For the Philanthropy Partner’s Desk

India Cares Foundation is thrilled to extend support in Communications and Resource Mobilisation to the Civil Society Organisations-CSOs (NGOs) of Kolkata through the platform of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K. We thank the event promoters, Procam International, for providing this opportunity.

India Cares Foundation (www.icfn.in) is a Support organisation and a 'Friend' of the social sector. Our mission is to grow the credibility and accountability of CSOs through Public Communications, Donor Management, Leadership Involvement and Resource Mobilisation.

Since 2008 through India Cares initiatives over one lakh individuals have donated to CSOs; 3,000+ individuals have fundraised and 250+ companies have associated with 850+ CSOs helping raise almost Rs 70 crore for various causes across India.

Apart from the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, we are the Philanthropy Partner for the TCS World 10K Bengaluru since 2008 and Airtel Delhi Half Marathon since 2014 and have developed programmes around helping the social sector in communications and fundraising.

We Believe Individual Giving, which is mainly undesignated, can grow exponentially through these Races... this helps in strengthening an organisations’ Growth Requirements

We have a year round approach in supporting CSOs 

Approach on important Values: Cause neutral – we are open to all charitable causes; we do not promote a particular cause.

  • The choice of cause/charity to fund raise/support is given to the Donor/ Fundraiser. CSOs are raising funds for specific impact so it is easy for a fundraiser to raise funds directly.
  • We believe the Donor-CSO connect being important to cement long term relationships & loyalties - It is our dream that people who donate get to know how they have brought about change - it could be a direct impact on an under privileged life, it could go for the teacher's salary, it could be to start a new project.... CSOs would be happy to let the donor know the change being made…this will help them together to keep building the CSO​​.
  • Over the years, we have had an honor system of reporting by CSOs, who raise funds and providing the utilisation reports for the funds raised. ​CSOs are happy that we believe in them, donors are happy that they can donate directly to the CSO, due to the reporting system set up, donations received can be verified, utilisation reports are made public, people are invited to visit the CSO, so the CSO is also responsible to the public... all it takes is a little belief about the 'Good' that's happening..

We are a ‘Trust’ registered in Bengaluru; with an active Board that is strongly connected to CSOs India Cares seeks to Support, Encourage and Promote the CSO Community through the international platform of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon since the CSO Sector as a vital element in building a humane society.

To make a contribution to a cause of choice visit: http://icfn.in/TSK25K/

Go that extra mile by Fundraising.. Choose your Target: http://icfn.in/event-article/TSK25K/overview/

To register as a Care Champion (an individual willing to take on a target, upfront, for a cause) please write to tsk25k@icfn.in or aysha@icfn.in

To run/ contribute for a cause as Corporate Cares (a section that combines CSR and Employee Engagement) please write to meena@icfn.in / 9740083121