There have been many who have touched and inspired CORD, such as children who saved their pocket money and walked for CORD in walkathons with the adults; the disabled youth who saved all his earnings from his paper bag-making enterprise to donate to CORD and a simple 80-year-old village woman, Krishna, who walked miles to give her donation.
Many Mahila Mandals and Self-Help Groups and the nurses trained at Sidhbari came forward when they heard that the CORD Training Center Extension Building was to be built to further expand and disseminate rural development initiatives in the country. Others, who years ago were beneficiaries of the Program, have now progressed to earn well and have returned to support the Program.
Many individual donors have benevolently donated to CORD’s work over the years, and many of them continue to do so. For instance, late Shri K.B. Shroff, an ardent devotee of Gurudev and a great philanthropist with a vision, had given a substantial endowment to CORD in 2005.