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Payroll Giving

  • Payroll Giving Programs
    • Employee Payroll giving, where employees pledge voluntarily part of their salary for a cause of their choice.
    • United Way of Mumbai creates the payroll giving strategy for the corporate, organizes the payroll giving launch, assists and guides HR through the process and monitors and evaluates the progress of the NGO projects supported
    • Some examples of the impact made through payroll giving:
      • Nutritious mid-day meals provided to children in schools and shelters for orphan and destitute children
      • Computer literacy to youth in conflict with law at their correctional facilities
      • Medical facilities provided to elderly in an old age home
      • Giving hundreds of street children an opportunity to study through the school on wheels concept
How to get involved?
Payroll giving is a voluntary program for employees of a corporate, to make regular financial contributions to NGO projects across the country working on different causes ranging from education, income and health from their salaries, through their company's payroll.
If you are a CORPORATE:


  • We offer :
    • Strategy Plan - Create a suitable payroll giving strategy for your company
    • Select suitable NGOs - Identify NGOs as per the philosophy of the corporate/choice of the employees
    • Due Diligence of the NGOs - We ensure that all funds are directed to credible non profits with excellent track record in helping build sustainable communities
    • Create a buzz - Devise innovative ways to ensure the payroll giving program in your company achieves its objectives. Create collaterals - videos, posters, brochures, mailers etc. so that there is 100 % participation.
    • Manage all the back end work -Compilation of employee donation data, creation of an online system for giving, so as to facilitate a smooth flow of funds from the corporate to the NGOs.
    • Fund Management- Quarterly disbursement to the Ngos selected for inclusion under the program.
    • Monitoring & Evaluation - We believe in focused giving, where the money goes to an identified project at the NGO rather than to the NGO itself. The projects selected are closely monitored by UWM and employees get regular reports on the project they are helping to grow. A mid-term review is conducted every 6 months which is followed by an annual evaluation determining the plan for the next year.
    • Provide Reports and Feedback on the NGO progress - Regular visits are conducted to the NGOs/projects and quarterly updates are provided to the employees. A half yearly and an annual fund utilization statement are also submitted to the corporate and the employee donors.
    • Organize Employee Engagement Programs - An employee engagement calendar is prepared so that employees are given ample opportunities to visit the NGOs and spend time with the beneficiaries
  • Benefits
    • Corporate - Quick and easy to set-up and administer, Payroll Giving is a great way for you to demonstrate commitment to the causes that your employees care about. It can also aid retention and recruitment of staff, and enable you to generate a sustainable income stream to charities.
    • Employees - Payroll Giving is an easy, tax-effective way to give to charity so it costs employees less to give more. The system is easy to opt in and out of, giving donors full control over their giving. Employees are entitled to claim 50% tax exemption under 80G (5) (vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for giving.

Call us and we will plan a customized program to suit the needs of your corporate and employees

If you are an NGO

    • Register free - You can register with us by filling up our NGO FACTSHEET which will give us information about the work that you do!
    • Complete all Due Diligence phases - As and when there is a requirement and your NGO has passed all the phases of the Due Diligence process one of us will get back to you and discuss ways in which we can partner
    • We look forward to partnering with you in helping build sustainable communities!
    • Benefits - Steady stream of funds and a pool of expertise as donors are always willing to contribute their time to help out in any way they can!

Who is involved?

    • Allegis Services (India) Pvt Ltd
    • Bank of America
    • Citibank
    • Deloitte
    • HSBC
    • JP Morgan
    • Kellogg India Pvt Ltd


    • Aarambh
    • Akshaya Patra Foundation
    • Bharti Foundation
    • Cancer Patient's Aid Association
    • Centre for Social Service
    • Childline India Foundation
    • Desire Society
    • Don Bosco Navjeevan
    • Freedom Foundation Trust
    • Gnanmata Sadan Society
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • HelpAge India
    • Hope Foundation
    • Hyderabad Council of Social Welfare
    • Impact India Foundation
    • Iskcon Food Relief Foundation
    • Junior Achivement India
    • Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust
    • Katha
    • Meljol
    • Muktangan - Paragon Charitable Trust
    • Muskaan Sharing Smiles
    • Navjeevan Centre
    • Neesakkaram 
    • Pratham India
    • Reaching Hand
    • Sadhna Village
    • Sahaara Charitable Society
    • Salaam Baalak Trust
    • Salaam Bombay Foundation
    • Sandipani Gurukul
    • Search Years
    • Smile Foundation
    • Sneha Jeevan Kendra
    • SOS Children's Villages of India
    • Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC)
    • Society Undertaking Poor People's Onus for Rehabilitation (SUPPORT)
    • Spoorthi Foundation
    • Sukrupa
    • The Akanksha Foundation
    • Teach for India
    • Touching Lives
    • Umang Foundation
    • United Way Mumbai Helpline
    • Vidya Integrated Development for Youth and Adults
    • Vidyaranya Education & Development Society
    • Vivekananda Education Centre
    • Women India Trust
    • Women Weave Charitable Trust
    • Worldwide Fund for Nature - India (WWF)

Impact -
What we have achieved so far -

Thirtha is a 6 year old girl who stays with her parents and an elder sibling. Her father is the only earning member of the family and works hard to support the whole family. Sometimes, it is hard to manage with the meagre Rs. 2500/- that he brings in monthly but they make ends meet. Thirtha was a healthy school going child when she suddenly developed fever with pain all over her body. She was referred to her family doctor who had the child undergo various investigations and tests. The blood reports that followed indicated that her blood counts were very low. She was then referred to Tata Hospital for more tests where she was diagnosed with Acute myeloid leukemia (A.M.L.). A.M.L. is a rare type of blood cancer that progresses rapidly and is typically fatal within weeks or months if left untreated. She was advised to start chemotherapy and radiotherapy immediately. Her parents were unable to afford the costly treatment that runs into lakhs and approached an NGO working with cancer patients for help to save their daughter's life. The NGO helped Thirtha financially and emotionally. With their help, she was successfully able to complete her first phase of chemotherapy and has started on her maintenance therapy and has so far completed four cycles of maintenance therapy. Radio therapy has also been completed. The NGO also assisted Thirtha by providing her with medicines and other necessary treatment. The three year treatment is nearing completion and Thirtha's prognosis is good.


Mrs. Kusum Bhosale, aged 65 years comes from a lower-socio-economic status family and does not have any other family member who can support her. At her age, illnesses are common and she does not have anyone to turn to who can provide her with medical aid. She was referred to an NGO that helps the elderly and after Mrs. Bhosale met with one of our social workers, she comes in regularly. The NGO is able to provide complete health care and counseling. She comes once in fifteen days to the center and receives treatment. This is a place where she not only gets medicine but also proper advice from our social worker. When a regular check-up was conducted, it was diagnosed that Mrs. Bhosale's vision was deteriorating and to ensure clear vision she needed surgery. With the help of United Way of Mumbai's payroll giving programme, the NGO was able to give her special medical attention and a cataract surgery free of cost. This has improved her mental and physical health to a great extent.