India Development Service is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting
economic and social development in India. Founded in 1974, IDS has helped fund
more than 200 projects in over 22 states benefiting over forty thousand people.



We empower vulnerable communities in India through education, training, income generation, health care, and agricultural support.



We develop sustainable and innovative projects, primarily in rural India, through activist support, seed funding, networking, and information support.



We target vulnerable communities and reach backward districts. Target states are: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, the tribal area of Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and eastern Uttar Pradesh.



Our Hub ‘n Spoke system establishes an education center within an existing community facility, such as an orphanage or hospital, to serve as the hub to disperse knowledge to and between tribal hamlet communities to encourage inter-hamlet learning.