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Due Diligence Process at United Way of India

Due Diligence at United Way of India is a collaborative effort and a multi-stakeholder process involving:

  • United Way personnel and team
  • Non-Profit/NGO partner
  • Beneficiaries of the project
  • Corporate partner
  • Experts from the focus area/field
  • United Way Board Members

During the selection process, some of the key criteria against which partners would be evaluated are mentioned below:

  • The potential to grow in effectiveness and impact
  • Ability to replicate the program in other geographical areas
  • Strong leadership and sound Management
  • Passion for strong community participation through demonstrated experiences
  • The use of technology and new age media to deliver innovative and creative solutions to address issues of education, health and livelihood
  • Transparency and Integrity in fund management
  • Engagement with UWI through a constant feedback mechanism

Key Principles:

  1. Legal Compliance: The NGO must conform to all legal requirements of the country as a registered non-profit body.
  2. Sustainability: The NGO programs must have quantifiable monitoring and evaluation indicators .
  3. Measurable Results: The NGO programs should lead to social/financial empowerment of beneficiaries and measurable positive behavior.
  4. Long Term Impact: The NGO must have a long term vision and mission and preferably be working with large population groups and its programs should aim at creating self-sufficiency among the beneficiaries.
  5. Scalability: Organized systems and processes of project execution with clearly defined goals and objectives, potential to grow and implement programs over a significant geographical area (city/district/state).
  6. Legislative Potential: The NGO understands the relationship between the governmental agencies and beneficiary groups and explores solutions to help change/modify systems to impact the groups positively.


To be eligible to receive funding from United Way of India, an NGO must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a registered not-for-profit organization in India.
  2. Have an active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least every quarter .
  3. Have a stated mission and bye-laws .
  4. Not be affiliated with any political party.
  5. Conduct an annual audit and submit the audit report to the concerned authorities.
  6. Subscribe to the mission of United Way as demonstrated by conforming to the Memorandum of Understanding (to be signed between the NGO and United Way).

Please find below a list of our key NGO partners:

1. Aarambh
2. Akshara Foundation
3. Agastya International Foundation
4. HOPE Foundation
5. Janaseva
6. Meljol
7. Navnirmiti
9. Shirsti
11. Ummeed
12. Vidya
13. Senior Citizens Society School, in Michael Palya
14. Bangalore Environment Trust (BET)
15. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
16. Manipal Hospital
17. Mapunity
18. Sankara Eye Hospital
19. Sparsh Hospital
20. Unnati
21. Saksham
22. Udayan Care
23. Pragati
24. Mobile Creche
26. Arpan Charitable Trust
27. Baroda Citizen Council
28. Disha Charitable Trust
29. Akshar Trust
30. V- One Society
31. Society for the Physically Handicapped
32. Gujarat Raktpitt Nivaran Seva Sangh
33. Shram Mandir Trust
34. Gujarat Nature Conservation Society.
35. Indian Red Cross Society
36. Citizens Blood Donation Society
37. Medical Care Centre Trust
38. Shroffs Foundation Trust
39. Shree Narhari Hospital
40. B. M. Parikh Foundation Trust
41. Sindhu Sevak Sangh
42. Community Science Centre
43. Bal Bhavan Society
44. AIESEC Baroda
45. Jagruti Samaj Seva Mandal Trust
46. Sahaj- Shishu Milap
47. Olakh
48. Deepak Charitable Trust
49. Karelibaug Bhagini Samaj
50. Nirmala Samaj Kendra
51. Mook Dhwani Trust
52. Jagrut Grahak
53. Asha Special Education Centre
54. Hari Om Seva Trust
55. Jeevan Akshay Charitable Trust
56. Sama Varishtha Mitra Mandal