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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.

Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan (AAA), Delhi

Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan is empowering the poor and homeless by providing health, education, shelter, and emergency relief services in Delhi with the help of trained volunteers. The NGO is also implementing therapy and rapport building sessions at recovery and rehabilitation centres and tracing families or other relatives to attempt a reconnect with the homeless person in question.

Aawaaz-e-Niswaan, MUMBAI

Awaaz-e-Niswaan is providing psychological counselling and legal aid to predominantly Muslim women victims of domestic violence in Mumbai and Thane. The NGO is also building a cadre of paralegal workers made up of survivors, and organising training sessions on women’s issues, and raising the levels of engagement with the larger ecosystem comprising informal religious groups, the press, and clergy thereby strengthening the rights of Muslim women.

Accion Fraterna Ecology Centre, Anantapuramu

Accion Fraterna is training 3,000 master farmers in Anantapuramu district of AP in natural farming, demonstrates drought mitigation strategies in three agro-climatic clusters and builds self-reliant farmers' institutions.

Action India, Delhi

Action India is providing safe spaces for women in Delhi through counselling, free legal aid, and rehabilitation of survivors of domestic violence through seven “Mahila Panchayats,” or women community courts. They are scaling the impact by educating the survivors about their rights and increase their legal knowledge to access more benefits as stipulated by the law, which enables to build confidence to tell their stories.

ACWADAM (Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management), Pune

ACWADAM is active across India piloting projects in aquifer-based groundwater management, documenting and sharing knowledge, in order to inform policy as well as bring about greater participation from the community stakeholders.

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP), Ahmedabad

AKRSP is shoring up the economic independence of 15,000 Adivasi farmer households in five districts of Madhya Pradesh, setting up women’s self-help groups, boosting community-based institutions, and promoting sustainable agriculture through water and land resource development.

Akshaya HELP Trust, MADURAI

Akshaya HELP Trust is rescuing and supporting homeless and mentally or physically ill destitute people in Madurai by providing intensive care, vocational training, and placing them in shelter homes that have all basic necessities. The NGO is now expanding and reaching 500 homeless people and equipping them with life-skills, striving for reunification with families, and ensuring a dignified passing for them.

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.

ANANDI - Area Networking and Development Initiatives, Ahmedabad

ANANDI is organizing poor Adivasi women in Panchmahal, Dahod, Bhavnagar and Morbi districts of Gujarat into women Sangathans. ANANDI helps the Sangathans to demand their rights, services and livelihood opportunities, and trains women leaders to participate in Panchayati Raj Institutions and other decision-making bodies.

ANANDI - Area Networking and Development Initiatives, Ahmedabad

Anandi is mobilizing youth, women and marginalized communities to build women’s leadership and representation, strengthen Governance Systems of Panchayati Raj Institutions, strengthen implementation of Panchayat Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act, 1996 through engagement with 4 resource and technical  agencies for budget tracking, knowledge management, capacity-building of  community collectives and Panchayati Raj Representatives.

Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Tribes Cooperative Finance Corporation Limited (TRICOR), Andhra Pradesh

TRICOR is a government initiative that is uplifting the tribal population economically and socially in all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh through various development schemes. Targeting Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) the schemes focus on creating employment opportunities, and improving access to health facilities, and education.

Anusandhan Trust (CEHAT), Mumbai

Anusandhan Trust’s Centre for Enquiry Into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT) is enabling a deeper response from the health sector towards female victims of violence by providing crisis intervention and building evidence-based cases to help survivors. The NGO is strengthening crisis support services across seven states through on-site training, and engagement with the government to develop structured protocols.

Arpan, Mumbai

Arpan is conducting personal safety education workshops and enabling adolescent boys and girls with tools to address and prevent child sexual abuse--across public and private schools in Mumbai. The NGO also provides psychotherapeutic services for rescued minor girls in institutions.

Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Bengaluru

Ashoka Innovators is catalysing change across India by electing six leading social changemakers as Ashoka Fellows, strengthening their knowledge and skills, so that they, in turn, create more changemakers through workshops, fellowships and strategic partnerships.

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives (AALI), Lucknow

Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives is working in 5 districts of Jharkhand and 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh to ensure that 900 survivors of violence, especially Dalit and Muslim women, get justice, social and legal support. The programme also does advocacy with the State Women, SC/ST and Human Rights Commission for implementation of the relevant Act.

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADF), Pan-India

ADF is working to ensure good governance (transparency and accountability) in the functioning of elected representatives and political parties, by recruiting trained data analysts/researchers to collate and disseminate the database at state centres of the National Election Watch. Active across India, especially in the 18 states where Assembly, Urban Local Body and Panchayat elections are due.  

Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA), Bangalore

APSA is empowering 170 adolescent girls rescued from difficult circumstances by providing support and rehabilitation in two shelter homes. They are being given vocational training, career counselling, training in self-defence techniques, legal support, and eventually placed in jobs, enabling them to begin a new life. Separate workshops and training programmes are being organized for the parents of these girls to increase awareness about girl child trafficking, and laws that protect women.

Association for Rural and Urban Needy (ARUN), Hyderabad

ARUN is providing safe shelters, education, nutrition, healthcare and a sensitised community environment as well as vocational training for 625 street children in seven Homes, co-located in Government schools in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Patna.

Astha Sansthan, Udaipur

Astha is enabling Adivasi, Dalit and single women, from 56,035 households in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district, to participate in gram panchayat and gram sabha schemes for village development, service delivery, budget-tracking, accountability and auditing. The NGO is also managing two partners NGOs i.e. SRUTI and PEACE.

Bapu Trust for Research on Mind & Discourse, Pune

Bapu Trust is working on the early identification and prevention of mental disabilities in the slums of Pune by providing support to people perceived as vulnerable at their centre where various aspects like social stigma, poverty, discrimination, and gender among other issues are addressed through therapy and community-based wellness services.

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayatha Samithi, Jaipur

Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayatha Samithi is providing 10,000  artificial limbs, 4000 callipers, 4200 crutches, 2600 tricycles, 14,000  wheelchairs & 7250 hearing aids for 29450 persons through its 22  centres and numerous mobile camps across the country.

Bhumika Women’s Collective, Hyderabad

Bhumika is providing the support system to 3,000 survivors of domestic violence and their families in AP, through counselling, legal guidance and referral to services. It is working to make communities more aware and sensitises the authorities so they are more responsive to such issues.

Breakthrough, New Delhi

Breakthrough is changing the lives of over 5.9 lakh adolescent girls through life-skills training programmes in schools and communities in 14 districts across Bihar, Jharkhand, Delhi NCR, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR), New Delhi

The Centre for Advocacy and Research is working with community-based organisations, minority groups, and partnering with urban local bodies to strengthen social inclusion in Ajmer, Bhubaneshwar, Pune, and Bangalore. The NGO is boosting social development programmes that improve the health, welfare, and livelihoods of youths, women, and children.

Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3), New Delhi

Centre for Catalyzing Change is promoting the overall development of adolescent girls in Jharkhand, Bihar, Delhi, Chattisgarh, Odisha, and the North East by training their teachers to impart age appropriate life-skills, which are incorporated into regular classes.

Centre for Collective Development (CCD), Bengaluru

CCD is scaling up the work with 60 cooperatives covering 3,222 farmers in Anantapur district, AP, giving them management and technical training, supply inputs, exploring new markets, crop assessment surveys, providing storage facilities for “pool and sell”, and enhancing their savings and working capital.  

Centre for Equity Studies, (CES), Delhi

CES is working in Delhi, Telangana (Hyderabad), Bihar (Patna) and Rajasthan (Jaipur) providing medical/convalescence support, nutrition and counselling through eight recovery shelters catering to 3,200 homeless men and women. The NGO is also helping 15,000 homeless persons in accessing citizenship rights, social security and bank accounts.  

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad

Centre for Sustainable Agriculture is building up a cadre of 5,000 master farmers in natural farming, develop standards for farmer certification and create innovation hubs of best farming practices. The aim is also to improve market access and prices for farmer institutions--across Kadapa, Anantapuramu and Vizianagaram districts of AP.

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.

Cohesion and Working Group for Women and Land Ownership (WGWLO), Ahmedabad

WGWLO is helping 5,000 women farmers in 12 districts of Gujarat to generate more income, become aware of land rights, training them as leaders to service Land Legal Literacy Centres, linking their organisations to Government structures for land ownership and promoting digital literacy so that they take up sustainable agriculture.

CORO for Literacy, Mumbai

CORO is working on empowering 8,000 households in five rural districts and two wards of Mumbai, Maharashtra, to break the culture of silence surrounding domestic violence through building-up the community leadership, shoring up women groups, and offering crisis intervention.

CREA, New Delhi

CREA is empowering adolescent girls to take informed decisions by teaching them about sexual and reproductive health and their rights through the medium of sports in Bihar, Jharkhand, and Uttar Pradesh. CREA is expanding its reach now to include more adolescent girls and working to strengthen their knowledge and understanding about gender, education, and health, enabling them to lead better quality lives. They are also intensifying their engagement in schools and grooming the girls from the previous batches into role models and leaders.

Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Odisha, Bhubaneswar

The Government of Odisha’s Department of Women and Child Development is improving mother and infant nutrition by providing financial support to pregnant and lactating women, which also enables access to better health services.

Development Support Centre (DSC), Ahmedabad

DSC is enhancing the livelihoods and incomes of 4,500 Adivasi farm households in Gujarat’s Aravalli district. There will be cropping practices for better soil health, improved agricultural productivity, enterprise development and strengthening of farmer producer organisations.  

Educate Girls (Foundation to Educate Girls Globally), Mumbai

Educate Girls is working with public school systems, communities, and parents in villages and ensuring that all girl children in a given village are enrolled and retained in schools. They are spreading more awareness and building up engagement to provide educational support and infrastructure for girl students thereby strengthening their life skills.

Empowerment for Rehabilitation Academic and Health (EFRAH), Delhi

EFRAH is empowering 1,460 poor Muslim adolescent girls in Batla House and Shaheen Bagh of Delhi through skill development, motivating them to complete higher secondary education, take up vocational training/placement and join peer groups to address gender violence and child marriage. Also enlists community/parent support to safeguard the girls’ rights and organise health camps.

EnAble India, Bengaluru

EnAble India is building a virtual platform or website to impart economic independence, training modules and organisational development for persons with disabilities, their families and prospective employers. It will also serve as a platform for other NGOs.

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Anand

FES is empowering and enabling women, youth, marginalised and vulnerable communities, strengthen community participation and boost women’s leadership--across Odisha, Rajasthan and Karnataka. The aim is to create more inclusive and representative Panchayati Raj Institutions, village development and habitation-level village institutions.  

Grameen Vikas Sansthan (GVS), Mau

GVS is sensitising the community and changing the negative attitudes towards education and delay age of marriage among 5,000 adolescent girls through girls groups led by trained peer educators, life and livelihood skills and by collaborating with the Government to ensure the basic health, nutrition and education services, in Ghazipur district, Ratnapur block of Uttar Pradesh.  

Guria Swayam Sevi Sansthan, Varanasi

Guria is working in Varanasi and Mau Districts on providing educational support to 270 adolescent girls, witness protection to 90 survivors of trafficking and rape, and vocational training to 75 girls hailing from red light areas. There will also be counselling, training, legal aid and relocation to safe houses.  

HAQ, New Delhi

HAQ is providing legal aid, counselling, and rehabilitation to 300 adolescent female victims of sexual offences. They are developing an ecosystem that incorporates judges, lawyers, institutional caregivers and other relevant facilitators who can effectively provide support, enhance the welfare of the victims, and enable them to have more access to justice and restorative care systems.

Human People to People India, (Humana India), Delhi

Humana India is helping 15,000 homeless people in East and Northeast Delhi, by providing better shelters, improving existing ones, and enabling access to entitlements and social welfare schemes so that they can rejoin society. It is piloting a model Homeless Resource and Service Centre that can be replicated in cities with a large homeless population.

Humanity Welfare Organisation Helpline, Anantnag, J&K

HWOH is supporting and rehabilitating children with disabilities in four districts in Jammu and Kashmir by providing education using Braille, sign language, and other techniques as per the need of the child. The NGO is also facilitating home-based therapy by training parents and other care providers, and conducting annual awareness programmes that bring together disabled and non-disabled children to promote better understanding.

Independent Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), Bengaluru

IPSMF is promoting excellence in independent and public-spirited media by funding media organisations and activities (campaigns), across India that further this objective.

Institute of Health Management Pachod (IHMP), Pune

IHMP is empowering unmarried adolescent girls in 53 villages in Jalna, Maharashtra, through life education programmes and awareness sessions for parents that are aimed at increasing formal school education and delaying the age of marriage. The NGO is also organizing programmes for young married women that include information on sexual and reproductive health, awareness about gender issues, health counselling, and community-based monitoring.

Iswar Sankalpa, Kolkata

Iswar Sankalpa is helping 150 urban homeless women in Kolkata with psychosocial disabilities to be functional members of the society, through care and rehabilitation, skills for productive living, and by facilitating community care as well as family-reunification.

Jagori Rural Charitable Trust (JRCT), Dharamshala

JRCT is engaging with 2,850 adolescent girls and 1,225 adolescent boys across 70 villages in Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh to address all forms of discrimination against girls, and to increase girls’ participation in sports and in decision-making that concerns their health, education and mobility.

Jagrutha Mahila Sanghatane (JMS), Potnal, Raichur

JMS is economically empowering women, reducing caste and gender violence, and increasing access to health, education, and work opportunities chiefly by organising social enterprises that include terracotta jewellery making, bio-compost manufacturing, sheep rearing facilities, and neem fertiliser production units.

Jan Sahas (Jan Sahas Social Development Society), Dewas

Jan Sahas is addressing issues of rape survivors and preventing violence and discrimination against adolescent girls in 15 districts of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Maharashtra by mobilizing state and social workers and providing legal recourse. Jan Sahas is expanding its reach to include 4500 new cases of rape and sexual violence, provide basic necessities to victims and empowering them with social, psychological, and legal services.

Jattu Trust, Vizianagaram

Jattu Trust is building-up a cadre of 3,500 master farmers in AP’s Vizianagaram district and develops strong farmer’s institutions to facilitate sustainable livelihoods. The programme is backed up by the campaigns and communication material on natural farming.

Justice and Care, Bengaluru

Justice and Care is tackling juvenile crime and organised trafficking in adolescent boys and girls across India, through better casework and investigations, bringing in systemic change and improving the capacity of the criminal justice system and working with the media.  

Karnataka Health Promotion Trust (KHPT), Bengaluru

KHPT is ensuring that adolescent girls from Single-Mother, Adivasi and Below Poverty Line (BPL) households stay in schools, by creating safe spaces, organising Balika Panchayats, and training the girls’ families to become peer role models and change social norms in 40 villages of Koppal district in Karnataka.

Koshish (A field action project of TISS), Mumbai

Koshish is preventing 8,000 homeless/abandoned/destituteness in Bihar (Patna and 14 districts) and Delhi, from being charged as criminals under the Prevention of Begging Act, 1959, gets inmates released from Beggars’ Homes, and get them resettled in the community.  

Kovel Foundation, Visakhapatnam

Kovel Foundation is training 6,800 master farmers, integrating natural farming with tribal livelihoods, engaging tribals specialising in forest produce and building farmers’ institutions for marketing. The programme is also developing business plans that support market linkages. Across 5 districts of Andra Pradesh - Visakhapatnam, Chittoor, East Godavari, West Godavari and Kurnool.

Latika Roy Memorial Foundation, Dehradun

Latika Roy Memorial Foundation is based in Uttarakhand (Dehradun) and providing special education, training in daily living activities to boost functional independence in persons with disabilities and empowers their families through counselling and information services to aid their integration into the society.  

Living Farms, Bhubaneswar

Living Farms is providing 300,000 tribal households (including 78,000 children) in three blocks of Kalahandi district and five blocks of Rayagada in Odisha, access to balanced nutrition plans, and locally sourced grains/diets. So these families practice diversified farming and become capable of leading more enriched, better-nourished lives.  

Lok Swasthya SEWA Trust (LSST), Ahmedabad and Surat

LSST is strengthening Village Health, Nutrition and Sanitation Committees and providing women from marginalised communities with access and awareness to health and nutrition entitlements through SEWA Shakti Kendra (SSKs) where groups of Aagewaanfacilitate dialogues with local health care functionaries.  

Magic Bus (Magic Bus India Foundation), MUMBAI

Magic Bus is enabling a better future for adolescent girls by imparting life-skills through the Sports for Development Programme where children engage in numerous games and activities that are relatable to real-life challenges and situations. This participation enables them to cope better and facilitates a more natural and more capable transition to adulthood.

Magic Bus India Foundation, MUMBAI

Magic Bus is enabling a better future for adolescent girls by imparting life-skills through the Sports for Development Programme where children engage in numerous games and activities that are relatable to real-life challenges and situations. This participation enables them to cope better and facilitates a more natural and more capable transition to adulthood.

Mahila Samakhya, Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow

Mahila Samakhya is providing support to survivors of domestic violence by fortifying the presence of 150 Nari Adalats (women’s courts) in Uttar Pradesh, which is aimed at empowering women as well as spreading awareness on the issue at the community and grassroots level to change current attitudes and mindsets.

Maitri India, Delhi

Maitri India is restoring dignity, identity, and respect among the ageing, homeless, and destitute widows in Vrindavan through Project Jeevan, which facilitates awareness of citizenship rights, better health and nutrition, and improvement in mental wellbeing by giving them space to voice their stories.

Majlis Legal Centre, Mumbai

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

Make a Difference (MAD), Bengaluru

MAD is providing mental, emotional, psychological support, mentorship, counselling and guidance at critical life stages, for 4,200 children living in 80 shelter homes across 23 cities, so that they become productive and useful members of the society.  

Mamta-Health Institute for Mother and Child, Delhi

Mamta-Health Institute for Mother and Child is making young girls and boys aware of their Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH), and nutrition needs through peer networks, by providing frontline health workers mobile phones, creating safe spaces for ARSH training and sensitising both parents and the community. In Allahabad, Banda and Varanasi districts of Uttar Pradesh.  

Mobility India, Bengaluru

Mobility India is providing rehabilitation services to 600 children with disabilities and promote inclusive education through Therapy centres,  educational centres, reach out to 170 new children, provide disability assessment, assistive devices, therapy, individual health plans and education support.

Myrada Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe, Mysore

Myrada Kaveri Pradeshika Samsthe is improving the productivity of dry land by developing and managing an ecologically and economically sustainable system through building capacities of elected GP women representatives.

Nai Shuruwat, Barwani

Nai Shuruwat is running a fellowship programme and promoting accountability to deliver an improved governance system. At present, the project is being implemented in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district.  

National Foundation for India (NFI), Delhi

NFI is bolstering urban governance through community-based water and sanitation management in 12 low-income peri-urban communities. NFI experts help mohalla committees construct, own and maintain water, sanitation and waste disposal facilities, through funds from the municipality. In Chhattisgarh (Bilaspur, Korba), Jharkhand (Giridih, Kodarma/Bokaro), Odisha (Banki, Berhampur, Bhubaneswar, Chowder, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Nimapara, Paradip).  

National Law University, Delhi

NLU is advocating, reforming, strengthing legal aid capacity and providing high-quality legal representation to 1,500 undertrials in Nagpur and Pune (Maharashtra) through the Legal Aid system. The NGO is training and providing fellowships for Legal-Aid Lawyers and also doing advocacy at the Judiciary and Bar Council level.    

Naz Foundation, Delhi

Naz Foundation is empowering 15,000 adolescent girls from low income families in Delhi through the Young People’s Initiative (YPI) to make informed decisions about their future by teaching life lessons through netball sessions and life skills programmes. This is executed through Community Sports Coaches who are given training in facilitation skills, personality and professional development tactics, and leadership qualities.

NCDHR - National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, Delhi

NCDHR is keeping tabs on atrocities against Dalits, demanding timely, fair trials enabling survivor assistance. It aids Dalit women to access justice using a web-based ICT tool-Atrocity Tracking and Monitoring (ATM) system. It is also setting-up Legal Resource Centres in Bihar, Haryana, Punjab, Odisha, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

North East Network (NEN), Assam

North East Network in 2 districts of Meghalaya and 3 districts of Assam is building-up the community response for survivors of domestic violence in conflict areas and providing direct support to 450 survivors by strengthening the eco-system, service delivery mechanisms and building organisational capacity.

Odisha Livelihood Mission (OLM), Odisha

Odisha Livelihood Mission is improving the nutritional status of women and children across Odisha through mainstreaming dietary diversity interventions by building capacity and establishing a nutrition vertical within Odisha Livelihood Mission.

Parivarttan, Malkangiri

Parivarttan is bettering the lives of 5,000 Adivasi women and men farmers in the rainfed Malkangiri district of Odisha, by promoting community seed banks, community management of resources, and collaborating with community institutions and the Government to train Adivasis as entrepreneurs in fish rearing and millet processing.  

Partnering Hope Into Action (PHIA) Foundation, Ranchi

PHIA is enabling women, minorities, SC/STs, OBCs in three districts of Jharkhand, to access their rights and entitlements, strengthening their participation in Gram Panchayats, Gram Sabhas, Gaon Sabhas and village development.  

Partners for Urban Knowledge, Action and Research (PUKAR), MUMBAI

PUKAR is enabling tribal and marginalised communities to access e-governance services and raising awareness of their rights for improved social security in 17 villages of Palghar district, Maharashtra. The NGO is now extending their reach to 14 more villages where they are strengthening access to government schemes by training and equipping more youths or e-Sevaks with internet skills, and establishing special service kiosks.

People‘s Action for National Integration (PANI), Faizabad

PANI is empowering 10,000 adolescent Dalit girls in Tarun Block in Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh by enabling greater access to better health, nutrition, and education, and the knowledge and means to counter social obstacles like discrimination so that they have a higher socioeconomic status in the future. PANI is now expanding their operations to all 97 gram panchayats of Tarun Block by adding resource centres allowing more girls and their families to be aware of their rights and benefits.


PRADAN is increasing the incomes of 33,000 women farmers by 60% in three years through farm and non-farm livelihoods. The programme involves the development of women’s Self Help Groups, better participation in Gram Sabha meetings and Village Development, and linkages to banks and the Employment Guarantee Schemes.

Prayas (A field action project of TISS), Mumbai

Prayas is providing legal aid and livelihood options for 2,600 male undertrials so that they do not become hardened criminals. Also setting up the support services, recreation and care for 1,920 female prisoners and their children across the prisons in Maharashtra (Mumbai, Thane) and Gujarat (Bharuch).

Preservation and Proliferation of Rural Resource and Nature (PRAN), Gaya

PRAN is enhancing the food security of 2,500 small and marginal women farmers of Nawada district, Bihar by promoting crop diversity through System of Rice Intensification (SRI) method, organising women farmers’ groups to adopt and share this, encouraging sharecropping, kitchen gardening and, making it viable for the landless to rear small ruminants.

Public Health Resource Society (PHRS), Delhi

PHRS is setting up community-based crèches to care for children aged six months to three years, in the most vulnerable, malnutrition-prone Adivasi districts of Rayagada, Koraput, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Bolangir in Odisha. The state government is to mainstream these model crèches within the ICDS Anganwadis.

Railway Children India, Delhi

Railway Children India and 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.  

Railway Children India, Tamilnadu

Railway Children India is reaching out to 4200 children as soon as they arrive on a railway platform & intervening before an abuser can victimize them. The programme features activation of child-protection schemes through drop-in Centres which is meeting-up immediate care & protection needs of children, providing family reunification or referral to the respective institutions and preventing unsafe out-migration of vulnerable children.

Rainbow Foundation India (RFI), Hyderabad

Rainbow Foundation India is ensuring a safe childhoods for vulnerable street children in Bangalore, Patna, Chennai, Lucknow, Ranchi, Kolkata, Delhi, and Hyderabad by providing long term comprehensive care including education, healthcare, nutrition, and protection by partnering with various government agencies and departments, and engaging with parents to make them aware of how to care for children. They are also conducting training sessions for staff, setting up advisory councils with external experts, and creating city level forums to improve access to children’s rights.

Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal Sanstha (RMKMS), Ajmer

RMKMS is supporting 1650 people with disabilities in Ajmer by working on early identification by screening high-risk newborns, connecting them with relevant care services, and providing rehabilitation through home-based therapeutic and educational support. The NGO is also training peers and staff in schools, home-based caregivers and members of the community on the rights and special needs of persons with disability.

Rongmei Naga Baptist Association (RNBA), Imphal

RNBA is boosting the incomes and well-being of 2,300 small tribal farmers in Manipur (hill districts of Chandel and Tamenglong), a valley district of East Imphal – 15 tribal villages and five Meitei villages), through market linkages, ensuring land rights, crop diversity and integrated farming systems--System Rice Intensification (SRI) method and Khaichum traditional fish rearing in paddy fields, so as to boost yields as well.

Rural Women Upliftment Society, Churachandpur

RWUS is empowering women elected representatives in PRIs and Autonomous District Councils (ADCs), involving women in village development and ensuring their access to rights and services through women’s Sangathansparticipation in decision-making bodies and consultation with Government authorities.

Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS), Gunturu

RySS is boosting the income and yields of 500,000 farm households across AP by cutting risks and cultivation costs through climate-resilient zero budget natural farming (CRZBNF). Farmers to turn into the Community Resource Persons, actively take up marketing, water and infrastructure management. A Technical Support Unit has also been embedded within RySS to extend CRZBNF within and outside the state.  

SAKHA, Bhubaneswar

SAKHA is leveraging the transgender network and using creative, communicative strategies to advocate better nutrition and health for lactating mothers and children under the age of two among tribal communities in Rayagada and Gunupur in Odisha.

Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi

Salaam Baalak Trust is running four full-time residential homes, two open centres and three contact points to 600 street and working children in Delhi and the National Capital Region, where the focus is on care, protection and on discovering the hidden talents of the children. The trust also collaborates with Civil Society Organisations and the Government.  

Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS), Dewas

SPS is helping 10,000 small and marginal Adivasi farmers in Dewas and Khargone districts of Madhya Pradesh by aiding them in watershed treatment, livestock management, sustainable agriculture and, by promoting farmer producer organisations for market linkages as also women’s self-help groups for financial inclusion.  

Samaj Unnayan Kendra (SUK), South 24 Parganas

SUK is ensuring timely linkages to Government Schemes, providing the support system, early intervention services, home-based education, skill development and employment for 500 differently-abled children in the Sunderbans, West Bengal-Baruipur, Namkhana, Mousuni Islands and Mathurapur.  

Sanlaap India-Speaking of the Unspoken, West Bengal

Sanlaap India is rehabilitating 150 adolescent girls who are victims of trafficking or commercial sexual exploitation, raising awareness among 400 community members and sensitizing duty bearers and law enforcement.

SATHI (Society for Assistance to Children in Difficult Situation), Bangalore

SATHI is rescuing runaway and separated children discovered at railway stations and providing de-addiction and rehabilitation support including access to welfare schemes, and family reunification services. The NGO is increasing its outreach to 8100 children at Pune, Katni, and Kanpur railway stations who will be weaned off substance abuse, restored to their families and given post-restoration support through organized camps.

School for Democracy (SFD), Bhim

SFD is selecting and supporting 50 Grassroots Governance Fellows across India to work with local elected representatives and mobilise communities to access their rights and entitlements through training in using the Right to Information (RTI) Act, social audits, digital platforms, resource centres as well as, peer-to-peer learning and mentoring.  

Sense International India, Ahmedabad

Sense International India is working for the deaf-blind by bolstering the capacity of nine partner organisations, running five early screening and referral centres at eminent hospitals and training special educators under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyaan. In Andhra Pradesh (Kakinada, Rayalseema districts); Karnataka (Bengaluru); Kerala (Kottayam, Wayanad); Tamil Nadu (Chennai, Kanyakumari, Trichy); Telangana (Khammam).  

Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA), Bongagigaon

SeSTA is empowering women and small farmers to increase the household income, improve food security, and strengthen farmer collectives. They are aiming to increase their reach to 17 districts in Assam, Tripura, and Meghalaya and to 1.13 lakh households by engaging with state governments, village organisations, and farmer producer organisations, which can benefit individual families by strengthening communities.

Shaheen Women Resource & Welfare Association, Hyderabad

Shaheen is socially and economically empowering 750 adolescent girls from Muslim, Dalit, and Other Backward Castes (OBC) communities by organizing awareness programmes and workshops that teach them life and livelihood-enhancing skills thereby ensuring that they have stronger control over their futures. The NGO is also enabling higher access to health care centres along with instilling and encouraging freedom of choice.

Shikshasandhan, Bhubaneswar

Shikshasandhan is improving awareness about nutrition in villages in Odisha through home visits and counselling. In addition to organising platforms like Village Health and Nutrition Days, the NGO recruits and trains volunteers who make house visits to spread knowledge on nutrition and diet through their pilot programme named “Nutrition Didi” with the aim of enhancing the nutrition of tribal women and children.

Shishu Sarothi Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability, Guwahati

Shishu Sarothi Centre for Rehabilitation & Training for Multiple Disability is aiding 420 children with disabilities to get ready for school, and providing life/livelihood skills to 160 students in Assam (Guwahati). It is also working with schools, teachers, and the industry so that these children become functional members of society.

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

SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action) is providing 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.

Society for Promotion of Youth and Masses (SPYM), New Delhi

SPYM is rescuing and rehabilitating at least 6000 children and youth in Delhi, and NCR addicted to drugs through de-addiction services, educational support, and by sheltering them in halfway houses with separate sections for boys and girls. The NGO monitors them for withdrawal symptoms and relapses and assists them for reintegration into society.

SPAN - Society for Peoples' Awareness, Jalpaiguri

SPAN-Society for Peoples' Awareness is creating youth groups and Child Potection Committees to prevent distress migration and to safeguard the rights of 500 adolescent girls from the tea gardens of Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal.

Spastics Society of Karnataka (SSK), Bengaluru

SSK is supporting Centre for Special Education, a day school in Bengaluru for 300 children and young adults with disabilities. The school has a strong volunteer base as also, a good teacher-student ratio.

SPREAD - Society for Promoting Rural Education and Development, Koraput

SPREAD is delivering better nutrition to 3.5 lakh Adivasi households, benefiting 2 lakh children in Anganwadis, through social audits and a more responsive Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) system. Across 24 blocks and 240 Gram Panchayats of Bolangir, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Nuapada districts of Odisha.

SRIJAN - Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action, Delhi

SRIJAN is working with small and marginal farmers among the rural poor in order to overcome their vulnerability. It is doing so by building-up community institutions, raising annual incomes of farmers by Rs 50,000 and creating sustainable replicable livelihoods cluster models.

SRUTI - Society for Rural Urban and Tribal Initiative, Delhi

SRUTI is facilitating the building of youth leadership through rigorous training programmes and modules that look at needs-assessments, socio-cultural and economic perspectives in Madhya Pradesh.

SRUTI - Society for Rural, Urban and Tribal Initiative, Delhi

SRUTI is supporting six Fellows working with Panchayati Raj Institutions and sangathans to boost Gram Panchayat and Gram Sabhas. Its models seek to energise the community to realise their rights and entitlements. They work to strengthen Panchayati Raj Institutions in selected districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand.


SUPPORT is offering long-term rehabilitation-education, detoxification programmes, residential, nutritional, medical and psychiatric care to 150 street children in Mumbai who have been substance abusers. It gives them the opportunity to grow into healthy adults.  

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), Saragur

SVYM is uplifting the lives of 30,000 people with disabilities through comprehensive care, support and rehabilitation services. They are encouraging self-reliance by providing medical aid and vocational training and driving community development through home visits and residential camps.

SWATI - Society for Women's Action and Training Initiatives, Ahmedabad

SWATI is arranging counselling, health, and legal services to survivors of domestic violence in Gujarat by training healthcare providers for early detection and prevention of incidents of violence. The NGO is developing standard operating procedures and training modules, and conducting hospital studies for informed intervention.

Swayam, Kolkata

Swayam is reducing 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.

Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), Pune

Swayam Shikshan Prayog is empowering 8,000 women farmers in Maharashtra through resilient farming systems. It is also strengthening and mainstreaming the Sakhi Food Security Agriculture Model. It identifies and trains women as Community Resource Persons so that they can mobilise women farmers, and ensure their access to benefits and government agricultural schemes.  

The Aangan trust, Mumbai

The Aangan Trust is protecting adolescent girls in Varanasi and Bhubaneshwar from hazardous work, child marriage, and other forms of exploitation or abuse by creating Community Safety Groups that increases their awareness on their rights, child protection laws, and individual safety. They are now expanding their outreach in Varanasi, and to Patna to reach 23,000 adolescent girls. They are leveraging the alumni network, and engaging with government agencies for stronger responses.

The ANT - The Action NorthEast Trust, Bongaigaon

The ANT-The Action NorthEast Trust is working on domestic violence in Assam’s Chirang district by providing counselling, shelter, livelihoods and legal advice for survivors. It is doing so by enabling women’s groups and the community to better deal with the issue and work towards implementation of the relevant legal provisions.

The Association of People with Disability (APD), Bengaluru

APD is enhancing the ecosystem for persons with disabilities across six districts, mainly in the rural areas of North Karnataka. As a resource organisation, it is partnering with six organisations including NGOs and Community-Based Organisations to build their capabilities for outreach and community-based rehabilitation.

The Banyan, Chennai

The Banyan is providing mental health care, treatment, rehabilitation, employment including vocational skill training for 5,160 poor and homeless people with psycho-social disabilities, in Chennai and Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu.

The Chingari Trust, Bhopal

The Chingari Trust is providing rehabilitation services to 100 children with psychological and physical disabilities due to the Bhopal gas tragedy. The NGO is partnering with skilled doctors and therapists to offer different kinds of therapies and is training the mothers of the affected children to administer some of the therapeutic techniques at home as well.

Transform Rural India Foundation (TRIF), Delhi

Transform Rural India Foundation is strengthening women’s collectives and enable Adivasis, Dalits, women in Barwani district, Madhya Pradesh to be active in local self-governance and overall village development through a partnership with 4 NGO partners (ASA, CHETNA, Eklavya, Samarthan). It is working to make Panchayati Raj Institutions more transparent and accountable.  

Ummeed, Mumbai

Ummeed is delivering direct clinical services to 450 children with developmental disabilities hailing from poor families in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It conducts workshops for parents, other stakeholders so that they are more sensitised, better trained, and are able to carry out early detection and management of such disabilities.

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Delhi

UNFPA is tracking and profiling the health and nutrition of 120,000 in-school adolescent girls and 80,000 boys in tribal residential schools. It gives them training in life skills and peer leadership. It is initially working with the Department of Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes Development in five districts of Odisha.

Utthan, Ahmedabad

Utthan is improving agricultural practices enabling 5000 small and marginal women farmers, especially landless and single women, to increase their annual household income across tribal and coastal areas like Panchmahal, Mahisagar, Dahod, and Bhavnagar in Gujarat. They are achieving this through demonstration sessions on plots of land, scheduling exposure visits, imparting training to master farmers, and through regular soil and water tests.

Vaagdhara, Banswara

Vaagdhara is empowering 2000 small and marginal farmers in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh by spreading sustainable integrated farming systems that increase their earnings by 50%. Through live demonstrations, smart knowledge transfers, and access to government flagship programmes farmers are also experiencing stronger community development and leading better lives.

VAANI, Deaf Childrens' Foundation, Bengaluru

Vaani is providing 100 deaf children and their families in Tumakuru district, Karnataka, with specialised services-educational, health, nutritional and skills development. It also focuses on capacity building and networking with stakeholders. 

Vasantham Matru Thiranaligal Koottamaippu Sangam, Chennai

Vasantham is teaching persons with disabilities of all ages to be self-sustainable and support oneself through vocational and craftsmanship training. These income-generating activities include weaving, goat rearing, painting, and candle-making among others.

Vasundhara, Bhubaneswar

Vasundhara is working with Adivasis and forest-dependent communities in 100 villages across Odisha to make them aware of their rights to natural resources under the Forest Rights Act 2006, acquire land tenure and attain ecological security. It is also helping Adivasi women’s co-operatives market forest produce.

Video Volunteers, Bardez

Video Volunteers is training 25 community mobilisers in Bihar to produce videos highlighting local issues and to mobilise the community to seek their rights and entitlements.

Vidya Sagar, Chennai

Vidya Sagar is providing early intervention services to 550 children with disabilities in Tamil Nadu, by training 1,250 families in care and therapy. It is also extending community rehabilitation programmes to rural areas of Madurai, and slums in Chennai.

Vimochana, Bengaluru

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

Vimochana-A Forum for Women’s Rights, Bengaluru

Vimochana is working in Anekal, Kolar and Mandya of Bengaluru on empowering 2,800 women to reject violence individually & collectively within their families & society through Crisis Intervention Services – safe space for survivors, quality services to burned victims and campaign on dowry murders.

Vrutti, Bengaluru

Vrutti is promoting farmers as entrepreneurs and farming as an enterprise to boost livelihood security among 12,500 farmers in Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. It also provides farm inputs, marketing support, access to entitlements, insurance and income diversification.

WASSAN - Watershed Support Services and Activities Network, Hyderabad

WASSAN is improving the livelihoods of 6,400 small and marginal Adivasi farmers across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by promoting crop diversity, demonstrating drought-resistant, sustainable agricultural practices; evolving policies for rainfed agriculture in dry areas. It is enabling farmers' co-operatives to run Business Information Centres to share knowledge and innovative scale-up methods with the State Governments and other partners.

WASSAN - Watershed Support Services and Activities Network, Hyderabad

WASSAN is helping small and marginal farmers across Andhra Pradesh through adaption to climate variability through the adoption of integrated farming systems to bolster the practice of climate resilient zero budget natural farming (CRZBNF). It will leverage resources from and mainstream integrated farming systems within government departmental programmes.