India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not-for-profit trust registered under Government of India established to serve as a credible institutional avenue to enable Overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India's social and development efforts. IDF-OI channelizes the philanthropic propensities and resources of the Overseas Indian community into national development and social projects. The Trust is chaired by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs. The Trust is exempt from the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.
In 2015-16, IDF OI will focus its efforts on enhancing Diaspora's contribution to India's social & development programme and increase outreach to the Indian Diaspora. It will enhance engagement with Overseas Indians and increase the number and variety of projects. IDF-OI will partner with the Government of India's flagship initiatives like the Swachh Bharat and Namami Gange and facilitate Overseas Indian philanthropy into these projects. IDF-OI will also partner with the State Govts to select projects identified by the State Governments and seek Overseas Indians engagement with these projects.
For more details, please visit https://idfoi.nic.in/.