Appeal for generous contributions by Overseas Indians for social and developmental projects in India
The India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not for profit Trust established to serve as a credible institutional avenue to enable overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India's social and development efforts. IDF-OI channelises the philanthropic propensities and resources of the overseas Indian community into national development and social projects. The Trust is chaired by Smt. SushmaSwaraj, Hon'ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. The Trust is exempt from the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.
In 2015-16, IDF OI will focus its efforts on enhancing Diaspora's contribution to India's social & development programme and increase outreach to the Indian Diaspora. It will enhance engagement with overseas Indians and increase the number and variety of projects. IDF-OI will partner with the Government of India's flagship initiatives like the Swachh Bharat and NamamiGange and facilitate overseas Indian philanthropy into these projects. IDF-OI will also partner with the State Govts to select projects identified by the State Governments and seek overseas Indians' engagement with these projects.
Interested philanthropists and contributors may also visit the websitehttp://www.idfoi.org/.