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.

Anusandhan Trust (CEHAT), Mumbai

CEHAT works to build capacity within the rural and urban public sector health system  to adequately respond and prevent domestic violence, and also offers psycho-social support to 2,700 survivors of domestic violence. In Mumbai – 3 municipal hospitals; 9 states – one-stop crisis centres – Delhi, Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh; Rural – Gujarat.

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI), Lucknow

AALI ensures that 900 survivors of violence, especially Dalit and Muslim women, get justice, social and legal support. Also does advocacy with the State Womens’, SC/ST and Human Rights Commission for implementation of the relevant Act. 

Bhumika Women’s Collective, Hyderabad

The NGO provides support to 3,000 survivors of domestic violence and their families in AP, through counselling, legal guidance and referral to services. It works to make communities more aware and sensitises the authorities so they are more responsive to such issues. 

CORO for Literacy, Mumbai

The NGO is building community leadership, shoring up womens’ groups, and offering crisis intervention--in order to empower 8,000 households in five rural districts and two wards of Mumbai, Maharasthra, to break the culture of silence surrounding domestic violence.

Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai

Majlis, with the help of lawyers and social activists, provides socio-legal support to 1,000 survivors of domestic violence in Mumbai and ensure they become aware of every aspect of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005

SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), Mumbai

SNEHA provides psychosocial and mental health support, crisis intervention services, legal aid, referrals for medical and home visits to 1,500 survivors of domestic violence in Dharavi, Govandi, Worli and Santa Cruz in Mumbai. Also raises awareness within the community.

Swayam, Kolkata

Swayam aims to reduce gender-based domestic violence by mobilising boys and men. It conducts public awareness campaigns and trains boys and men to respond and prevent domestic violence, in Kolkata and 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

The ANT - The Action NorthEast Trust, Bongaigaon

The ANT works on domestic violence in Assam’s Chirang district by providing counselling, shelter, livelihoods and legal advice for survivors. Its aim is to enable women’s groups and the community to better deal with the issue, and work towards implementation of the relevant legal provisions. 

Vimochana, Bengaluru

Vimochana runs crisis intervention services, safe spaces for survivors, campaigns on dowry deaths, offers quality services to burns victims and is empowering 2,800 women to reject violence individually and collectively in Bengaluru city, and surrounding rural areas.