Strengthening Philanthropic Giving & Impact Investing for Development in India

Strengthening Philanthropic Giving & Impact Investing for Development in India

As private domestic actors become more engaged in supporting development efforts in India, philanthropy and impact investing have the potential to catalyze greater support for those efforts from the private sector, a report from Intellecap and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation finds. The report, Strengthening Philanthopic Giving & Impact Investing for Development in India (25 pages, PDF), examined giving across four donor categories and found that high- and ultra-high-net-worth individuals have the resources to give as much as $11.8 billion a year, followed by individual donors ($5.1 billion), corporations ($3.3 billion), and diaspora Indians ($1.9 billion). The study outlines a number of opportunities for increasing private giving in the country, such as enabling knowledge sharing among established and emerging funders and establishing a giving-friendly tax and policy environment, as well as opportunities for raising the profile of impact investing.