihood opportunities), the well-off continue to enjoy benefits from a globalising economy- greater incomes, reducing taxes, 100% inheritance, etc. The net result is a ticking time-bomb of growing social unrest. GiveIndia believes that a caring and sensitive well-to-do section can change this without waiting for the situation to explode. To quote Prof William Sundstrom, "?although the pursuit of distributive justice is often thought to require a political or collective response, we should not allow this to let us off the hook when it comes to personal morality. Each of us could probably afford to give much more to private, charitable efforts to alleviate poverty and suffering. Indeed, given the failure of our political leaders to provide anywhere near an adequate response, private action has become indispensable."

Two aspects of a "giving culture" contribute to making a difference-

[a] Greater sensitivity and caring "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Giving promotes heightened sensitivity among the givers. It forces us to be aware of the existence of the poor, acknowledge our own good fortune and creates a sense of duty towards those less fortunate.
[b] Availability of resources

If Indians gave back to society in the same proportion as Americans do, we could be donating Rs 60,000 crores a year to help those in need! As against this, all reasonable estimates of giving in India vary between Rs 1,000-5,000 crores p.a.
Rs 60,000 crores a year exceeds the government's own allocation of resources to education and healthcare. scroll top
The role of a "philanthropy marketplace" Several studies indicate that people give more if they are convinced that their contributions are making a difference. To create a sustainable giving culture, one would therefore need to ensure that the donations are channeled efficiently to the most effective organizations. GiveIndia hopes to catalyze the creation of a "philanthropy marketplace" in India that will ensure that in the long term, resources do reach the most effective organizations in an efficient manner. Our Operating Model explains how we see this happen.

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