New Indian Donor Association

In June, the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and Samhita organized the Philanthropy Leadership Confluence in Mumbai to explore setting up a network or association of donors. The meeting included grantmakers, private wealth individuals and philanthropy support organizations.

Enabling Indian Diaspora Philanthropy

Give2Asia released a new report that looks at the challenges and trends of diaspora donors giving to India. Over $2.3 billion was received by some 12,400 non- governmental organizations in India from overseas sources in 2008-09, an increase of nearly 12% over the previous year. Of this, nearly $740 million came from the United States alone, making it the single largest contributor.

Gates & Buffett Shine Spotlight on Indian Philanthropy

The Giving Pledge has generated much enthusiasm in the philanthropic field. In August 2010, forty families pledged to return a majority of their wealth to charitable causes. In March, the spotlight is on Asia as Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett travel to India to meet with some of India’s leading business leaders and philanthropists.