We support work across three main focus areas--Vulnerable Groups, Governance and Nutrition. We have identified certain themes under each focus area and pursue different approaches (roles) to grant making across these focus areas and themes.
We make grants to partners whose work, we believe, adds intrinsic value to vulnerable individuals, communities or groups. In terms of our role, we are funders of what we call Value in itself grants.
We also offer our expertise to build on grant partners’ inherent strengths so they are able to scale their work with vulnerable groups and reach out significantly more people. In this Scale-up approach of grant making, we play the role of Enabler.
We also take on the role of Orchestrator, when we focus on system change and long-term impact. In this case, we develop our strategy for an identified theme within a focus area. Then we support Special Initiatives that will synergistically bring together a number of partners and the government to achieve a particular change within a given sector.
Through our Vulnerable Groups focus area, our approach has been primarily as a funder and enabler. Through our Governance and Nutrition focus areas, we play the role of orchestrator, where we aim to bring about far reaching reform within the sectors concerned. Here too, we have our own strategy for each theme. And we support partners who share our goals.
Amar Seva Sangam, Tirunelveli
Amar Seva Sangam is scaling-up Early Intervention Therapy Model to support 512 children in 4 blocks; One-time screening of 22,500 children by providing comprehensive rehabilitation services at their institution and in the community, and advocacy.
Childline India Foundation (CIF), Mumbai
CIF and outreach partners at 20 railway stations across India, is providing 24x7 care and protection for runaway children. This is through child help desks, open shelters, de-addiction support, counselling, referral to long-term care homes and reunification with families. The focus is also to enhance resource mobilisation and organisational development.
Railway Children India, Delhi
Railway Children Indiaand Station-level providers at 20 railway stations across India are catering to runaway children. The aim is standardised care and protection through open shelters, 24x7 outreach, de-addiction support, child help desks and reunification of children with families. The focus is also on building a financially sustainable organisation with staff capable of scaling up the work.