The program is aimed at assisting NGOs develop an endowment that will make them self-reliant, and independent of the donor agencies to implement their programs. The Endowment Initiative Learning Group (EILG) is supported by the Ford Foundation. The initiative aims at empowering organizations to develop and implement strategic fund raising and asset building plans. Under this program, few selected organizations and institutions that have demonstrated potentials for long term impact were constituted into a group. The initiative convenes and coordinates the process of raising awareness about the role of endowments and other financial and non-financial instruments in promoting sustainable development.