• Amid concern over some NGOs misusing foreign aid, the US is preparing an online searchable database containing a vetted list of transparent and accountable Indian non-government bodies so that philanthropists can safely donate funds to them. 

  • The database would facilitate tax deductible donations to organisations in India.

  • The State Department is working with a non-profit group called GuideStar India to create the online tool

  • GuideStar India provides information of over 1000 NGOs in India in an easy to search fashion to help users connect quickly with organisation(s) working in the area of their choice, the organisation said on its website