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/
I think this is huge one for Bangalore - corporates, RWAs, wards, the BBMP - to accelerate adoption of. It also helps keep alive the skills of the very enthusiastic and enterprising well diggers community around Bangalore - they’ve geared up for this and can likely do much more that they’re doing now, if the demand grows.
Hey @sameershisodia - i’d love to nominate The Sustainability Mafia (legally ‘Sustainability Engine Foundation’) - a Section-8 NGO in India. We’re building an ecosystem for climate action and sustainability, leveraging all interested stakeholders with an input-side solution focus, and creating impact from a behavioral lens. More about SusMafia at www.susmafia.org and eco.susmafia.org
Happy to share more with you if you think we’d be eligible for your Secret Santa
@sameershisodia Nominating an NGO - Souramandala Foundation a Bangalore based NGO working with some of the most vulnerable communities in very remote regions of India. They have so far worked in few areas of Kashmir & the NE states on various projects around education, sustainable energy, sustainable livelihoods.
Just added one that @Santhosh pointed to. This seems to be an amazing effort towards creating community stewardship and self help for organic farming, better healthcare, water management etc. Ideas like these need to grow across the country.