GOVERNANCE

United Way Mumbai is registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and the Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950. Donations from India to United Way Mumbai are eligible for tax exemption under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act. United Way Mumbai is authorized to receive foreign donations under the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act. United Way Mumbai is also registered with the Govt. of India's NITI Aayog (MH/2017/0155813) and has been recognised as a Credible Implementing Agency by the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IA Hub Code: A000338). We are registered as a CSR Implementing Agency with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. We have an ED Certified status from NGO Source, certifying us as "equivalent to a US Public Charity’ for interested donors from the United States of America.

Accountability

United Way Mumbai is committed to the cause of community development while abiding by the strictest codes of accountability and transparency. Governed by a Board of Directors, which closely monitors and regulates our fund allocation & management processes, we ensure that we maintain a high degree of accountability.

Legal

United Way Mumbai is registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs, India, to be eligible to receive foreign donations under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act), 2010. 

Financial Reporting

FCRA Financial Reporting

Code of Ethics

United Way volunteers, employees and representatives have a responsibility to uphold the highest ethical standards. We believe these standards go beyond compliance with laws and regulations - calling us to fulfil higher obligations as stewards of the public trust. United Way Mumbai follows a Code of Ethics, which sets forth standards and responsibilities toward this end. The Board of Directors approve the code and all staff members are required to personally certify their compliance to it. Read our code of ethics.

Whistleblower Policy

United Way Mumbai offers full protection to any whistleblower wishing to highlight acts of impropriety, malpractices, or wrongdoings by any UWM employee, board member, volunteer or representative. The whistleblower will be protected against any act of persecution or retribution on account of the same. The Policy however should not be used in place of the regular grievance procedures or be a route for raising malicious or unfounded allegations against colleagues. Whistleblowers must put their names, email ID, contact number to allegations they wish to raise. In the absence of the same, the follow-up questions or proper investigation cannot be carried out as the source of information cannot be identified nor authenticated. 
The CEO of UWM can be reached here. The chairman of the board here