"I promise to give back at least 50% of my wealth
to charitable causes while I am alive or in my will."



"India is my country and all Indians are my brothers and sisters.

I love my country and I am proud of its rich and varied heritage.

I shall always strive to be worthy of it.

I shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect

and treat everyone with courtesy.

To my country and my people, I pledge my devotion.

In their well-being and prosperity alone, lies my happiness."

What #LivingMyPromise Is All About

The Giving Pledge was initiated by Bill & Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffet in 2010 wherein the wealthiest in the world came together and committed more than half their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes either during their lifetime or in their will.


#LivingMyPromise is bringing a similar opportunity to upper-middle-class Indians with a net worth of more than 1 crore [10 million] Rupees to come forward and promise to donate minimum 50% of their wealth to charity while they are alive or in their will.

We believe that ‘Giving inspires giving’ and while not everyone can promise to give away 50% of their wealth, we hope that through #LivingMyPromise, we can create a community of like-minded individuals who'd like to do more, and also inspire millions of others to "re-benchmark" their levels of giving.


#LivingMyPromise is inspired by the example of millions of people of all income levels who give generously—and often at a great personal sacrifice—to make the world better. #LivingMyPromise aims over time to help shift the social norms of philanthropy towards giving more, giving sooner, and giving smarter.


Those who join #LivingMyPromise often write a letter explaining their decision to engage deeply and publicly in philanthropy, as well as describing the philanthropic causes to which they are devoted. Signatories give to a diverse range of issues including poverty alleviation, health, education, women and girls’ empowerment, medical research, and environmental sustainability, amongst others.

The Promisers


Sailaja Kattubadi


Meenakshi Ramesh & Ramesh Mangaleswaran


Govind Iyer


Atula Kapoor, Aarit & Vinod Ahuja


Revati Sharma Singh


Radhika Iyer & Krishnan Iyer


Dr Suwas Darvekar & Vidya Darvekar


Mashqura Fareedi & Sriram Venkataraman


Balaji Sampath


Shariq Mohammad


Kamini Sawhney & Rajiv Sawhney


Vidyadhar Anand Sulabha Prabhudesai & Mansi Vilas Vrunda Bapat


Usha Thakar & Ujwal Thakar


Aparna & Sridhar Rajagopalan

Ram Chadha & Rajni Chadha


Archana Hari & Hari Shyamsunder


Tanu Batra & Girish Batra


Vinod Kulkarni & Archana Kulkarni


Amith Prabhu


Bharati Dasgupta


V Raghunathan & Meena


Archana Chandra & Amit Chandra


Jayesh Jain & Aashika


Rushabh Turakhia

Akshita Jain & Chet Jainn

Shridhar Sethuram

Meera Shenoy

Priti & Avinash Jhangiani

Nirmala Peters- Mehendale 

Bindi Dharia

Kiran Kumar

Pramod Bhasin

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Smita Kothari & Pranav Kothari

Rohan Gupta

Kiran & Sunil Chainani


Smita & Ulhas Vairagkar


Venkat Krishnan

Mohan Sundaram

Anshu Gupta, Urvi & Meenakshi Gupta

Amol, Deepshikha, Parag, Anusha Agarwal

Dr Uma Ganesh & Dr Ganesh Natarajan

Sarika Naik & Ashok Kumar E R

Krishna Narayan

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Yogesh Parmar


Rahul Bose


Hemant Gaule & Surabhi Hodigere


Sanjay Arora


Rama Arya


Atul Satija & Gagandeep


Javali Ramanath & Uma Kathyayini


Luis Miranda & Fiona Dias Miranda

T V Srinivasan

Gita Nayyar

Aarav, Anoushka, Charmaine & Sudhir Shenoy

Akhil Sivanandan

Naman Gupta

Reena Bhagwati

Philanthropy Calculator

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Find out what % of wealth you can donate

This is a simple spreadsheet to help you calculate; 
(a) how much wealth you will need to meet all your personal expenses for the rest of your life
(b) how much surplus you will be left with
(c) how much you can afford to give away.

If that number comes to anything above 40%, we would strongly urge you to consider signing up for #LivingMyPromise! 

To use this calculator, you can either DOWNLOAD IT in Excel and then edit it on your computer, OR, if you have access to Google Drive, create a copy of the calculator as a Google Sheet and work with it there. Both options are listed inside the sheet as well.

I'm interested

Please fill in your contact details and one of our volunteers will contact you to answer any of your queries.


Note: The contact details of the volunteers are in public domain for people who would like to pledge 50% of their wealth on livingmypromise.org. Please do not call or email asking for donations or monetary help—such requests are simply ignored.


No corporate or NGO is behind this initiative. A group of like-minded individuals have come forward with this idea. Your information will not be shared with any organisation.

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Our newsletter will feature conversations with signatories and other philanthropists, carry updates on 'giving' in India and the world, information on social sector events that you could attend (with RSVP information) and tips on how to execute structured philanthropy. We're opening the newsletter out not only to signatories but also those who may want to stay in touch.


To respect privacy, we're mailing the newsletter only to those who Opt-In to receive the same. Feel free to share the link of our newsletter with your friends/ family or other philanthropists who you think will benefit from reading it. 

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