Overview

Our Organization:

India Development and Relief Fund, Inc. is a United States-based, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity. Our EIN is 52-1555563

IRS Determination Letter.

IDRF is a registered trade mark of India Development Relief Fund, Inc. Its CFC charity code is 89602.

Our Mission:

Breaking the cycle of poverty in India and Nepal by empowering marginalized people with skills, services and infrastructure grounded in sustainable development.

Our Philosophy:

We believe a lasting change in impoverished regions can happen only when local people take charge and lead the change.  Our method puts power, not charity, in hands of the poor. We steer our programs to produce benefits for children and women who are powerful players in the fight against poverty.  We empower marginalized people with education, livelihood skills and self-governance capabilities so they are equipped to make changes to their lives and their children’s.

We also believe every person has the right to survive and prosper with dignity.  IDRF’s programs serve the disadvantaged without regard to religion, caste or creed.