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’s Annual Gala

October 28, 2017
Honoring Sonam Wangchuk & Talat and Kamil Hasan

Annual Award Banquet
Saturday, October 28, 2017 5:00 p.m.

at Arrillaga Family Recreation Center ,701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Reserve Seat

Indians for Collective Action is pleased to invite you to the 2017 Annual Award Banquet on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center ,701 Laurel St, Menlo Park, CA 94025


Sonam Wangchuk
Founder of SECMOL (Student Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh) and
HIAL (Himalayan Institute of Alternatives Ladakh).
For more info go to: Biography
and TED talk at Ted Talk
The 3Idiots movie was in large part based on Sonam Wangchuk’s life.

Talat and Kamil Hasan

Driving force for the India Community Center (Talat is Co-founder and Chair Emiritus)

Former trustees of the American India Foundation (AIF)

Established Hasan Family Foundation in US and Nurul Hasan Educational Foundation in India

Providing scholarships for underprivileged sections of Indian Society, and

Actively working for education and employability of underprivileged girls through NGO Roshni

This will be a most enjoyable and meaningful evening.

Please mark your calendars for October 28th evening. Registration links and additional information will be sent in few weeks. Visit ICA website for more information.


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.

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    Improving education quality with local partners like Ruchika, HIMVATS, SECMOL, Hear2Read, Akshara Foundation, Adruta Children’s Home 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.

How we work in last 50 years


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.