CRY America joins
the India Philanthropy Alliance

Left to right: Bala Venkatachalam (Pratham USA), Meenakshi Mahan (Magic Bus), Ranjani Saigal (Ekal Vidyalaya), Shefali Sunderlal (CRY America), Swati Chaudhary (Arogya World), Gouri Sadhwani (Akanksha Fund), Rahul Saxena (Vision Spring)

CRY America joins the India Philanthropy Alliance
CRY America is excited to be a member of the India Philanthropy Alliance(IPA) which was officially launched on Oct 2 in Washington DC. Collective action is at the core of CRY’s work – we believe that it’ll take a range of stakeholders coming together to create lasting change in the lives of underprivileged children. This alliance will work together to foster a robust culture of giving among Indian Americans & increase the impact of philanthropy benefitting India. The alliance places emphasis on the United Nations SDG’s: end poverty; zero hunger; good health; quality education and gender equality.

The IPA comprises of 11 members: Akanksha Fund, American India Foundation, Arogya World, CRY America, Dasra, Ekal USA, Foundation for Excellence, Indiaspora, Magic Bus USA, Pratham USA and VisionSpring. These organizations collectively raise $125 million annually in philanthropic donations, including more than $50 million from the United States. They have impacted 67 million people with their evidence-based programs spanning education, health care, livelihood support, and other essential services.

Click here to read an article about the IPA co-authored by Alex Counts & Bala Venkatachalam in the Standford Social Innovation Review, where they state that this coalition will bring active learning, new partnerships & the potential to influence public policy

Left to right: Sumir Chadha, founder of M.S. Chadha Center for Global India and MR Rangaswami, Founder, Indiaspora

Media articles about the launch of the IPA:
News India Times

Deccan Herald

Standford Social Innovation Review

Business Standard

Fund for NGOs

Tribune India

Republic World

The Hans India

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