6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu selected among 100 grantees of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund

6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu selected among 100 grantees of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund
6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu selected among 100 grantees of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund
6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu selected among 100 grantees of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund

6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu selected among 100 grantees of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund

•    In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the GROW Fund will invest up to INR 100 crores in two years to build capacity and support future readiness of 100 NGOs across the country
•    6 NGOs selected from Tamil Nadu working in the areas of gender rights and equality, health and sanitation & climate, ecology and animal welfare

Chennai, January 20, 2022: In a first-of-its-kind opportunity, 100 NGOs doing critical and credible social impact work across the nation have been selected to receive grants from the GROW Fund, which is anchored by EdelGive Foundation along with several reputed funding partners. Out of the selected 100 NGOs, 6 organisations from Tamil Nadu are part of the cohort.

Every NGO, chosen to be a part of the initiative’s cohort of 100, will receive INR 80 lakhs over two years to direct resources to building its capabilities, resilience and future readiness. With registrations from over 2300 organisations, the NGOs will also be assisted with mentoring, networking and leadership building. It will also enable organisations to recover from the immediate challenges faced due to COVID-19 and sustaining operations by covering critical costs and promoting future readiness for long-term institutional well-being and sustainability.

The selected NGOs from Tamil Nadu include Student Partnership Worldwide India Project Trust, M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation, Sristi Foundation, Keystone Foundation, Arulagam and Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, who are making an impact in diverse areas like gender rights and equality, health and sanitation & climate, ecology and animal welfare.

Since the advent of COVID-19, the grassroot organisations, serving different communities in India, have faced numerous challenges in their growth and sustenance including depleting funds and risk of forced closure. The GROW Fund is a unique financial initiative that aims to redefine philanthropy by committing to build a conducive ecosystem for organisations to grow resilient and future ready, by addressing their organisational development needs. 

The GROW Fund has received accolades and resources in its mission to make philanthropy more inclusive and accessible to small and mid-sized NGOs, from Indian and international funders including philanthropic institutions and eminent philanthropists known for their individual giving. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Manan Trust, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies, MacArthur Foundation, A.T.E Chandra Foundation, Rainmatter Foundation, Dalyan Foundation, Oak Foundation, a private philanthropy partner, Indus Foundation of Utah, Omidyar Network India and Ashish Kacholia along with Edelweiss Group are a part of this initiative as core funders. Additionally, eminent businesspersons and changemakers such as Sanjay Purohit, Rati Forbes, the Bikhchandani Family, Helenka & Sunil Anand, Onward Foundation and Govind Iyer have also lent their support to GROW Fund.

Commenting on the announcement of the cohort, Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson, EdelGive Foundation, said, “We are delighted to see 6 NGOs from Tamil Nadu being included in the cohort for GROW Fund grantees selected from 20 states of the country. These grassroots organisations have been working tirelessly with underserved communities across the state in diverse areas like gender rights and equality, health and sanitation & climate, ecology and animal welfare. Apart from the monetary support, the NGOs from Tamil Nadu would benefit immensely from trainings and sessions on technology, finance, human resources, fundraising and communications among others. This will be coupled with organisational development assessment tool, specialized 12-14 months program and GROW hub knowledge dissemination platform. We remain steadfast in our commitment to enable these changemakers to tide over the challenges faced due to COVID-19 and increase their on-ground impact exponentially.”

Speaking about the objective of the GROW Fund, Naghma Mulla, CEO, EdelGive Foundation, commented, “We believe that the grassroots organisations working for the upliftment of underserved communities, are most effective in devising sustainable solutions to various issues on-ground. Through GROW Fund, we aim to bring in collaborative philanthropy to strengthen and support the NGOs across India. Thanks to the generous support of our funder institutions and philanthropists, the current grant will certainly prove to be a great enabler for the selected 100 NGOs, including the ones from Tamil Nadu, and will pave the way for such collaborations in future.”

The 100 shortlisted NGOs were selected through an open and transparent online application process. Each application was evaluated on qualitative and quantitative information around parameters such as financial strength, fundraising capacity, reach, impact and critical gaps related to funding. Ensuring equal representation from all parts of India, the cohort represents NGOs from diverse geographies including Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Nagaland, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, apart from Tamil Nadu.

About EdelGive Foundation 
EdelGive Foundation is a grant-making organization, and a go-to partner of choice for Indian and foreign funders wanting to engage with the Indian development ecosystem. Our unique philanthropic model places EdelGive at the centre of grant-making, by providing initial grants to NGOs and by managing funding from other institutional and corporate funders. Consequently today, EdelGive functions as a Philanthropic Fund Manager and Advisor between grant-makers and credible NGOs. Over the last 13 years, EdelGive Foundation has supported over 150 organisations across 111 districts in 14 states of India, influencing commitments of almost INR 500 crores to NGOs in the sector.

For more information please visit – www.edelgive.org

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Annexure 1

List of selected 100 NGOs

S. No.    Organization    State    Work Area
1    Student Partnership Worldwide India Project Trust    Tamil Nadu    Gender Rights and Equality
2    M.S. Chellamuthu Trust and Research Foundation    Tamil Nadu    Health and Sanitation
3    Sristi Foundation    Tamil Nadu    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
4    Keystone Foundation    Tamil Nadu    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
5    Arulagam    Tamil Nadu    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
6    Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems    Tamil Nadu    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
7    Dalit Bahujan Resource Centre    Andhra Pradesh    Advocacy, Governance and Research
8    Uma Educational & Technical Society    Andhra Pradesh    Differently Abled
9    Society for Rural and Eco Development    Andhra Pradesh    Poverty
10    North-East Research & Social Work Networking (NERSWN)    Assam    Advocacy, Governance and Research
11    Ashadeep    Assam    Health and Sanitation
12    The Ant    Assam    Advocacy, Governance and Research
13    Aaranyak    Assam    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
14    Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA)    Assam    Livelihood
15    Integrated Development Foundation    Bihar    Poverty
16    Bihar Voluntary Health Association    Bihar    Health and Sanitation
17    Centre for health and social justice    Delhi    Gender Rights and Equality
18    Feminist Approach to Technology    Delhi    Gender Rights and Equality
19    Indus Action Initiatives    Delhi    Poverty
20    Centre for Civil Society    Delhi    Education
21    Pravah    Delhi    Education
22    Vision Spring Foundation    Delhi    Health and Sanitation
23    Child Survival India    Delhi    Health and Sanitation
24    ComMutiny: The Youth Collective    Delhi    Advocacy, Governance and Research
25    Avanti Fellows    Delhi    Education
26    Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan    Gujarat    Gender Rights and Equality
27    Utthan    Gujarat    Gender Rights and Equality
28    Samerth Charitable Trust    Gujarat    Advocacy, Governance and Research
29    Sense International India    Gujarat    Differently Abled
30    17000 ft Foundation    Haryana    Education
31    HELP Foundation    Jammu & Kashmir    Advocacy, Governance and Research
32    Badlao Foundation    Jharkhand    Advocacy, Governance and Research
33    Jan Chetna Manch Bokaro    Jharkhand    Gender Rights and Equality
34    Sathee    Jharkhand    Poverty
35    Torpa Rural Development Society for Women    Jharkhand    Livelihood
36    Srijan Mahila Vikas Manch    Jharkhand    Gender Rights and Equality
37    Manuvikasa    Karnataka    Poverty
38    Sangama    Karnataka    Gender Rights and Equality
39    Sunbird Trust    Karnataka    Education
40    Sampark    Karnataka    Livelihood
41    India Foundation for the Arts    Karnataka    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
42    The Teacher Foundation (Shraddha Trust)    Karnataka    Education
43    The Live Love Laugh Foundation    Karnataka    Health and Sanitation
44    Makkala Jagriti    Karnataka    Livelihood
45    Reap Benefit    Karnataka    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
46    Dream School Foundation    Karnataka    Education
47    Parinaam Foundation    Karnataka    Poverty
48    Saahas    Karnataka    Livelihood
49    Jhatkaa.org    Karnataka    Advocacy, Governance and Research
50    Swami Vivekanand Shiksha Samiti, (SVSS)    Madhya Pradesh    Health and Sanitation
51    Yuva Rural Association    Madhya Pradesh    Livelihood
52    CORO India    Maharashtra    Gender Rights and Equality
53    Impact India Foundation    Maharashtra    Differently Abled
54    Masoom    Maharashtra    Education
55    Chirag Rural Development Foundation    Maharashtra    Advocacy, Governance and Research
56    MiracleFeet India    Maharashtra    Health and Sanitation
57    National Institute of Women Child and Youth Development    Maharashtra    Poverty
58    Socio Economic Development Corp (Trust)    Maharashtra    Gender Rights and Equality
59    Grey Sim Learnings Foundation    Maharashtra    Livelihood
60    Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action ( YUVA)    Maharashtra    Poverty
61    Gramin Samassya Mukti Trust    Maharashtra    Livelihood
62    Arpan    Maharashtra    Advocacy, Governance and Research
63    Centre for Equity and Quality in Universal Education    Maharashtra    Education
64    Krida Vikas Sanstha    Maharashtra    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
65    MAHAN Trust    Maharashtra    Health and Sanitation
66    Anusandhan Trust    Maharashtra    Health and Sanitation
67    OSCAR Foundation    Maharashtra    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
68    Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR)    Maharashtra    Advocacy, Governance and Research
69    Aroehan    Maharashtra    Advocacy, Governance and Research
70    Entrepreneurs Associates    Nagaland    Livelihood
71    South Orissa Voluntary Organisation    Odisha    Education
72    Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA)    Odisha    Education
73    Sambalpur Integrated Development Institute    Odisha    Livelihood
74    Sikshasandhan    Odisha    Education
75    Shakti Social Cultural and Sporting Organisation    Odisha    Advocacy, Governance and Research
76    YFC Rurka Kalan    Punjab    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
77    Urmul Seemant Samiti    Rajasthan    Advocacy, Governance and Research
78    Healing Fields Foundation    Telangana    Health and Sanitation
79    My Choices Foundation    Telangana    Gender Rights and Equality
80    SAFA Society    Telangana    Gender Rights and Equality
81    Grameen development Services    Uttar Pradesh    Livelihood
82    Disha Social Organisation    Uttar Pradesh    Gender Rights and Equality
83    Society for Welfare & Advancement of Rural Generations    Uttar Pradesh    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
84    U.P. Voluntary Health Association    Uttar Pradesh    Climate, Ecology and Animal Welfare
85    Shohratgarh Environmental Society    Uttar Pradesh    Livelihood
86    Developmental Association for Human Advancement    Uttar Pradesh    Advocacy, Governance and Research
87    Latika roy Memorial Foundation    Uttarakhand    Differently Abled
88    Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas (SUVIDHA)    Uttarakhand    Livelihood
89    Avani    Uttarakhand    Community Development, Art and Culture and Sports
90    Mount Valley Development Association    Uttarakhand    Poverty
91    Waste Warriors Society    Uttarakhand    Health and Sanitation
92    Sahayog Society For Participatory Rural Development    Uttarakhand    Gender Rights and Equality
93    Aasraa Trust    Uttarakhand    Education
94    Anjali    West Bengal    Health and Sanitation
95    Sanjog (Kolkata Sanjog Initiatives)    West Bengal    Gender Rights and Equality
96    Operation Eyesight India    West Bengal    Differently Abled
97    Calcutta Rescue    West Bengal    Poverty
98    Samaritan Help Mission    West Bengal    Education
99    Agragati    West Bengal    Poverty
100    Nishtha    West Bengal    Gender Rights and Equality