India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians

India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), a not-for-profit trust registered under Government of India, serve as a credible institutional avenue to enable Overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India's social and development efforts. IDF-OI channelises the philanthropic propensities and resources of the Overseas Indian community into national development and social projects. The Trust is chaired by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Hon'ble Minister of External Affairs. The Trust is exempt from the provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.


IDF OI focusses its efforts on enhancing Diaspora's contribution to India's social & development programme and increase outreach to the Indian Diaspora. It will enhance engagement with Overseas Indians and increase the number and variety of projects. In recent months, two community toilets in Vijayawada and Amritsar have been constructed with their donations and two more in Sikkim and Amritsar are being constructed. Several contributions have been received for National Mission for Clean Ganga.  More details can be accessed from IDF-OI website -


A video message from External Affairs Minister urging Overseas Indians to support flagship programmes Swachh Bharat Mission, National Mission for Clean Ganga and other social and development projects in India through IDF-OI can be downloaded from


IDF-OI PamphleT