Our Approach

The IDRF Approach

Donation Organizations in IndiaProvide a platform to Indian Americans to fulfill their dream of Giving back to ‘the land of their ancestors’.  We work with NGOs spanning from Jammu & Kashmir to Tamil Nadu and Arunachal to Gujarat that have established track records and are approved to receive funds from the USA.

We provide flexibility to Donors:

Project Selection Criterion:

IDRF’s evaluation and monitoring processes ensure grants are awarded to only those NGOs that meet the following criteria:

Furthermore, IDRF disburses funds to these NGOs on a project basis, channeling donors’ money for the most effective and efficient use. Nearly every project is co-financed by the local NGO together with the beneficiaries, with the ultimate goal of being entirely self-sustaining.

Charity Organization in India

Why fund local NGOs?


They understand the complex social, cultural, and economic issues – especially critical in a diverse country like India.


They have drastically lower administrative  overhead than foreign-run programs – which means donors’ money goes much further.


These organizations nurture local rural and tribal cultures. Their operations are progressive yet rooted in the values of the people and the place.

Last and the Most Crucial

This approach inculcates self-governance and encourages community service among local people – a key factor in creating a lasting change.