Find below a list of funds for supporting projects in South Asia.
Action For India
Action For India’s (AFI) mission is to help social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP). We believe in the pivotal role that technology plays in scaling market-based solutions, and we work to connect social innovators in India with impact investors, mentors, and technology experts worldwide. Learn more and donate.
Action for Women’s Education (AWE)
AWE focuses on education for women, which is particularly important in many developing countries where education for women is often overlooked. Learn more and donate.
Agastya Bandhu Program
The Bandhu program is an opportunity for young adults in US to engage in hands-on mentoring that will benefit children from disadvantaged socio economic backgrounds. Learn more and donate.
Agastya International Foundation
Agastya International Foundation addresses the problem of educational apathy in many poorly-funded schools by providing disadvantaged and at-risk K-12 grade students, especially girls, an opportunity to engage in learning through mobile science labs. Learn more and donate.
This fund will support the education and rehabilitation of Hearing Impaired Children of Ashray Akruti. The School for the Hearing Impaired was founded by Ashray Akruti in 1996 in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Learn more and donate.
Established in New Delhi in October 1998, CAF-India's mission has been to increase the flow of resources from corporations and high net worth individuals to the non-profit sector. Projects undertaken by CAF India are underlined by its mission to raise resources for the non-profit sector and for development action in India. Learn more and donate.
This fund is to support the Chapman-Weinstein Fund. Learn more and donate.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
This fund will support the restoration of artwork at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum, located in Mumbai, India. Learn more and donate.
Children’s Fund for Peace
Children's Fund for Peace (CFP) seeks to improve the lives of children affected by civil conflict in South Asia. To this end, we enhance regional partnerships and provide resources to protect families, ensure safety, and increase education of arts and rights, so that children will witness peace. Learn more and donate.
CHINTAN Environmental Research and Action Group
CHINTAN is a registered non-profit that works with some of the poorest and most marginalized people in urban India – waste pickers. These people salvage paper, plastic and metals from waste dumps and earn a living by selling them for recycling. Learn more and donate.
Established in 1986, Central Himalayan Rural Action Group (CHIRAG) is a non-profit grassroots development organization working with rural communities in the Central Himalayan region of India. Learn more and donate.
Dhananjai Shivakumar Fund for Children
In Dhan's memory, Claire has created a donor-directed fund to support worthy organizations in South India, particularly in the area where Dhan was born, whose mission is to benefit children. Learn more and donate.
Dhriiti Entrepreneurship Fund
Dhriiti - The Courage Within promotes entrepreneurship and microenterprises amongst various sections of the society in India since 2004. Dhriiti tackles widespread unemployment and underemployment by training young people on entrepreneurship skills and setting up micro enterprise clusters. Learn more and donate.
Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC)
ECDC is a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, Nepal that works to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children of incarcerated parents in Nepal. Established in 2005, ECDC has served over 100 children in the past 7 years through a residential home and kindergarten program. Children live at ECDC instead of living in prison with their incarcerated parents and are enrolled in schools to provide opportunities for their futures. Learn more and donate.
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII)
EDI has equipped thousands of people with entrepreneur skills over the last twenty five years. Learn more and donate.
Family of Disabled Fund
Family of Disabled has been serving people with disabilities since 1992. Learn more and donate.
Hand in Hand
Hand in Hand is an NGO dedicated to the development of disadvantaged groups, especially rural and tribal families in the state of Tamil Nadu, India through grassroots action, research, and education. Learn more and donate.
HelpAge India Health Fund
India’s population of elderly has reached 100 million in 2011. For many older people in slums and rural areas, quality health care is both unaffordable and inaccessible. HelpAge India Mobile medical care tackles this very problem in many parts of the country. Learn more and donate.
This fund has been established for projects that inspire the advancement of education, health and employment in rural Bangladesh. Learn more and donate.
IRRI Fund Singapore
The IRRI Fund Singapore seeks to raise money for rice research that will ensure enough rice for all Asians, while protecting the environment and providing a healthy, sustainable and profitable lifestyle for Asia’s millions of poor rice farmers. Learn more and donate.
Jantaa Microfinance Education Fund
This fund is to support Jantaa Microfinance Education Fund. Learn more and donate.
KDAB Mother & Child Health Care Center and Hospital
KDAB Mother & Child Health Care Center & Hospital is a project initiated by the Korean Development Association in Bangladesh (KDAB), an NGO that has been working successfully in Dhaka and rural northern Bangladesh for over twenty years. KDAB’s mission is to assist in achieving self-sufficiency and to improve social, economic and cultural emancipation of the unprivileged through patriotism and local leadership. Learn more and donate.
Kristi Anderson Tsunami Women and Children’s Fund
This memorial Fund was created in memory of Kristi Anderson, a woman from California who perished in the tsunami while vacationing in Sri Lanka. Learn more and donate.
The Maher Fund was established to support the Maher Project which provides shelter for battered women and their children and demonstrates the effectiveness of interfaith collaboration in alleviating oppressive conditions for women in Indian society. Learn more and donate.
Milaap enables everyday individuals like you to make a difference in a transparent and accountable manner by giving loans (not donations) to the working poor in India. Learn more and donate.
In the mountains of southern India, there are many rural communities where people still struggle to support their families. Since 1956, Mitraniketan has worked to help these communities break the cycle of poverty, exploitation, and lack of opportunities. Its work has had powerful impacts over the decades, and today Mitraniketan’s work in supporting community development and individual empowerment is a model to other NGOs around the world. Learn more and donate.
National Childrens Village — Sri Lanka
Funding for National Childrens Village makes possible scholarships, schools and education resources for children in Hapugalle, Sri Lanka affected by the 2004 tsunami. Learn more and donate.
OLPC Lanka Foundation
OLPC (One Laptop per Child) Lanka Foundation is a charitable Trust created with one of its primary objectives being to fund the development of multi-lingual academic and educational content to encourage critical thinking and developing learning skills in children. Learn more and donate.
Oxfam India is a rights-based organization that fights poverty and injustice by linking grassroots programming (through partner NGOs) to local, national and global advocacy and policy making. Learn more and donate.
Paynter Home Children’s Fund
The Paynter Home provides shelter for children who have been orphaned, deserted, or those who come from under-privileged, single parent homes or broken homes . Learn more and donate.
PPSRI Fund (Physical/Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Institute – Sri Lanka)
The Physical/Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Institutes – Sri Lanka (PPSRI) is an initiative that aims to address the needs of the Sri Lankan population in the wake of a brutal civil war and the tsunami natural disaster. Learn more and donate.
RCDSC is a well-established nonprofit group serving residents of the Terai Region of Nepal, and which endeavors to address many social problems, such as gender discrimination and caste segregation. Learn more and donate.
Rural Organization for Social Action (ROSA) Fund
ROSA’s mission is to work towards the empowerment of the underprivileged through charitable services and an integrated development approach in order to build a just, humane and sustainable alternative society. Learn more and donate.
Salaam Baalak Trust
Salaam Baalak Trust is an organization dedicated to street and working children in New Delhi, India. Learn more and donate.
SERUDS: Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society
SERUDS (Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society) aims to create awareness on various social issues, build capacities of deprived women and youth for sustainable livelihoods, provide relief to elderly persons, and rehabilitate orphan and street children. Learn more and donate.
Shishu Mandir focuses on an all-round development of neglected, forsaken, and ill-treated destitute children by developing their self-esteem, hidden talents and capacities. Learn more and donate.
Sir Shapurji Billimoria Foundation
Education today unfortunately reflects differences, sometimes accommodates, but rarely integrates. Sir Shapurji Billimoria Foundation (SSBF) was established primarily to promote inclusive (integrated) education in India. Learn more and donate.
SPPD India Fund
This fund is to support the SPPD India Fund. Learn more and donate.
This fund has been established to support Trinity College in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Learn more and donate.
thirdeyevision was created as a result of special needs that the organization has encountered on its volunteer medical missions around the world. Its latest volunteer experience was in the Himalayas of India. Its mission is to help raise funds to establish an eye clinic in the Himalayan area, enabling the people of the region access to quality eye care. Learn more and donate.
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Tsunami Renewal Fund
Established by Mike Rea, Mayra Padilla and the TsunamiPlus10 team for those wishing to commit to the philanthropic opportunity and need in Sri Lanka, Aceh, and other communities affected by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. How have communities recovered, especially hard hit Aceh and Sri Lanka? And what of the world's philanthropy -- starting with the $4M I helped allocate on behalf of contributors to Give2Asia? Our 2 1/2 year journey stops first in Sri Lanka, August 2012. Learn more and donate.
UPRA ‘Jago Mumbai’
Union Park Residents Association (UPRA) is a non-profit, apolitical, non-religious, social and charitable organization engaged in community development in Mumbai for the last 10 years. Learn more and donate.
Vairam Telesis Education Centre (VTEC)
Vairam Telesis Education Centre (VTEC) provides social service to the rural population in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Learn more and donate.
The Vision Fund will support the Vethathiri Maharishi Kundilini Yoga and Kaya Kalpa Research Foundation in India. Learn more and donate.