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In recognition of its mission of scaling the giving culture to alleviate poverty in India, Bangalore-based non profit GiveIndia has been awarded a generous grant by US author and philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. India’s largest and most trusted giving platform is one among 286 beneficiaries globally of Scott’s largesse.
The gift comes with no restrictions, which is extremely rare in the world of philanthropy, and signals strong confidence in the team at GiveIndia to effectively carry out its mission.
On the announcement, Founder 2.0 and CEO of GiveIndia Atul Satija said, “This is a big moment for us as much as it is a big moment for philanthropy. Mackenzie Scott has left it to the organisations receiving the awards to decide on the most impactful way of spending them. This puts a huge onus on us to use the contribution responsibly to further scale our poverty alleviation work. As an organisation enabling giving back, this would mean enhancing our platform and technology to enable our 2,000+ NGO partners to scale their crowdfunding, and partnering with corporates and foundations to support their giving. We are extremely honoured and humbled by the trust placed in GiveIndia as an organisation.”
Developing simple and diverse giving choices has been at the heart of GiveIndia’s mission to scale up charitable giving. It has built a giving ecosystem – including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing and philanthropy consulting – that enables individuals and organizations to donate to various causes and has grown its base of donors to 2M+.
Over the last two years, GiveIndia has also received grants from A.T.E. Chandra Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network India, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies and philanthropist Vikrant Bhargava.
GiveIndia exists to alleviate poverty by enabling the world to give. Established in 2000, we are the largest and the most trusted giving platform in India today. We enable individuals and organisations to raise and donate funds conveniently to any cause they care about, with offerings including crowdfunding, corporate giving, cause marketing and philanthropy consulting. Our community of 2M+ donors and 250+ partners have supported 2,000+ verified nonprofits, serving 15M+ people across the country.