Partners of Save A Family Plan
Significant Canadian, international and developing country affiliations are: the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development (DFATD), and Save A Family Plan India (Aiswarayagram). The Diocesan Social Service Societies (DSSSs), Indian Non-governmental organizations and Homes of Healing are affiliated with SAFP India.
SAFP’s partnership with DFATD (previously CIDA) for the past 35 years has been a highly enriching experience from the perspective of strengthening its capacity and also the capacity of its partners, namely the DSSSs and the sanghams/SHGs (grass-roots community-based organizations). DFATD/SAFP’s efforts and investments provide a catalyst for local initiatives and leveraging locally available resources such as low interest bank loans and government subsidies, thereby substantially increasing the developmental impact. At a broader capacity SAFP has a regular and irregular association with a number of NGOs, technical institutions, research organizations, educational institutions, membership organizations, financial institutions, Panchayathi Raj institutions, governmental departments and organizations.
Save A Family Plan Canada has a Board of Directors consisting of 8 voting members and 3 non-voting members including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Save A Family Plan India is a legally established trust with a six-member Board of Trustees and a President.
Save A Family Plan Canada has approximately 100 volunteers who are involved on a regular basis including members of Community Living London, students from King’s University College and St. Peter’s Seminary.
Save A Family Plan has approximately 15,000 annual donors of whom 90% is comprised of Canadians, 10% are American and also some International donors.
Save A Family Plan receives support from a present benefactor base that includes a diverse population of people:
- Individuals/families (made up of children/youth to seniors)
- Academic sector including primary-secondary-post secondary community groups
- Community based organizations including faith related organizations (Knights of Columbus, Catholic Women’s Leagues, Sisters of St. Joseph, mission groups, social justice groups), service clubs, women’s groups, etc.
- Businesses/private sector
Save A Family Plan India works with the different ministries of the Central and State Government of India (i.e. Science and Technology) and other local government bodies (i.e. Village Panchayats, Block Panchayats, and District Panchayats).
Save A Family Plan Canada is an active member of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC), Pillar Nonprofit Network, Community Living London, and the Better Business Bureau.