Chennai has 545 Christian organizations of various hues engaged in various activities impacting public life and society, and operating in various spheres in the non-profit (NGO) and/or charitable sector, which received foreign funding. These organizations are registered with the Ministry of Home Affairs and have submitted their annual FCRA returns.
Of these, a significant number are directly run by the Christian Church or are affiliated to one or the other Church denomination or are missionary organizations. The foreign funding received by these Christian organizations shown in the following graphic are for the year 2011-12. They are ranked in the order of the sum they have received—the organization that received the highest funding is ranked at 1 and so on.
The total amount received by these Christian organizations based out of Chennai and its suburbs during the year 2011-12 is INR 543.97 crores.
- Foreign funding of NGOs reaches new high – R. Vaidyanathan
- Government cracks down on foreign funding of Christian NGOs – News Bharati
- NGOs in Tamil Nadu which received over one crore of foreign funds in 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 – GOI