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Why we can be confident that Indian philanthropy will grow.

11 June 2019

Please note: this article originally appeared in The Independent

The UK’s foreign aid budget is a controversial issue and rarely out of the headlines. In the last month alone Esther McVey, a contender to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister, promised to cut foreign aid spending to 2010 levels to free up an extra £7bn for schools and policing.

Nowhere is the controversy around foreign aid more divisive than in relation to India. Philanthropy in India is developing, but more slowly than some would like. 

Read the full article, with our Director of International Michael Mapstone analysing the state of Indian philanthropy today, and what may be in store in the future.

Notes to editors 

About CAF India

Established in 1998, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India is a not-for-profit organization that offers strategic giving solutions to NGOs, companies and individuals, for a more equitable and sustainable society. For over 20 years CAF India has been supporting businesses in maximising the impact of their CSR investments. With their long-standing experience of end-to-end grant management, CAF India ensures credibility of projects through robust due diligence of implementing partners, hands-on implementation, monitoring & evaluation and effective reporting of program impact.

CAF India walks every step of the CSR/philanthropic journey with its donors’ by providing 360-degree solutions. With the help of close to 800 credible NGO partners in more than 26 states, CAF India has been supporting over 100 corporates in turning their ideas into impact. In the last 3 years, CAF India has raised upwards of INR 242 Crores in support of diverse CSR & Philanthropic causes in India.

CAF India is part of the CAF Global Alliance with offices in UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Russia, South Africa and the United States of America. Being part of a global network enables them to apply the best global practices in the social development sector, to local projects undertaken in the country.

To find out more about CAF India, please visit

About CAF

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is a leading international charity registered in the United Kingdom, with nine offices covering six continents.

CAF exists to make giving go further, so that more lives and communities around the world can be transformed.

CAF is a charity and a champion for better giving, and for over 90 years has helped donors, companies, charities and social organisations make a bigger impact. Through CAF Bank, it offers simple and straightforward day-to-day banking, designed exclusively for charities.

We are CAF and we make giving count.

About CAF Global Alliance

The CAF Global Alliance is a leading international network of independent, locally led organisations working at the forefront of philanthropy and civil society. It is a champion for better giving and civil society and harnesses local knowledge and expertise to help donors, companies and civil society make a bigger impact. Last year more than 70,000 charities received over £500m in donations in more than 100 countries.

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