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Because of our current revised approach (read our homepage), ICA do not normally support new funding request. However, if you have US based donor funding, ICA project committee can consider your project as a donor supported project which can quality you to receive 100% of donated fund. Project committee will use evaluation criteria established to meet ICA’s overall mission. Please fill out a proposal and e-mail it to admin@icaprojects.org.

 

 

Feature Portfolio

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  1. Akshara Foundation

      Akshara Foundation was conceived in 2000 as a tripartite partnership between the state government, the corporate sector and the voluntary sector with the mission: “Every child in school and learning well”. Akshara, over the years has conceived and implemented multiple programs designed to address the gaps in children’s learning in the public schooling system. The focus has been to make the solutions sustainable, scalable, replicable and cost-effective. We design the teaching learning material, the training modules, and the assessment metrics and provide support in terms of monitoring and technology. This makes the programs sustainable and builds capacity within the...
  2. Hasiru Dala

    Hasiru Dala (Green Force) is a member-based organization of waste pickers in Bangalore. The organization is operating to improve the working conditions of informal economy workers, ensure their continued access to livelihoods, and claim the recognition these silent environmentalists deserve. Wastepickers able to divert 1050 tons of waste for recycling everyday and help Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike ( local Government) save INR 840 million annually. Hasiru Dala seeks to secure for them the benefits of the various  government programs – they are entitled to, social security  provisions they need to advance the quality of their lives and to  enhance  educational...
  3. Health & Care Foundation

    HEALTH & CARE FOUNDATION (formerly known as Polio Foundation) was founded in 1987 by Dr Bharat Bhagat with a handful of dedicated Surgeons and like-minded persons to make the polio affected persons stand on their own feet by performing surgeries to enable them to lead a respectable life in the society. Slowly the trust started working in other health care activities for the needy people – looking at the excellent social work, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation leased out to the trust a 4 storied building against a token amount of USD 2 (Two) PA only for carrying out different activities. In due...
  4. Hear2Read

    There are over 60 million visually impaired people in India? The visually impaired population in India is equal to the population of California & New York, combined. The total “Print Disabled” population is even larger. It includes people who cannot read printed material because of other physical, perceptual, developmental, or learning disabilities. Today, very few are fortunate enough to have financial resources for human readers and access to Braille publications to build a foundation for learning to use the language used by their family and friends (mother tongue). The fortunate few are then able to learn English and benefit from technological...
  5. HelpAge India

    The Elderly of Nepal Need You now! If ever there was a time to give to those most in need, then this is the time. The people of Nepal, especially the elderly and infirm are fighting a grim battle after the devastating earthquake. There is an urgent need for water, food, shelter, medicine and longer-term support. The hospitals are pushing their limits to the extreme to cater to the needs of the people. People are being treated on the streets because of dearth of clean hygienic places. Older people are more susceptible to the vagaries of nature as their movements...
  6. Himalayan Action Research Center

    Strengthening Women’s Cooperatives as a means of poverty reduction undertaken by Himalayan Action Research Center was funded by ICA in 2007. ICA’s financial support has been used to set up trainings and orientation impacting about 300 women farmers in Uttarkashi distt, Uttralkhand where agriculture is the main source of livelihood. These women lacked access to technical trainings, raw material, post harvesting techniques, knowledge about market and financial institutions. Apart from these problems, lack of a supportive environment for entrepreneurship development among women, ignorance about govt. regulatory framework relating to micro enterprise, highly competitive market etc. were some of the bottlenecks which hindered...
  7. Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL) – SECMOL

    SECMOL (Student Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh)with over 25 years of experience in running a practically engaging alternative school is the co-founder of HIAL (Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh) along with His Holiness Chetsang Rinpochey who is supporting as the Chief patron and the Ladakh Hill Council Government who has allotted 200 acres of land. HIAL will engage youth from Ladakh, the Himalayas and other mountains of the world in finding their own solutions to the challenges facing them – a spirit that is epitomized by the Ice Stupa Artificial Glacier project. It will be a non- sectarian international...
  8. HIMWATS

    HIMWATS is a non-profit organization devoted to improving education quality amongst people with less resources in Uttarakhand. This organization accomplishes this goal by sponsoring key areas. Please visit for more information: HIMWATS.org Present major programs are given below: 1) Scholarships: At present >65 Giribala and other scholarships (from class 3rd to Medical and Engineering students as per desire of the Donors) are given. Present range of scholarships is from Rs 500 to Rs 40,000 per student. 2) Adopt a School : From 2004, 21 teacher/volunteers in : 4 primary, 3 Middle schools and one Learning and Science Resource Center (LASRC)...
  9. India Nirman Sangh

    Our organization, India Nirman Sangh, has been working in the hills around Kodaikanal and Palani for the last seven years. In these seven years, in close co-operation with the Gandhigram Trust, we have been primarily working  for women’s development in the backward hill villages and the towns of Kodaikanal and Palani.. Winning the trust of people in the areas we work in, we form small thrift and savings groups (called Self Help Groups) and then arrange for micro credit through local banks for these groups. The groups use this money to give loans to their own members who may need...
  10. Jaipur Foot

    Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur was set up in 1975. It is a formally registered society in India. It is a non-governmental, non-religious, non-sectarian, non-regional, non-political society, for helping the physically challenged, particularly the financially weak among them. BMVSS is the largest organization for the handicapped in the world in terms of fitment of artificial limbs and calipers. Other aids that BMVSS provides are crutches, wheelchairs, hand paddled tricycles and other aids & appliances that are totally free of charge to the physically challenged. The success of Jaipur Foot and the new knee developed by Design Revolution and Stanford...
  11. Palliative Care India USA

    About Pallium India-USA We are an all-volunteer organization that advocates for culturally sensitive care in the Asian Indian community. We train volunteers and provide information, resources and education about available services. We also support Pallium India’s (est. 2003) crucial work fighting for pain care for the suffering millions in India when afflicted with diseases like cancer. Pallium India was founded by Dr M.R. Rajagopal, its chairman, who is spearheading this field of medicine in India, and has received world recognition for his pioneering work. Website: http://palliumindia.org/about/usa/ Our Mission A pain-free life with Dignity and Compassionate Care for the community living...
  12. People’s Science Institute

    PSI is a public interest research and development organization composed of young professionals dedicated to the task of nation building. Founded by Dr. Ravi Chopra, PSI seek to eradicate poverty through the productive, sustainable and equitable use of human and natural resources.   Established in 1988 with a start-up grant from ICA, the Institute has pioneered creative ways to use science and technology in the service of the poor. They believe that the active participation of the villagers in planning, managing, and implementing development programs is crucial for the success of any project. PSI promotes practical research, communication, and training...
  13. Ruchika

    Ruchika Social Service Organisation a grassroots level NGO has been working with marginalized street and slum children in Bhubaneswar city of Orissa, a coastal state of India. In response to the growing and seemingly insurmountable challenges faced by these children, the organization started in 1985 with an over whelming credo “if the child can not come to the school then the school must come to the child”. It is presently reaching out to over 4500 hard to reach children with a number of innovative schools and serving with education, health care, supplementary nutrition, counseling, vocational training, shelter for homeless and other basic...
  14. Samaj Pragati Sahayog

    SPS is a grassroots organization committed to evolving an alternate path of development under the principles of empowerment, equity and sustainability. Inspired by the philosophy of Baba Amte -nijabalthey work towards making the most neglected section of society independent. SPS today works with 100,000 people in 90 tribal enclaves in the Dewas district of Madhya Pradesh. Watershed Development SPS uses innovative watershed development strategies to provide drinking water and irrigation in dry lands. By creating barriers / catchments to slow down the velocity of water flow at every point, SPS has recharged the ground water and has replenished falling water tables....
  15. Self Employed Women’s Association

    SEWA   Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) is a membership-based organisation of poor self-employed women workers. It has membership of more than 1 million  women workers in 9 states of India and current membership of 12,56,994. These nine states are Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Kerala, Uttarakhand.   These women work in the informal sector of the economy and do not have a fixed employer-employee relationship. SEWA’s main goal is to organize the women worker’s for full employment and self reliance. Full employment means employment whereby workers obtain work security, income security, food security and...
  16. SEWA Rural

    SEWA Rural endeavours to reach out & assist the poorest of poor through various health & development programmes based upon the community needs & available manpower. While involved in such activities it also seeks to ensure that the values are preserved and self development, in broader sense, of those involved in the work is achieved simultaneously. Website:Visit SEWA Rural Website Facebook: Join SEWA Rural Facebook SEWA Rural is a voluntary development organization involved in health & development activities in rural tribal area of South Gujarat at Jhagadia since 1980. The activities were initiated by a group of young professionals having...
  17. Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement

    The Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) SVYM, a volunteer organization led by Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, was started in 1984 by a group of medical students in Kamataka to assist communities that were displaced twice due to ‘development’ projects in H.D. Kote. Though SVYM began its work with the health issue, it now has developed integrated approach combining education, vocational training, social and economic development. Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a development organization, engaged in building a new civil society in India through its grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education and Community Development sectors. Acting as a key promoter-facilitator in the...
  18. VIDYA

    Vidya is a voluntary organization dedicated to the education and empowerment of socially handicapped people. Started with five children by Rashmi Misra 12 years ago, Vidya now supports over 1000 children, Vidya’s fundamental aim is to encourage personal de velopment because they believe that an individual’s empowerment is best reflected in their attitude towards themselves, their work and people around them. 
  19. Women’s Leadership Program

    ICA’s Women’s Leadership Program (WLP) started in 2008 is an intensive training on relevant set of skills, designed to ignite women’s lives, to provide a spark to women to obtain better futures for themselves, their families, and communities. The program aims to: Enhance women’s leadership capacity and knowledge Provide key tools of leading, organizing, advocacy, enrolment and mobilization of community Provide tools to overcome personal, social and institutional barriers Offer ways for her to advocate for herself & her organization more effectively Offer post-training Coaching  & Mentoring Our leadership programs help women who are leaders in their organizations and communities to...

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