India Development Service is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting
economic and social development in India. Founded in 1974, IDS has helped fund over 220 projects
in more than 22 states benefiting over 220,000 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.



IDS serves as a catalyst for development through seed funding and a Hub ‘n Spoke system designed using project management methodology and research to ensure significant deliverables at a low unit cost.