India’s Giving Jar: How Philanthropy Works in Times of Crisis

Have you heard the story about the jar filled with rocks, pebbles, sand and water? We’ve adapted it to show how philanthropy works in times of crisis, such as India’s coronavirus lockdown, using this animated explainer video.

To meet the urgent and long-term needs of all Indians impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, we need every kind of philanthropist (i.e., government, foundation, CSR, HNI, general public) mobilised for social impact.

Remember, we need everyone to fill our jar — and that includes you.

Story inspired by Venkat Krishnan, GiveIndia founder and India Welfare Trust principal trustee
Script adapted by Nicole Neroulias Gupte, CSIP senior consultant
Animation services provided by