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Ten Corporate Donors that may help your NGO

Corporate Giving,’ ‘Corporate Citizenship’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ (CSR) are popular concepts which have become integral to the businesses of several large and small companies around the world. These concepts intend to provide donations, long-term financial grants, non-financial support and even mutually beneficial partnerships to address social problems around the world. In such a context, NGOs have a strong potential look upon them as a one of the important sources of funding.

Not all major corporations have social responsibility programs and not all of them provide funding for NGOs to address various issues and problems of our society. The few corporations which have grant programs are too cautious to openly come out with strong commitments for rendering any kind of funding support. Such corporations do declare that they have community welfare programs but they do not seem to exist beyond their websites and publicity brochures.

This means that there are really fewer corporate groups that have clear policies on issuing grants to nonprofits.  Such companies have dedicated budgets, separate CSR departments and regular call for proposals to offer funding to NGOs. Their policies are also very clear in supporting issues and NGOs around the world or in specific countries. Here we have selected ten corporate donor agencies which have full support programs for addressing social problems. But before going through each of them, it is important to know why corporate donors are interested in CSR.

CSR has become a popular concept only in the recent times and more and more companies are fast adopting it as a policy even in developing countries. This is happening mostly because of the increased pressure observed on the environment because of the uncontrolled profit-driven actions of the corporate agencies. How much of this policy is really implemented in the field is yet to be examined. Another reason for CSR is apparently tax benefits these corporate get when they invest their money in social welfare projects. One last reason could be that the corporations really feel for the society and believe in giving away a portion of the profit they make – but this kind of genuine philanthropy is found in very companies.

Below is a list of corporations and their international grant support programs:

Cisco’s Cash Grants, Social Investments and Support for Nonprofits: It has Social Investment program that is implemented in partnerships with NGOs to encourage socioeconomic gains in communities around the world…[more]

IBM’s Grants and Initiatives, Smarter Cities Challenge: The IBM grant program is where the company provides direct grants to NGOs and communities worldwide…[more]

Intel Foundation’s International Grants: Intel’s International Grants offer support in education, environment and community. The community site grants support additional programs that improve the quality of life of communities…[more]

Microsoft Grants, Donations and Training to NGOs: The Microsoft Grants for Nonprofits includes support such as software donations, training and monetary grants and these are available both for small and large NGOs around the world…[more]

Nestlé’s Creating Shared Value to address Social and Environmental Issues: Nestlé Healthy Kids Global Programme that works in partnership with NGOs is to raise nutrition, health and wellness awareness of school-age children around the world…[more]

Nike, Inc.’s Foundation focuses on improving the lives of Adolescent Girls: The Nike Foundation was set up in 2004 by Nike, Inc. with a special focus on improving the lives of adolescent girls…[more]

Swiss Re’s Corporate Responsibility and ReSource Award: Swiss Re’s International ReSource Award for Sustainable Watershed Management is one of the best examples to demonstrate its corporate responsibility and also its dedication towards meeting out the challenges of climate change…[more]

Starbucks Coffee Company’s Starbucks Foundation: The Starbucks Foundation has a focus on youths. It works to support the next generation of change makers. It has set the community goals of engaging 50,000 young people…[more]

Toyota Motor Corporation’s Grants: Toyota’s most prominent grantmaking is through the Toyota Environmental Activities Grant Program which is announced annually…[more]

ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Grants: ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Children Fund aims to provide support and deliver prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services, which empower mothers and children across the globe…[more]

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    • August 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

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    • August 22, 2012 at 11:43 am

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  9. September 3, 2012 at 7:58 am

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    you are sharing very needful information..
    thanks a lot..

  10. October 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    OUR NEW WEB SITE : http://www.florytrust.org

    I am writing this letter on behalf of Flory and agricultural trust .This is a registered Charitable organization registered under 1860 act 21 of Malabar society /ca – 83 / 03 , on19th February 2003 ,working for the total uplift of the poor people in the rural areas of Palakkad district .Poverty is the main problem among 40% of the people in the rural area.

    Its aim is to empower people by providing them with basic necessities of life so that they Can live peacefully and earn livelihood , poverty alleviation for which we require immediate financial grants.

    This organization is functional ,we design and implement various relief policies for the Well being of less advantaged and people below poverty line . We are keen to meet the basic requirement of poor people and uplift them . Developing the life style of target group with economical upliftment and funding a good social life according to a newly modernized society as well as making them think that all are equal in all spears of life is the prime goal of organization .

    Flory trust with status of non proft and voluntary organization is serving the weaker Section of our society , its dedicated nature with spirit of full commitment and involvement and with keen interest and zeal irrespective of caste,colour,creed,religion or language for the past many years .

    Whereas , it is focusing to foil the needs of people through the fulfillment to such an extent , it is toiling strenuously with deep concenteration for the welfare of people by realising that they have to be promoted in all aspects .Such as,social ,cultural,health,educational and economical and should lead their life with flying colours.

    In the light of mobilizing funds or receiving grants from funding agency ,abroad,it has the legal certificate and F.C.R.A,issued by the secretary of government ,ministry of Home affairs ,govt of India , new delhi .

    Main target group of the organization :- Neo literates, semi literates ,dalits (sc) & st (adivasis) , women / girls , oppressed and depressed people , physically handicapped people like lame , and scrippled persons , deaf and dumb , blind and mentally retarded ,disadvantaged women, slum dwellers ,child labourers ,old aged people, drug users ,Disaster affected people , depressed children etc have been selected as a main target group for implementation of various kinds of projects according to need.

    We require financial support for the afore mentioned activity .We need finance for the following purposes and our activities :-

    Women empowerment
    Skill development and training
    Agriculture nursery
    Charity activities
    Free educational aids to poor students
    Medical aid for poor people
    Food for starving people

    Our dream project “ LOVE DALE “(Orphanage)

    Details of legal registration :

    a. Name of the organization : Flory and agricultural trust of kerala, India
    b. Address : 14/2829 , Behind Hanthi Juma Masjid
    Vadakkumuri , Kalmandappam
    Palakkad District 678001
    Kerala state
    c. Status of the organization : Non governmental organization (NGO)
    d.Date of establishment of
    organization : 19 – 02-2003
    e. Date and registration number : 19 – 02 – 2003 , ca , 83/03
    f. Act of the registration : Indian charitable societies act – 1860
    g. Place of registration : District registrar office ( societies) palakkad
    h. Date of existence : 19 – 02 – 2003

    Details of enrollment for foreign contribution certificate ( FCRA ) :

    a. Registration number and date : 052890096 ,25/01/2010
    b. Nature of f.c.r.a : Cultural ,economic ,educational and social
    c. Act of registration : Foreign contribution act (regulation) act of
    1976 (F.C.R.A)
    d. Place of registration : Ministry of home affairs ,govt of India ,new

    Future plans :-

    Micro credit services on macro level in kerala state which has specially three districts namely palakkad ,malapurram
    and wynad in kerala and in tamilnadu state which has at the outlets two districts namely coimbatore and nilgiris .
    ‘Rehabilitation home for the disadvantaged women and physically handicapped including mentally retarded
    ‘Establishment and run the marketing centre
    ‘Establishment and run the counseling centers
    ‘Seeds production for agriculture and horticulture and for establishment and run the agricultural research center.

    We would be grateful to receive your financial grants to fund our new projects on poverty alleviation ,location being
    rural district of palakkad , kerala state ,india ? Kindly favour us with financial grants ?

    SKYPE : flory trust

    Our web site : http://www.florytrust.org

    Mobile : 0091 9847545213
    0091 9446414017

    Awaiting response ,

    Yours faithfully ,



  11. October 24, 2012 at 8:20 am

    sir,we are rendering service to the differently abled children especially the mentally challenged children there are 63.
    2.Early intervention for the blind-17
    3.Early intervention for the deaf-23

    These helpless children need your support and guidence,we shall be thankful to you.
    They need good drinking water facilities.
    They need used clothes from europe age group is from 6 years to 18 years.
    Play materials.
    Physiotherapy instruments

    need your guidence to these helpless children,we shall be thankful to you.

    with regards,

  12. chithan2828
    December 22, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    i am an agent . If u have fund for an NGo, i have a very close connected NGo having 12A 80G FCRA and ready to get activated gateway. Its in bangalore. If u deliver funds to the trust extra incentives in percent can also be claimed for we both. For more details call me : poduval 09526570250

  13. May 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Respected Sir
    I am Ghanshyam Daniel Gainthana Bangar Block Jakholi,Disrict Rudraprayag Uttrakhand India.
    I am having a small trust Shining Mission India.Red. N, 2009- 2010. It is driving a small school.Christ Mission Academy in Gainthana Bangar. We have some orphens and . ane d very poor children whom we are able to give free education, but there are some more whom we are anable to provied. We are praying To God he may help us to make a orphnage to them Where they will receive free education, food,dress and tusion fee also.
    Would you like to stand for these children to give them one more chance and to wipe the tears of such children. Let us show the Love of God to them by help. We have FCRA 80G,12A.
    help these children by donating.
    Contact ———- ghanshyamdaniel@gmail.com Mobile — 9759460193

  14. August 5, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Respected Sir
    I am shameem Husain my birth palace is jaitpur patti post kunderki distt. moradabad state utter Pradesh I am having a small ngo Shining Mission India.Red. N, 65/92. We have some widos and d very poor women whom we are able to give free two goat., but there are some more whom we are anable to provied. We are praying To God he may help us to make a wdos to them Where they will income generate self .
    our ngo want to more than shg members give goats so help widos,poor women thats all. We have FCRA 80G,12A.
    help these widos , shg poor women by donating.
    Contact ———- samihusain13@gmail.com Mobile — 08191912530,9058662613

    • August 7, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      Great work, all the best.

  15. suraj shah
    September 13, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Hi my self suraj shah and i want a grant for the orphanage building if it is possible any grant for us please let me know. jeevanjyoti7@yahoo.in

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