What are the top ten charitable foundations in India?
Posted On July 28, 2021
In a bid to curb corruption and promote a more transparent governance system, India’s top charitable foundation, the Catholic Charity Federation (CCF), announced on Wednesday that it has chosen as its top charity one of the country’s biggest philanthropic organisations, the World Health Organisation (WHO) – a decision it said was “totally aligned with the goals of the CCF”.
The announcement came as the organisation was facing criticism from some quarters over its decision to award a scholarship to a man named Ajay M. Gupta, who was allegedly involved in the 2008-09 anti-Narendra Modi violence.
In a press release, CCF said the scholarship was given to Ajay Gupta, a prominent philanthropist and former president of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, who died in 2011.
It said he had made “a profound contribution” to the health and well-being of millions of people through his foundation.CCF said it was committed to the fight against corruption and corruption-related offences and was actively working with law enforcement agencies, civil society and the public to ensure that there was no bias against those who donate to the foundation.
The CCF, a charity established by the late Pope John Paul II, has become a global icon for philanthropy.
In 2015, the CCFs most prominent donors were Bill Gates and George Soros, followed by John Paul.
In 2018, the organisation donated $1.3 billion to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GBFATM), which is based in Washington, DC.