Funds Raised


Mumbai First:

It is a not for profit think tank which aims at Making Mumbai a better place to live, work and do business in. Mumbai First, also known as Bombay First is a unique model of public private participation and was set up by India’s industry leaders almost 20 years ago. The Tata’s, Mahindra’s, Godrej, ICICI, Asian Paints and HDFC are some of the original patrons of this initiative. The Empowered Committee chaired by the Chief Secretary of Maharashtra and represented by eight private sector representatives invited by Mumbai First and the Citizens Action Group (CAG), chaired by the Chief Minister and co-chaired by Mumbai First are some of many institutionalized initiatives. Mumbai First has also been instrumental in putting together the 40 year Concept Plan, a forward looking document for Mumbai (MMR) and also supporting the Maharashtra government in setting up the War Room. It can be reached on www.mumbaifirst.org

Making a Difference:

Making A Difference (M.A.D) Foundation is an infant not for profit institution which has made giant strides in the Mumbai spaces. A brain child of people with a heart, volunteers across this city have joined hands with a purpose of Education and Empowerment, to bring about a change, to make a difference.

MAD foundation is now recognised across the city for having initiated what no other institution could have done. The turnaround of a Railway station to make it beautiful. A walk around Borivali station or Khar Station or even Matunga station is now almost as soothing to the eye as is walking on a green patch.

In an initiative which has been acknowledged across India and appreciated by the Minister for Railways, volunteers of MAD got together and adopted these Railway stations and gave it a new lease of life. More on the work and initiatives of M.A.D can be accessed on www.makingadifferencefoundation.org

Daan Utsav:

Daan Utsav (formerly known as the Joy of Giving Week), like Diwali, Christmas, Id or Father's Day, is a celebration. It is a 100% volunteer driven initiative that encourages people to do any act of giving of their choice.  There is no blueprint and the idea is to get everyone to participate and experience giving. Started in 2009, the festival is celebrated between Oct 2-8, across the country.  As of 2014, 100+ cities have participated across the country, with 2+ million people celebrating giving from all walks of life, with 800+ events registered (from small individual events to those involving > 100,000 people) culminating in several crores generated in donations (cash and kind), and millions of volunteer hours. Daan Utsav has managed to change the way people live. www.daanutsav.org is the link which will share more on the initiatives.