India Welfare Trust

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India Welfare Trust (IWT) promotes citizenship, philanthropy and volunteering in India. We do this through our support for initiatives like  #LivingMyPromise, DaanUtsav and  #EveryIndianVolunteering. Occasionally, especially during disasters like Covid-19, the Trust makes grants to organisations that it knows well. IWT is not a regular grant-making foundation, in that we do not invite or entertain grant applications to fund nonprofits.

EVERY INDIAN VOLUNTEERING

#EveryIndianVolunteering is an effort by IWT to engage Indians in volunteering for various causes. Our goal is to see every Indian eventually volunteer for at least 52 hours a year (1 hour a week on average). As part of the effort, we

 

  • Build and engage the ecosystem of organisations engaged in volunteering at scale in India- cutting across nonprofits, civic and citizenship networks, corporates, communities, educational institutions, govt bodies, religious and spiritual organisations, volunteering intermediaries and informal groups. 

  • Help organizations think through and figure out how to recruit volunteers at scale (>500 volunteers each).

  • Design and test pilots in partnership with various organisations, research, learn and share learnings with the ecosystem.

  • Convene interactions and curate learning opportunities for the volunteering ecosystem players. 

  • Where relevant, provide funding to help scale up volunteering work significantly.