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Non-profit organisation Giving platform GiveIndia launched ‘India Covid Response Fund’ (ICRF) with initial donations of ₹75 crore to support the on-ground Covid-19 relief efforts being carried out by its network of verified non-profits.
The fund will use a data-backed approach to identify the most critical areas of intervention pan India. GiveIndia has appealed to individuals and companies to come forward and support the ICRF in order to enable creation of a larger corpus that can support up to 10 million people nationally.
Some of the early donors to the fund include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org, HSBC India, Omidyar Network India, UBS Optimus Foundation, Marico, Uber India (through Uber Care driver fund), Binny Bansal and ATE Chandra Foundation. Other partners in the collective are CSIP from Ashoka University, Bridgespan, Indiaspora, Sattva, Dasra and IIFL Wealth. GiveIndia has also launched a fundraiser on Facebook and invited Indians from all walks of life to come forward and join the initiative.
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