India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI)

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) was set up by the Government of India in 2008 as a not-for-profit Trust to facilitate Overseas Indian philanthropy into social and development projects in India. The Trust is exempt from provisions of the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010 of the Ministry of Home Affairs which enables IDF-OI to receive foreign contributions.

IDF-OI is administered by a Board of Trustees, chaired by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister of External Affairs.

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1 IDF Brochure IDF Brochure (Size : 200 KB)
2 Annual Report 2015-16 IDF Brochure(Size : 312 KB)
3 Annual Report 2015-16 (Hindi) IDF Brochure(Size : 542 KB)
4 Annual Report 2016-17 IDF Brochure(Size : 58 KB)
5 Annual Report 2016-17 (Hindi) IDF Brochure(Size : 125 KB)
6 The Eighth Meeting of Board of Trustees of IDF-OI ( May 12, 2017 ) IDF Brochure(Size : 548 KB)
7 Separate Audit Report 2017-18 IDF Brochure(Size : 526 KB)
8 Separate Audit Report 2016-17 idf brochure(Size : 325 KB)
9 Separate Audit Report 2015-16 idf brochure(Size : 456 KB)
10 Separate Audit Report 2014-15 idf brochure(Size : 654 KB)
11 Separate Audit Report 2013-14 idf brochure(Size : 454 KB)
12 Separate Audit Report 2012-13 idf brochure(Size : 121 KB)
13 Separate Audit Report 2011-12 idf brochure(Size : 124 KB)

IDF-OI Board of Trustees:


Smt. Sushma Swaraj
Minister of External Affairs

Vice Chairman

Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay
Secretary (OIA and CPV) Ministry of External Affairs

Eminent Overseas Indians

Dr Bharat Haridas Barai
Medical Director of the Cancer Institute, Methodist Hospitals,Indiana, USA

Mr. Y. Sudhir Shetty
President, UAE Exchange Centre, UAE

Mr. Yusuff Ali M.A
Chairman and Managing Director, Lulu International, UAE

Mr. Govind Sovale
President, Indo-Swiss Centre, Zurich, Switzerland

Eminent Resident Indians

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
President, The Art of Living

Mr. Vara Prasad Rongala
Managing Director, Invensis Technologies

Swami Chidanand Saraswati
President, Parmarth Niketan Ashram

Dr. Chinmay Pandya
Pro Vice Chancellor, Dev Sanskriti University, Haridwar

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. S. Jaishankar
Foreign Secretary

Shri Rajiv Gauba
Home Secretary

Shri Shri Tapan Ray
Secretary, Dept of Economic Affairs

Shri Amitabh Kant
CEO, Niti Aayog


Joint Secretary (OIA II), Ministry of External Affairs

Objectives of the Trust:

  • Lead philanthropy by overseas Indians into India and facilitate philanthropic partnerships.
  • Provide a list of credible institutions, projects and programmes to Overseas Indians.
  • Function as a clearing house for all philanthropy related information on India.
  • Partner with and encourage credible philanthropic organisations.
  • Promote accountability and 'good practices' in overseas Indian philanthropy.

Mandate :

IDF-OI’s present mandate is to promote the following projects for funding by Overseas Indians:

  • Government of India’s flagship programmes – National Mission for Clean Ganga and Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • Social and Development projects identified by State Governments.

Recognizing the emotional connect of Overseas Indians with their place of origin in India, IDF-OI has also partnered with State Governments to offer projects identified by them for contribution by Overseas Indians. 15 States are now working with IDF-OI and are keen to seek assistance of Overseas Indians for projects in areas like Women’s Empowerment, Sustainable Livelihood, Education, Sanitation, and Healthcare. Projects are available for funding in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Mizoram, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra.

Monitoring Mechanism:

During and after project implementation, the contributor will receive quarterly progress reports from project implementing agency regarding the impact made by the project; and feedback about actual site/beneficiaries along with photographs/videos. The project implementation reports will also be posted on the IDF-OI portal. The reports will have the contacts of the State Government or the implementing agency should the donor wish to contact them directly Contributors will receive quarterly accounts of actual Project expenditures from implementing agencies to ensure that the schedule of Project goals, the actual costs as compared with the original budget estimates is being met.

IDF-OI does not charge any administrative cost from contributions made by Overseas Indians. Every rupee of the contribution will go where it is needed the most.

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Funds can be transferred to IDF-OI’s Bank Account.

To contribute via bank transfer please write to us at,

Jobs at IDF-OI

No Vacancy

Contact details

Address : Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra 15-A, 15B and 15D, Dr. Rizal Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, Delhi 110021
Phone : +91 11 24156450/51/52 /+91 11 26881052
Fax : +91 11 26882431
Email : ,
Website : External website that opens in a new window
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Twitter : @GivingtoIndia


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