Giveindia And Indiaspora Announce Philanthropy Partnership
Indiaspora’s Founder and Chairman of the Board MR Rangaswami
India-West Staff Reporter
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – GiveIndia and Indiaspora on July 5 said they had entered into a strategic, long-term partnership to amplify philanthropic giving from institutions, foundations, and high-net-worth individuals from the US to social impact initiatives in India.
“We are delighted to join hands with GiveIndia, given the significant and complementary strengths of both organizations,” said Indiaspora’s Founder and Chairman of the Board MR Rangaswami. “Leveraging Indiaspora’s network of prominent Indian diaspora leaders and GiveIndia’s network of on-the-ground nonprofit partners, we look forward to accelerating global philanthropic giving to India.”
Between 2020 and 2021, Indiaspora, along with its partners, mobilized $15 million in funding to support COVID relief efforts both in India and in the US.
“We are excited about the opportunities that this partnership with Indiaspora brings,” said Atul Satija, CEO of GiveIndia in a press release. “U.S. philanthropists played an invaluable role in our COVID response work over the last couple of years. This partnership allows us to bolster these existing relationships and significantly scale our support for India’s social sector.”
Since its inception, GiveIndia’s community of more than 2 million donors and over 250 partners have supported more than 2,500 nonprofits, serving more than 15 million people across India.
The partnership will operate as GiveIndia in the U.S. and will aim to support over 500 nonprofits in India through philanthropic contributions from more than 200 partners over the next three years.
Ashish Shah, formerly Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Engagement at Indiaspora, will lead the new venture as CEO of North America. The partnership will initially be supported by a 3-member team and will look to grow to a team of more than 25 people over the next few years to increase its impact.