India Welfare Trust
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.