Sustainable 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. ICA supports followings UN sustainable development goals:

  • Good Health

    Good Health

    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.

  • Quality Education

    Quality Education

    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.

  • Gender Equality

    Gender Equality

    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.

  • Clean Water & Sanitation

    Clean 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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Cyclone Fani leaves behind a Devastating Trail

Cyclone Fani has passed but has left behind a trail of devastation and distress in the lives of millions! A commendable job by the state government, NDRF and many other agencies, effective evacuation has certainly minimized the loss of life in a big way.

In the last 2 decades of Goonj's work.. we have seen thousands of people walk into homes where there is nothing left or fields with all the crops destroyed. The intensity of the winds damaged concrete buildings, so the impact on millions of mud houses---from essential belonging to livestock can be anyone's guess.

Cyclone Fani

We are here to do our bit and need you too…to make sure that people get the basic relief, from food, utensils, tarpaulins, school material, struggling back to life. We also stand with them for long term rehabilitation too. Every penny, Every effort, Every Contribution Matters.

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Fani Calling
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ICA Funding

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

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

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 Goal

Collective 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.


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

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