+91 7874000087


Top 20 NGOs in India cover image by Share Your Warmth

With time, the names of best NGOs in India making it to the top 20-30 list changes constantly. This is because, with each passing day, every other big NGO in India is doing better than yesterday.

Although, making it to this list is a difficult task. This is because this list does not depend on a single factor but on many factors like:

  • Least corrupted.
  • Helping people in need.
  • Based on work, operation and result.
  • Working for a better future for the underprivileged.
  • Transparency in fields of charity work and donations.
  • Benefactor’s Trust and word on how an individual NGO operates.
  • Based on their foundational goals and how far much they have achieved so far.


An NGO is a Non-governmental organization that works for the welfare of society. It works as a helping hand for the people in need and for the underprivileged. 

They are usually paid by the Government but works independently from the Government. They are typically called Non-profit organizations. 

They work hard to help people in need. They either work collectively as a group of organizations or as an individual. But their motive and social goal are to help people. All their ideologies and objectives are based on humanitarian grounds. 


There aren’t actually any NGO types in particular. All the NGOs have a common cause, and they work solely on humanitarian ground. 

It can only be based on: 

  1. Location 
  2. Nature of operation. 
  3. Main cause. 
  4. Objectives; to eradicate a particular problem by acting as a helping hand. 
  5.  Based on resources. 
  6. Local and international reach. 
  7. Based on enrollment or registration. 

Based on issues, every NGO works differently. Some of the main problems they work on are as follows: 


  1. HelpAge India. HelpAge India
  •  It works for old and elderly people, helping them get free medical treatment. HelpAge India has been assisting older adults for about four decades now. They have been successful in bringing about a change in the life of people in need.
  • Founder’s name: Cecil Jackson-Cole, Mr Jackson Cole and Samson Daneil. 
  • Year of establishment: In 1978.
  • Based in: Pune, Maharashtra.
  • Contact details: 020-202-655-13/ 1800-180-1253.
  • Link to website: 
  • NGO Review: 4.6/5

2. Child Rights and You. CRY NGO logo

  • CRY is the most prominent and most authentic NGO in India. It works for many children related problems and helps those children in need. We know malnutrition is a significant threat to the nation’s health. CRY has worked hard for about four decades now. It aims to eradicate malnutrition and related problems in India. It has come up with several innovative ideas. This has brought an enormous change in the healthcare of children.
  • Founder’s name: Rippan Kaur.
  • Year of establishment: In 1979.
  • Based in: Kolkata, West-Bengal.
  • Contact details: 033-2416-0007.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.5/5

3. Smile Foundation.Smile Foundation NGO Logo

  • It works on different ground, such as child education and healthcare. They also have a girl child and women empowerment program. Youth employment is one of their primary focus. It helps children with a rare disability, children of slum and disaster struck children. It has successfully rescued many children from Child Labour and continue to do so. It has brought about a considerable change and has constantly been ranking among the top 5 NGOs in India.
  • Founder’s name: Santanu Mishra.
  • Year of establishment: In 2002.
  • Based in: New Delhi.
  • Contact details: +91-11-431-23700/ +91-11-41354564/65/66
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.8/5

4. Goonj.Goonj NGO Logo

  • It helps poor and helpless people by encouraging the rich and well to do people to help them. It helps in disaster relief program, and community development works. It aims to eradicate poverty. They believe in equal social rights for everyone.
  • Founder’s name: Anshu Gupta.
  • Year of establishment: In 1999.
  • Based in: New Delhi.
  • Contact details: 011-41401216/ 011-26972351.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.7/5

5.  Sankalptaru Foundation. Sankalptaru NGO Logo

  • It is an NGO for environment. It aims towards planting trees. Their goal to fulfil their mission of a clean and green environment. They also promote extensive agriculture programs. They work hard to bring about considerable changes in the environment. It is known to be one of the best Ngo for environment in India.
  • Founder’s name: Apurva Bhandari.
  • Year of establishment: In 2011.
  • Based in: Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
  • Contact details: +91-740-9999-111
  • Link to website: 
  • NGO Rating: 4.4/5

6. Udaan Welfare Foundation.Udaan-welfare-foundation-logo

  • It aims towards helping poor people in providing quality healthcare. It is well aware of the healthcare situation of India, especially in slum areas. It respects the importance of health and works accordingly. To provide nourishment and nutrition hand in hand is their motto.
  • Founder’s name: Dr Anil K. Luniya.
  • Year and date of establishment: On 16th March 2008.
  • Based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Contact details: +91-9819033773.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.3/5

7. Uday Foundation.Uday Foundation Logo

  • It helps children fight congenital diseases and other related syndromes. They also distribute foods and clothes to those people who are badly in need of it. They also carry out food donation and utility donation drives often.
  • Founder’s name: Rahul and Tulika Verma.
  • Year of establishment: In 2006.
  • Based in: Delhi.
  • Contact details: +91-11-26561444
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.7/5

8. Sounds of Silence.Sounds of silence logo

  • It helps children with hearing impairment. It is one of the most famous and reputable NGO. It is well-known for its outstanding contribution to the world of differently-abled. The NGO itself is one of a kind and the first one to help to hear disabled children with the use of technology.
  • Founder’s name: Mr Sumit Singh Gandhi. 
  • Year of establishment: In 2009.
  • Based in: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Contact details: 9009579496/ 9967577567.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.9/5

9. Nanhi Kali.Nanhi Kali NGO Logo

  • It is well known for its effort to educate the girl-child of India. It helps the underprivileged girl child get a proper education. It is a practical approach for women and the girl child. People working under this, believe in fundamental human rights for all. It has been working for over two decades now to achieve its goal.
  • Founder’s name: Anand Mahindra.
  • Year of establishment: In 1996
  • Based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Contact details: +91-22-22895500.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.7/5

10. GiveIndia.Give India NGO Logo

  • It is an online web portal that collects funds and donations. As a donation platform, it is very well known for its excellent work. The grants and the funds raised are then distributed to trusted NGOs.
  • Founder’s name: Venkat Krishnan.
  • Year of establishment: In 1999.
  • Based in: Karnataka, Bengaluru.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.7/5

If you are willing to start an NGO in INDIA and don't know how. Do check our ARTICLE

11. Care India.Care India NGO Logo

  • Their primary focus is on eradicating social injustice and abolish poverty. It has been working for 68 years now to improve livelihood. They help in disaster management, relief and response. It works for health and education. Their main motive is to empower women and girl-child. To give opportunities to the poor and neglected section of our society. It believes in equal rights irrespective of social class.
  • Founder’s name: Lincoln Clark.
  • Year of establishment: In 1946.
  • Based in: Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • Contact details: 0120-4048250.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.5/5

12. Childline India Foundation. Childline NGO Logo

  • It is a phone number- 1098 which provides help to a child in need. It operates for 365 days and 24 hours. It is entirely free and acts as an emergency medium. It not only provides help but also connects to relevant organizations. By linking, they ensure long-term rehabilitation, protection care of children.
  • Founder’s name: Jeroo Billimoria.
  • Year of establishment: In 1996.
  • Based in: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • Contact details: +91-22-68251098.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.4/5

13. Pratham. Pratham NGO Logo

  • It is one of the largest NGOs in India to have involved with 23 states and Union territories. Their primary focus is to provide quality education for children in slum areas. They want to educate underprivileged children and give them a future.
  • Founder’s name: Madhav Chavan and Farida Lambay.
  • Year of establishment: In 1994
  • Based in: New Delhi.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.3/5

14. Sammaan Foundation.Sammaan NGO Logo

  • The main focus of this company is to ensure the social inclusion of neglected people. They thrive to maintain peace and harmony among people. They understand the unemployment problem. They work hard to provide income-generating ways for unemployed youth.
  • Founder’s name: Irfan Alam.
  • Year of Establishment: 2007.
  • Based in: Patna, Bihar.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.3/5

15. Deepalaya.Deepalaya NGO Logo

  • It works towards bringing about changes in poor children. It is done through different forms of education. It aims to help underprivileged children get adequate healthcare. It merely makes way for poor children to have a bright future ahead.
  • Founder’s name: Shri P.J. Thomas and Shri. T.M. Abraham.
  • Date and year of establishment: On 16th July 1979.
  • Based in: New Delhi.
  • Contact details: 011-28520347.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.2/5

16. India Health Action Trust. IHAT NGO Logo

  • IHAT works towards enhancing the wellbeing and health of people. They work for all people as equal, irrespective of religion, caste and creed. They are well-known for working towards the betterment of society and people living in it.
  • Founder’s name: Parinita Bhattacharjee. 
  • Year of establishment: 2003.
  • Based in: Karnataka, Bengaluru.
  • Contact details: +91=802-340-9698.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.1/5

17. Vatsalya NGO. Vatsalya NGO Logo

  • It was set up by medical professionals. It works towards providing quality healthcare to the poor and needy. Their main effort is to remain consistent in their work. Throughout their period of operation in rural areas, they have worked hard.
  • Founder’s name: Hitesh Gupta and Jaimala.
  • Year of establishment: In 1995.
  • Based in: Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Contact details: 0141-2701794.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 3.9/5

18. Naya Sawera.Naya Sawera Logo

  • It works primarily in the healthcare sector. It aims towards providing basic needs to the poor and underprivileged people. It collects funds from volunteers, members and supports the people in need.
  • Founder’s name: Akhilesh Maheshwari
  • Year of establishment: In 2009.
  • Based in: Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  • Contact details: 09649020121
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.9/5

19. Voluntary Health Association of India.Voluntary Health Association Of India Logo

  • It is an association of 27 State Voluntary Health Associations, links all the significant health and development Institute together. It boasts as the largest health and development network in the whole world. It helps all people regardless of gender, religion, caste and creed.
  • Year of establishment: In 1970.
  • Based in: New Delhi.
  • Contact Details: 011-47004300
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.0/5

20. Divyajyoti Trust. Divyajyoti NGO Logo

  • It is a trust which is available for Ophthalmology only. It aims to build eye-hospital in rural areas. Their primary focus as of now is to provide treatment in eye care.
  • Founder’s name: Dr G. N. Rao Sir.
  • Year of establishment: In 2010.
  • Based in: Surat, Gujarat.
  • Contact details: 02623-221180.
  • Link to website:
  • NGO Rating: 4.9/5

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *