This festive season, Rainmatter Foundation will be happy to do a Rs. 50000/- no-questions-asked donation on your behalf to 10 NGOs or ideas that you think we should contribute to. Play Secret Santa and pick upto 3 from the list below.
If there’s a new one you want to suggest or add, please leave a comment, link and reason you think this should be done so others can support it.
These ideas and teams should be working on fixing our ecology, or helping create green livelihoods especially outside tier-1 cities. We’re running this till Jan 10th and will then decide the 10 for the giveaway - please add more orgs and ideas to the list.
- ProtoVillage : an attempt to create the prototype of a rural community that enjoys autonomy with respect to its basic needs through ecologically sustainable ways http://protovillage.org/
- Foundation for Ecological Security thru local collective action http://fes.org.in/
- Million Recharge Wells for Bangalore Campaign : Biome Environmental Trust Million Wells | Urban Waters, Bengaluru
- Kalpavalli Community Conservation Area : Timbaktu Collective https://www.timbaktu.org/our-programmes/kalpavalli/
- Barefoot Self Governance for Change :
- Manthan Kotri : works on water conservation, health, education, etc in rural Ajmer https://www.manthankotri.in/
- Punarchith : evolve and engage with ideas that are suitable for everyday life in rural India landingpage - Punarchith
- Magasool : Helping 1500+ farmers grow better and not return to the city post covid Magasool - The Need
- Ferns Nature Conservation Society : facilitating local communities’ empowerment for the conservation of natural resources https://www.ferns.org.in/
- The Hive - Capacity building in beekeeping and bee sensitization https://www.thehivetrust.org/
- Forest First Samithi : degraded land eco-restoration and diversity planting in farm lands http://forestfirstsamithi.org/
- SayTrees : Create Urban Forests https://saytrees.org/
- Early Bird (NCF-India) : Helping young people get interested in Indian birds https://early-bird.in
- Farmers For Forests : Get folks to invest in forests to pay farmers for growing them https://www.farmersforforests.org.in/
- Aranya : Promoting permaculture, watershed mgmt, FPOs across 36 panchayats https://permacultureindia.org/on-going-projects/
- Centre for Wildlife Studies : Projects to reduce and manage human-wildlife conflicts https://cwsindia.org/
- Sauramandala : Assessing and adding capacities in remote clusters Sauramandala
- SusMafia : Sustainability advocacy at individual and org levels https://susmafia.org
- Clean Coonoor : SWM, conservation and restoration in Coonoor. https://www.cleancoonoor.org