Secular philanthropy: List of charities
Here's the sort of announcement for which this thread was created. Reposting from Prof. Narendra Nayak's announcement of the incorporation of the Aid Without Religion trust:

Quote:Got the documents of our trust after registration today. Opened the bank account: details- Aid without religion trust SB account number 1169101032608 IFSC codeCNRB0001169 at Canara bank Car street brancah, mangalore. Those who want income tax exemption under 80G have to wait for some time. No donations from outside India please.
Naam Foundation : Chennai-based organization founded by freethinking couple Suhasini and Mani Ratnam, offering mentoring services and vocational guidance to single women from the underprivileged communities
(06-Dec-2010, 01:33 AM)arvindiyer Wrote: The recent Nirmukta video contribution to the Out Campaign concludes with the call "Let us come together to build a culture of Reason and Compassion!". Building a culture of Compassion involves exercising empathy in tangible ways and putting our money where our mouth is.
3. Asha for education

Asha's Work an Hour (WAH) campaign for 2012 is currently underway. Details and donation links are available here. An appeal to contribute, which I had written for last year's WAH, can be read here.
I'd like to add Association for India's Development (AID) to this list. I've been associated with them in the past (limited association presently) and they do some really great work via affiliate NGOs in India. It goes without saying that their agenda is completely secular.

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A consolidated list of volunteer organizations involved in non-partisan relief efforts for victims of the recent Uttarakhand floods can be read, courtesy of the 'A Million Gods' blog at FreethoughtBlogs, here.
Avasara Academy is a progressive secondary school that educates girls of exceptional promise for a lifetime of leadership and contribution to society.

From the About section of the Academy's website:
Quote:We believe that a student's ability to pay fees should not affect their chances to experience this unique and holistic educational opportunity. We offer admission to exceptional girls and our financial assistance program seeks to ensure that all admitted students can attend.

I learnt about the donor opportunities at Avasara via a Teach for India (TFI) Fellow, some of whose work was earlier shared here. The TFI Fellow can be contacted via the contact details at this homepage in case anyone would like additional information about sponsoring one girl student.

PS: This is an appeal to fellow participants in the forums to remember to keep adding suggestions to this thread as we learn of new donor/volunteer opportunities. Other forum threads which are worth revisiting periodically, whether or not the forum is otherwise abuzz, can be found in this master-list of sorts. While such threads may not be as 'action-packed' as the ones with debates, they count as useful resource-building.

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