Celebrating50 Years of Investment in Social Development

Indians for Collective Action (ICA) is a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit group founded in 1968. ICA believes in a secure life for every Indian, in a sustainable environment and a just society.

ICA 2016 Annual Report

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ICA Golden Jubliee Celebrations
Celebrating 50 Years of Investment in Social Development.
It is a daylong event to honor, inspire, collaborate and empower all non-profits/social organizations/charities in India and the US.

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OUR IMPACTSustainable Collective Action With Strong Results

Voices around the world are demanding leadership on poverty, inequality and climate change. To turn these demands into actions, world leaders gathered on 25 September, 2015, at the United Nations in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The 2030 Agenda comprises 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years, beginning with a historic pledge to end poverty. Everywhere. Permanently. ICA has been on these goals for 50 years already! Now we have more global force behind us. We focus mainly on following areas.

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    ICA has funded organizations like SEWA Rural, HelpAge India, Lok Biradari Prakalp, Jaipur Foot, Health & Care Foundation, Pallium India and many more to improving health of Indians from very rural to urban areas.

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    Women Empowerment

    ICA actively supported Women Leadership Programs aiming to enhance women’s leadership capacity and knowledge. Provided key tools of leading, organizing, advocacy, enrollment and mobilization of community.

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    Citizen Awareness

    Organizations like Jhatkaa shaking up the political status quo in India by using the latest digital tools to helps citizens hold political, corporate, and cultural leaders accountable at key moments and And MCF building grassroots activism among children.

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    Improving education quality with local partners like Ruchika, HIMVATS, SECMOL, Hear2Read, Akshara Foundation, Adruta Children’s Home and MCF etc has made a lasting impact on underserved and differently able communities.

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    Water & Sanitation

    ICA has been a key player in many watershed projects through multiple ground partners like PSI, HelpAge India, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, India Nirman Sangh etc.

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How we work in last 50 years

ICA is very proud to send 100% of your donations to the approved non-profit organizations in India with full tax benefits to the donors under US laws per 501-C-3 legal status.
ICA is also widely recognized by major US Corporations to provide matching funds for employee contributions, sometimes as much as two to one.”


Our Programs Explained

ICA Funding

Since our inception in 1968, we have nurtured social activists, spawned numerous initiatives including Asha for Education and Foundation for Excellence, and supported innovative community-led development projects in over 20+ states of India and disbursing over $8.0 million. ICA funds as Seed Funding and Project Funding.

Organizational Mentorship

ICA aims to inspire professional who have spent decent time in corporate world or students specializing in social entrepreneurship, design or international development.

Direct Donation

ICA has more than 5 decade of experience and connection with India’s development centers. ICA aims to create an open source platform to engage right set of social partners in India (NGOs and Social Enterprises) and US professionals to mentor and build a direct donation channel creating right impact in India. .

The GoalCollective Impact & Local Collaboration.

We are living in a time where inequality is growing in India as well as where we live in US.
If you live in US and looking to create an out-of-box approach to solve some of the difficult social development, entrepreneurship, services and activism, reach out to us


The InfoOur impact at a glance.