Top 5 NGOs In India Doing Stupendous Work!


Many NGOs and organizations for social change have mushroomed in India in the previous decade but very few have expanded on the basis of scale and the impact on the community. After all, it’s a herculean task to scrape through red tapism in the government to be able to establish an NGO in the first place.

And considering the lack of transparency in transactions in our country, donations and sponsorships too are not easy to receive too. In spite of all these hurdles, there are a few NGOs that have made substantial social impact in India until now.


Smile Foundation


Formed in 2002, the Smile Foundation promotes the cause of education amongst underprivileged children. The people behind the Smile Foundation have envisaged children to be the building blocks of the future and hence have developed programs ranging from healthcare, education, livelihood, women empowerment to a system where privileged children can help their underprivileged counterparts.

To cite a more familiar example, the award winning documentary “I am Kalam” that was based on a cause for children was supported by the Smile Foundation.

Visit the website for more details: Smile Foundation

Nanhi Kali



Nanhi Kali is a sponsorship project that was started by Anand Mahindra in 1996, with the aim of breaking the vicious circle of poverty in India by educating the girl child. In partnership with 21 others NGOs that help the Nanhi Kali project to implement its cause, every sponsor gives a selected girl child the required academic and material support.

You too, can sponsor the education of a girl child with just Rs. 2400 or Rs. 3600 a year and get regular reports regarding her progress. Did you know that the goal of Project Nanhi Kali is to support education for 1,00,000 girl children by this year end?

Visit the website for more details: Nanhi Kali

GiveIndia Foundation



Most of you might have heard about the ‘Joy of Giving Week’ celebrations that find national coverage in the Indian media each year. This week of giving is hosted by GiveIndia Foundation which doesn’t do hands-on grassroots community work, but holds a unique position amongst Indian NGOs because. Why? Because it acts as an online and offline donation platform for more than 200 Indian NGOs that have been scrutinized through the GiveIndia scanner for their transparency and credibility in operations.

If you donate through GiveIndia, they will tell you exactly where your money has gone and follow it up with a feedback report. This organization for social change set up by an IIM-A alumnus has been the recipient of many awards for their work in creating accountability in the area of donations.

Visit the website for more details: Give India



Listed by Forbes as India most powerful rural entrepreneur organization, Goonj has overtaken several milestones in adding value to the community in the past.

With the famous “Vastra Samman” program, Goonj has mobilized recyclable and re-usable items like clothes, books, grains, exports surpluses and much more from urban to rural centers.

With many donations points across the country, Goonj has been successfully channelizing more than more than 70,000 kgs of material every month, has a team of more than 300 volunteers and partners with 250 other organizations.

Visit the website for more details: Goonj

HelpAge India



Set up all the way back in 1978, HelpAge India has been providing support to India’s abandoned, poor and isolated elderly folk. Amongst many other ancillary functions to support the grey population of India, HelpAge India plays a critical role in influencing policy change for the elderly in governments and providing emotional and material support to the abandoned elderly.

From opening physiotherapy centers to sponsoring cataract operations, from providing help lines for the elderly to help them understand and fight for their rights, HelpAge India has come a long way. Did you know that this NGO also represents its cause in the National Planning Commission of India?

Visit the website for more details: HelpAge India

Whether you have monetary resources to give away or your time to be donated with some hands-on community work, you have many transparent donation options in India to choose from. With a variety of methods of giving now available, make sure you do your bit of good towards the society!

  1. Rahul Jacker says

    Help India is a good organization. We had various types of social activities. Thanks for sharing the great contribution to the Organization!

  2. Bobby Jack says

    It is so nice to see that people still care about social issues and are ready to take steps for the betterment of society.
    It’s good to see that individuals are striving to uplift society.

  3. sravan kumar says

    The poor family is staying in toilet at Pocharam Village, Edapalli Mandal, Nizamabad Dist Telengana. Their house was collapsed due to heavy rains. It was reported in EENADU news paper on 16th November. Anybody interested to join hands with me to help the poor family.
    sravan kumar 9246375635

  4. parul vyas says

    i stay at mumbai now

  5. Ajay says

    Muskan is the platform for all those peoples who want to give their participation for the development of
    the society. And for this purpose, Muskan invites people to support as the way they want. You can
    either be the volunteer or you can send the monetary support or you can even give the materialistic as
    well. What all you need to do is just call Muskan 9953659128.

  6. Ajay says

    Muskan is the platform for all those peoples who want to give their participation for the development of the society. And for this purpose, Muskan invites people to support as the way they want. You can either be the volunteer or you can send the monetary support or you can even give the materialistic as well. What all you need to do is just call Muskan 9953659128.

  7. Srinivas mekala says

    A small village living me. We want some development of this village some best help

  8. Rishabh gandhi says

    I have an ngo idea but nkt able to decide how to start it. Basically my idea is that now a day many people are not able to get loans either because of the high rate of interest rate of beacuse bank dont give them. I have aan idea that we will take donations from people whomsoever want to give they can give the money and i will keep the money in bank. Normally a bank gives maximum of 4? rate of interest on savings account and take a minimum of 9-10? of rate of interest on any kind of loan . So i thought that the donation which gets collected i will keep it in bank so bank will give 4? interest and till that i will find the people who are actually in neend of thar money and promise and guarantees to pay money back so i will provide them with money with 5? rate of interest
    So it will be beneficail to them as they get their money at the time of need and also with low rate of interest and our donationis also utilised and every time we get a fix rate of interest of 4? so as time willmpass money will make.more money and indirectly make us capable of giving more funds to more people and our reach will extend. So anytime we will have the money to help some needy and we wont get inti loss.
    I have this idea i want to know what are the breakpoints of it where all places this idea cango wrong please do help. And give suggestion so i could think upon it.Thank you.

    1. Venkata Kiran Kothapalli says

      Good idea please let us know we are ready to join hands with you in implementing this. First of all we need to either register ourselves with RBI or any existing player in the market. Generally mutual funds support higher interest rates, but do not give guarantee for the principle, we have to work on a model where the fund operator gives a guarantee for the principle, and the interest. I will be available on [email protected].


      Venkata Kiran


    I am Jagdish Suresh Kelshikar
    Doing independent social work.
    Received letters for Bravery Award
    from MP, MLA, Mayor of Mumbai,
    Since waiting for Award to Receive.
    Regarding social work done by me in Railway accident and other social work carried by me.
    My calling number 9821318695
    Maharashtra India

  10. Asim Kumar Mallik says

    Respected Sir
    One mother’s appeal to admit any hostel/Ashram for free residence and education for her girl child of about age 10 years(Joyti Pal studying in class 2) residence of Hemanta Nagar, P.O-Jugberia,Dist.-North 24 Pgs,Kolkata-700 110 . Father Mihir pal , mentally patient and mother maid servant) another two girl child they have(8 years and 3 years)

    and another deaf and dumb girl about 11 years and studied class 4.
    Asim Kumar Mallik,running an ngo working free coaching /tution for country liquor producer ‘ s children.

  11. praful says

    Sir , there is a lady in our area she got mad, she is unmarried only her father is there to take care of her. Because of poor economic condition they are unable for treatment . Pls guide. 8255041997

  12. prajapati Bhise says

    Hello sir,
    I am prajapati music director in film industry, & I have some composition which is based on girl child harassment.. & I will proud to release it for this organization. Its my small contribution !!!
    Contact: 8600690388

  13. sudhir says

    Hey friends most of the NGOs in India are working with conversion in mind , so I am very upset with our missionary NGOs…………………..Though I know one or two NGOs with good credentials………………….Came across this list of top 5 NGOs which are not involved in Conversion actiivities…………..

    You may think to donate these NGOs

  14. Firdos Khan says

    dear sir,
    we are from Assam, we are a team of 40 people, worked in a project of Assam. we need job. if possible plz help us.

    1. Rajesh Sharma says

      Dear Firdos,

      Please share your contact details we are having jobs for everyone all over INDIA.

      Please conatct me 07503022092


      Rajesh Sharma

  15. NGO in Bangalore says

    it is so good to see people care about the social issues and are also ready
    to take steps for the betterment. Once such NGO
    in Bangalore
    is Ashirvadam. It provides funds and grants to NGOs and also
    individuals striving to uplift society

    1. Mukti Tirkey says

      We are publishing Hindi weekly “Dalit Adivasi Duniya” from Delhi for the last 15 years.The weekly is exclusively dedicated for the issues of Adivasi people of India.
      We have also NGO named “Mahila Mitra Mandal” with FCRA and all documents like 80G,12A etc.
      Your guidance and support is solicited.

    2. amit says

      nanhi kali ngo is very bad ngo it has not done any work for anyone it is only demanding for donations it has only profile, photo and other things but it doesn’t have any list of work done by it because they have not done in work so why they will put list of their works

  16. ESHA THAKUR says

    I want to support 1 child with studies and other living needs.

    Kindly guide with the reliable child support organisations in India.

    1. e.v.s.lakshmi says

      Namaste self Lakshmi.iam a mother off one girl husband expired in an daughter is studying medicine in abroad.but suddenly my cancer attacked my mother.because off that now iam unable to provide education for my child and searching for supporting hands for her future education.please help my child.

      1. sravan kumar says

        Did you file any claim for the death of your husband in an accident before Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal?

  17. leo says

    Awsome article. NGO’s are real gamechangers! Now they should start
    concentrating more on wildlife consrevation,
    reforestation and preserving the nature.
    Also funding for education of the poor. It’s
    time for the gamechangers to step up their level!

  18. rama says

    Multiple of NGOs r mushrooming in.developing India. Do we really have a stable career oppurtunity in.this field.

  19. Akansha Jain says

    I remember once I participated into ‘Joy of Giving Week’ which had been celebrated in my school 4 years ago, it was fun to do such things in school as many don’t understand why we are doing this.
    Once asking for donation a parent questioned me regarding ‘Joy of Giving’ like “why this school is wasting time into such celebration rather teaching pupils?”

    I had no answer to that Q. Maybe I didn’t knew what is ‘Joy of Giving’ then, OR maybe I wasn’t motivated towards its cause.

    But now I am love this week, and I donate as much as possible in this whole week, from soft-toys to my old dairies(unused ones), I give all to super cute children’s.

    I had seen many NGO, School & College children’s distributing juices in this whole week of ‘Joy of Giving’ to all pedestrians on footpaths, railway stations, local markets, etc

  20. shafahome says

    the work of a NGO is not easy task. some times NGOs make tuff task very easy and simple. when people in trouble

  21. N.D.Kamble says

    Respected Donor,

    I am Namdev Kamble, a social activist from a tiny and Backward Part of Maharashtra State(India) The
    village, village located in the vicinity of SANGLI District represents a Non profit Organization “The
    JAT TALUKA BAHUJAN SHIKSHAN PRASARAK MANDAL”. The Circle is a “Social Transformation Initiative”
    spearheaded by committed Social workers towards ensuring education and empowerment of neglected and
    vulnerable people and enables them to have a Life with Dignity at par with other citizens. This
    Voluntary Organization registered under Charitable Society Act with Registered No. 9223 has pioneered
    with major focus on education and health and created a base for the hitherto neglected sections to swim
    against the odds and achieve quality life and are searching for avenues and tools from Government
    Organizations, Non Government Organizations, International Institutions, and the individuals who
    believe in joining their hands to support and mainstream the lives of thousands of unlucky people in
    and around the region.

    Our Vision: To see that a Human Society devoid of inequalities, injustice, oppression and
    discrimination emerges and ensures opportunities for each and every human being to grow and develop
    their faculties to attain maximum usefulness and live a life with Peace and happiness.

    Our Mission: Transformation and Reformation towards creating an stable society with knowledge, good
    health, capacity and achievements and spreading human values, livelihoods, ethics and peace through
    activities in harmony with Eco Systems.

    In this regards, our trust have undertaken Several work for the benefit of the people in this region .
    This region is very backward and due to poverty , we came across several Cancer, AIDS/HIV+ve patients
    especially youths but they are unable to take medical treatment due to social stigma and high cost .
    Besides, there is no such Medical Hospital facilities for specialized treatment for which they have to
    travel to nearest areas. Therefore our trust have decided to start the following project for the
    benefit of general Public as listed Below

    a) To set up Rehabilitation Centers at 4 places for the AIDS/HIV+ve patients.

    b) To set up a 300 beds Super specialty Hospital in this area for Treatment and to serve the Humanity.

    c) To develop the nearby village for comprehensive health coverage and upliftment.

    The total cost of the proposed project is Rs. 20.06 Crores. We plan to take up these projects in phases
    in 3 years so that full benefit of these are utilized by the weakest part of the society .A detailed
    Project Report is enclosed for your perusal and necessary action. We request you to kindly donate for
    this noble cause.

    We would be very grateful for any donation or assistance you can provide. Even a very small
    contribution would be beneficial and encourageous to us.

    I have included a brochure that tells more about ‘THE JAT TALUKA BAHUJAN SHIKSHAN PRASARAK MANDAL’. For
    more details Please visit our website or for feel free to give a call to undersign.

    Thank you for giving your valuable time to read this mail. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Looking forward to a positive response.


    Namdev D. Kamble President

    At-Post Yeladari Tal-Jath District-SANGLI
    State Maharashtra India 416404
    Tel 91 2344 246777
    Cell 91 8806494722 91-9421130061
    Jath Village SANGLI Dist Maharashtra State


    Namdev D. Kamble President
    At-Post Yeladari Tal-Jath District-SANGLI
    State Maharashtra India 416404
    Tel 91 2344 246777
    Cell 91 8806494722 91-9421130061
    Jath Village SANGLI Dist Maharashtra State

    1. vineet pandey says

      hello sir i have new ngo “human wellfare society”up in jaunpur distic.i want contact with u sir

      1. amitha says

        Hello sir, my name is Amitha ,i am a doctor by profession , specialised in skin diseases, i have also taken part in some of the awareness programmes like leprosy eradication and prevention programme, HIV/STD prevention programmes, condom promotion, educating people about practising safe sexual practises. i also treat sexual related problems, skin diseases, and leprosy. after reading the mail i am interested in doing social service in health care, i would be very glad if your organisaton gives me opportunity to do this, i feel my knowledge will be waste if it doesnt serve humanity. lets make india a healthy and educated India.let me know if i can be of any help.
        thanking you,
        Dr. Amitha
        [email protected]

  22. wasim says

    i m very sorry to say that most of the NGOs preferred to working in plane areas ,there they approached easily,most of the villages in JAMMU & KASHMIR is badly effected and no one is ready to work there.i had seen that still many children’s are not going to schools are left the schools in half way due to over burden of the rest families,earlier marriage is the second issue,child labour,child abuse,many types of disease etc.

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  24. Priya says

    There are plenty of NGOs in India and most of them differ from each other in one way or another. Here is one more NGO Annamrita which runs midday meal scheme for school children across India. It caters over 12,00,000 meals everyday from 20 kitchen centers across 8 states.

  25. sekhar says

    hi sir am sekhar Fashion designer i have Project works i ll give the funds to ur org conatct me


    1. Sainath Gaikwad says

      Dear Sekhar,
      We run NGO in Solapur ( Maharashtra ) Shantai Anathashram, our NGO need help as a donation Or

      Request – our NGO need help from you by any type as per your possibilities.
      You can make online donation by using
      Click the Charity name / shantai anathashram, solapur.
      Then you make the donation to our NGO.

  26. Maniraj Gurung says

    Sir/Madame, I was working in a money marketing of Durgapur, West Bengal, after the case of Sharda Company, our company also not returning the maturity of customers, so I would like to request you to kindly do some favour, if you have any provision for this kind of case.

  27. devendra says

    r/sir, pl send it to write place because i have not more knowledge about so pl support it for noble causes.
    hello sir, i have get so many training MANAGE agriculture institute hydra bad, INDIA .livestock training I.V.R.I. berreley u.p . national institute of agriculture. marking Jaipur etc. i have20yr. experience in t.v. prog.production in rural, agriculture, self employment, health awareness,ladies child and social issues.i produce i produce so many program format this type of subject for welfare mankind. now i feel i doing much work and i fully devoted to agriculture work and i work for rural youth and child and woman welfare. and as well as i lot of work to do for this field. i have so many unique ideas which i get to when i work on this field. this ideas not very expensive only this type of problem we solve when we help together. i am fully confident about this noble cause. but without any support this is not possible and susses. so pl understand my vision and support my goal. after this success model implement everywhere. pl cont me 09826425573. my e maildevendraverma34@yahoo. thanks n regards pl.cont me. again i say i am not a very good writer and i cant a draft this letter very nicely, but this vision is very noble and this not only for the single country but welfare for the hole mankind. pl. think and support it. i am also write so many article on agriculture and self employment articles.

    hello sir, i am working for sports promotion (various sports activity)science last 19yr. i work done so many television prog. produce on this subjects,my vision to supports to sucsess stories of players and related to this field. i produce regular and live sports events and well as i work for and traditional minor games which is this connection i request to you in this field i have some ideas which is not very expensive but very necessary for world sports promotion. my mobile no.09826425573, e mail- [email protected] pl call me and i will explain all maters. ( sports promotion and welfare very necessary for society now these days) thanks and regards.

  28. movvasravani says

    Dear sir or mam,iam from jagdalpur bastar dist chhattisghar I have completed btech and interested to work for our society I want to open NGO to help the people so plz give me advice as am not working but to open NGO money is required so plz help I really want to do something to people

  29. Sumitra Moolya says

    All NGOs are doing a gr8 job :)

  30. Suryabhan SIngh Rathore says

    Dear Sir/Ma’am,


    I am an electrical engineer and working with Indian MNC, having +13 years professional experience. posted at
    Bhopal. My native place is Tehsil Amarpatan- Satna-MP-India . I want start
    working as a social worker for poor childrens and women and old aged parents who are unable to survive. Kindly advice
    how i can be associated with your NGO. I have very good contacts with
    local citizens.


    SB Singh Rathore
    M: +91 88789-48000

  31. Dr.A.Jagadeesh says

    Excellent. Some NGOs are doing marvelous work.
    Dr.A.Jagadeesh Nellore(AP),India

  32. Rajiv Agarwal says

    Our NGO Rapid Response making huge impact in flood affected communities in Uttarakhand. Please visit and donate. Thanks.

  33. Pranjul Mishra says

    Narayan Seva Sansthan is one of the best charity organization.Since 1985, over one lakh polio afflicted people have been freely and successfully operated under Narayan Seva Sansthan’s move towards self-dependence of the handicapped. Sansthan has bagged Limca Award for the record number of polio operations. Our aim is work for the ‘Free OF Cost’ treatment and the rehabilitation of the poor, destitute, disabled people. To bring the disabled people into the main stream of the society by making them stand and walk on their own feet their after ‘free of cost ‘ corrective surgery their by developing self confidence within themselves to become self-sufficient , on their own. The organization has engaged itself in different educational, social and medical services for the persons well as that needy, especially from the tribal belt. It is maintaining and orphan children hostel and a residential school for the blind, deaf-dumb and mentally retarded children. In order to make them self dependent sansthan is providing training of sewing,carpentry,bamboo work etc. and also has vocational training center providing courses on computer servicing,T.V./V.C.R. repairing etc. The other aim of Narayan Seva Sansthan includes the ‘ free of cost’ services activities such as distribution of calipers, laboratory tests of patients suffering from polio and by birth other disabilities, medical examination of patients, physiotherapy , boarding & lodging, education vocation training etc.

    Tha organization losts of Awards. visit

  34. Shatru says

    You missed RDT.

    Rural Development Trust (RDT) has been carrying out need based welfare and integrated programs of development for rural poor and needy especially …

  35. Parul Goyal says

    Helping OLD AGE mean to help NATION……good job
    a great SALUTE to this NGO..

  36. Nikky says

    Sai Educational Rural & Urban Development Society (SERUDS) is a voluntary organization (VO), Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), non profit charity created by likeminded people who are up to making a difference in the society by working for the holistic development of poorer communities focusing on care for elderly, destitute women and underprivileged children.

    SERUDS has been working in the rural & urban slums for the last 8years and has made inroads into rural & urban development in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

    SERUDS NGO India works for the empowerment of under privileged, vulnerable and needy sections of the society particularly Children, Women and Youth. SERUDS approach is to address the health, education, environment, economic, cultural issues of the society. SERUDS India NGO aims to facilitate for the self-sufficiency and overall development of all irrespective of caste, creed and gender. SERUDS a NGO in India works in diversified activities like awareness creation, capacity building, skill development, sustainable livelihoods, rural & agricultural development and slum development. It also provides relief to victims of atrocities, harassment and natural calamities like drought & floods. Visit for more details on the activities .

    SERUDS has been a committed organisation and to continue the good work are looking for funds. If you are seriously interested in participating yourself for the social cause you can donate using the following link:



  38. webadmin says

    The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Ngo in India, runs one of the world’s largest mid day meal program. Akshaya Patra distribute freshly cooked, Nutrition meals daily to 1.3 million underprivileged children in 9,000 government schools through 20 kitchens in 10 states across India

    1. Ketan taunk says

      Great job keep it up .
      We also have NGO (Angels A well fear organisetion)

  39. Technary says

    Helpage India is really a very good organization. Even when I was in the school 7 years back. We had various social activities. Full support! Thanks for sharing the great contribution to the World!

  40. GiveIndia Ngo Seruds says

    Respected Mr.Anshu Gupta Ji, Congratulations to you and your team.

  41. GiveIndia Ngo Seruds says

    good to hear that our GiveIndia is featuring here.

  42. Dhaval Udani says

    Thanks for featuring GiveIndia here.

  43. Sankalp Patnaik says

    I would like to know how did you arrive to rate them as top ngos.. there are many ngo working at grassroots in villages helping a large number of beneficiaries.. though I am not taking anything away from these ngo too… but I feel that a systematic manner of ranking can be developed like no of beneficiaries, amount of income increased..etc.

  44. Azal says

    Do not donate World Vision. They are using our money to spread christianity and to convert children to that religion.

    1. shaanthi dasari says

      definetely but there are genuine ngo which seeks real doations to women empowerment which could not able to reach the final result by lack of funds to our ngos.

  45. Rambabu Thummala Cherla says

    well done….keep up the good work:)

  46. Aditi Singh says

    me too will never forget our Bus trips..i've learn so many gd things from u :) thank u sir :)

  47. Robert Dequadros says

    Congratulations to the top 5…..your work has brought you here.

    1. Aditi Singh says

      work of Helpage India speaks..cngrts sir :)

    2. Robert Dequadros says

      Aditi Singh: thanks…what are you doing these days ?

    3. Aditi Singh says

      given few job interviews and preparing ur entrance exams 4 the job..

    4. Aditi Singh says

      hw ru sir??

    5. Robert Dequadros says

      Well thank you….I will never forget our bus trips

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