Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and CAF India partnered on a study to understand the emerging trends of giving in India with a special focus on digital giving on February, 2023. This study looked at young Indian philanthropists and how they are different from their predecessors, and how they are changing charitable giving in India. The primary findings showed that digital giving has been preferred by 70% during the pandemic and after. However, 64 percent of respondents across all age groups mentioned cash as a regular mode of donation used by them. The primary motivation for giving is ‘compassion for those who are less fortunate’. However, the second most likely reason for giving differed between men and women i.e. men were more influenced by tax benefits whereas women were driven by a ‘sense of power’ they felt after helping others.
The India Giving report 2021 shines a light on the individual giving landscape in India.This year, India Giving explores Why and how people donate their time and money to social causes. Of the 2,053 people interviewed, 85% had taken a charitable action in reponse to Covid-19.
The CAF World Giving Index is based on data from Gallup’s World View World Poll, which is an ongoing research project. For this edition, data has been included for 114 countries, representing over 90% of the global adult population. The survey asks questions on many different aspects of life today including giving behaviour.
As part of the COVID-19 outbreak response, CAF India has initiated several partnership campaigns with corporates to fight against the virus spread in India. Donations received towards this cause is utilized to provide over 70,000 N-95 masks to Health Departments of Punjab, Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kerala. With the support of our credible NGOpartners, we are also supporting poor migrant workers who have returned to their villages and are in urgent need of food items, quarantine facilities and awareness generation activities in states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. We also provided police personnel with hygiene kits to keep them safe while they deliver their duties on ground in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Around 2033 kits (ration + preventive) were distributed to daily wage workers running out of food in the states of Gujarat and Haryana. Since the slum population is suffering due to loss of livelihoods, we are also planning to distribute dry ration in JJ colonies of Delhi and support sanitation workers by providing preventive kits.
There has been strong focus on financial sustainability of the not-for-profits as evident from the number of requests on resource mobilization, CAF India received on a regular basis. We have been building capacities of not-for-profits and mobilising resources for the past two decades. It is our continuous endeavour to serve our not-for-profit partners and nurture the culture of giving in India.
The World Giving Index (WGI) is an annual report published by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), using data gathered by Gallup and ranks countries in the world according to how charitable they are. The first report was produced in 2010 and this year to mark 10 years of WGI, CAF has released a special 10th anniversary edition of WGI.
CAF India has authored this position paper to highlight the wide spectrum of SMEs in India, and how leveraging the SDGs can be an opportunity for them to enhance social good while doing business in a responsible manner.
The booklet is the result of meticulous dialogues between CAF India, NGOs and concerned stakeholders, offering deep insights and methodologies to fill existing gaps in the NGOs. This booklet is the sweet fruit of the hard work that went into ideating, conceptualising, compiling and reporting the gaps in the not-for-profit sector and corrective measures and principles of governance to be followed in order to mitigate existing gaps in the not-for-profit sector.