We are delighted to launch the second edition of the India Giving report, looking at giving across India.

The India Giving report provides unique insight into how people give, their motivations and which causes they support.

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What are the key findings in India?

Helping the poor is the most popular cause
Half of people have volunteered in the past 12 months
Over half of Indians have taken part in civic activity

Unique insights into giving in India

  • Giving using cash was the most popular method of donation.
  • Women are more likely to have either volunteered or donated to women’s rights than men.
  • Many Indians feel that charities have had a positive impact on the country as a whole, internationally, and on their local community.


CAF India is part of the CAF Global Alliance, a network of nine locally-led, independent organisations that work across six continents.

Over the last 25 years, the Global Alliance and its international presence has led to breakthroughs and social change that’s had a positive effect on the lives of millions of vulnerable and disadvantaged people and communities.

At its core, the Global Alliance works to help strengthen civil society worldwide as part of CAF, a champion for giving that works to help donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact.

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Now in its ninth year, the CAF World Giving Index looks at charitable behaviour around the world and shares insights into the nature of giving and trends in global generosity. The CAF World Giving Index 2018 is based on data collected over a five year period (2013-2017). It includes results from 146 countries collected throughout 2017.

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