Awards & Ratings

Independent Ratings

Charity Navigator 4 Star RatingIDRF has been awarded 4 out of 4 stars by Charity Navigator, the premier evaluator of nonprofits in the USA. IDRF demonstrates strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability. IDRF has also been rated by Charity Navigator as ‘Top Ten Perfect Score (100%) Charities relying on Private Contributions‘. Now is the best time to donate and join the IDRF family. Please visit Charity Navigator to learn more about  our ratings!

In recognition of IDRF’s outstanding contributions, independent reviews from donors, supporters, volunteers and beneficiary NGOs on have placed IDRF in the ‘Top-Rated Charity with 5 stars’.

Few other charities have done better than IDRF for the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of the society in India, tribals in particular, irrespective of caste, creed and religion,” wrote volunteer N Jain.  Read more such reviews and add your own at Great Nonprofits.

IDRF’s  commitment to financial transparency has also led it to be recognized as a Platinum level recipient by the world’s largest source of information on Non-Profit organizations. You can browse through our financial information at or  on our website.


November 12, 2022: Greater Washington Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage (GWAPI), honored and awarded IDRF the Outstanding Humanitarian Award for COVID Relief Efforts at their Diwali Gala in Washington DC.

August 15, 2020: Montgomery County Council, Maryland awarded a citation to IDRF on India’s 74th Independence Day for its commendable relief work done during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the multi-cultural and the diverse community in the Washington DC Metro area during these challenging times.

October 12, 2018: Ekal Vidyalaya’s Distinguished Community and Humanitarian Service Award were given to Dr. Vinod Prakash in recognition for outstanding dedication to the community and exemplary humanitarian service to the marginalized, at the Ekal Future of India Gala, on October 12, 2018, in Bethesda, Maryland

July 29, 2018: Lead India Foundation and United National Diversity Coalition of America (UNDCA)’s Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award given to Dr. Vinod Prakash in recognition for outstanding leadership commitment and immeasurable positive contribution to the community

January 26, 2018: National Council of Asian Indian Association (NCAIA)’s Manav Seva Sarvodaya Award given to Dr. Vinod Prakash and his wife Mrs. Sarla Prakash for empowering the underprivileged for 30 years

October 18, 2014: Gandhi Global Family Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal given to Dr. Vinod Prakash and his wife Mrs. Sarla Prakash for  exemplary community service and contributions to meeting community and national needs

June 7, 2013: National Federation of Indian-American Associations’ Social Service Award, for Dr. Vinod Prakash’s exemplary social services through IDRF

September 9, 2012: Hindu American Foundation’s Dharma Seva Award for commitment and service to the Indian community at large.

2009: Arya Samaj-Gandhidham, Gujarat’s Award from Jeevan Prabhat for earthquake relief and establishing a school for children

December 1, 2007: Federation of Indian-American Association, National Capital Region’s Distinguished Social Service Award for Sustained Contribution to Community

November 20, 2004: Indian Cultural Coordination Committee’s Award for Social Service

August 15, 2004: National Council of Asian Indian Associations & Indian Cultural Coordination Committee’s Manav Seva Sarvodaya Award

August 23, 2003: Federation of Indian Associations of Tampa Bay’s Bharat Seva Award  for outstanding social solidarity and relief work whenever India was struck by disaster

June 5, 2003: Uttar Pradesh Samaj of Washington, DC’s Social Service Award for sustained leadership and service toward self-empowerment of the downtrodden in India.  Additional coverage here

February 4, 2003: Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority’s acknowledgement of IDRF’ s contribution to earthquake relief in Gujarat

2002:  Orissa Society of the Americas’ Utkal Mitra Samman for special contributions toward the welfare of supercyclone victims in Orissa

January 29, 2000: National Council of Asian Indian Associations’ Award for Relief and Upliftment of Poor in India (50th Golden Jubilee Anniversary of India’s Republic Day)

January 19, 1997: Council of Asian Indian Associations of Greater Washington’s Sardar Ballabh B. Patel Award for Outstanding Community Service and Volunteerism. More coverage here

July 10, 1994: Associations of Indians in America’s Community Service Award