How We Fund
We provide unrestricted funding to our partners. We select organisations that align with our values, and our priority is to maximise their impact. We are sector-agnostic and are open to our partners pivoting projects if the evidence and circumstances require it.
Multi-year Strategic Engagement
If we continue to see real impact and clear growth, we provide multi-year support. We value our partners and take a hands-on approach to supporting them. We seek to provide mentorship and networking opportunities, and stay actively engaged.
Using a rigorous and evidence-based approach, we select organisations that demonstrate clear and irreversible impact. This continues to be a priority for us beyond the selection process: we support our partners in conducting regular independent impact evaluations.
What We Look For
Organisations That Are:
- Registered as a non-profit in India as a Section 8 company, trust or society (should be 12A, 80G certified).
- Working to solve complex socio-economic problems that affect a large section of society.
- In the post-pilot or validation stage of their journey.
- On a clear path to scale – whether this is via government partnerships or otherwise.
- Working on a solution that is inherently scalable and replicable to other contexts.
- Staffed with a dedicated full-time team.
- Aligned with our commitment to measurement, evaluation, and learning in a demonstrable manner.
- On the same page as us and share our core values and sense of urgency to accelerate social impact.
We Don’t Fund
- Organisations not registered in India.
- Theoretical research or purely lab-based activities that are not linked to implementation.
- Innovations that require religious or political support. We will never support a particular political candidate or party and will avoid tying ourselves, directly or indirectly, to a religious institution or mission.
- Physical infrastructure interventions such as the building of hospitals, schools, etc.
- Individual grants, including scholarships.
- Awareness building campaigns.
- Event sponsorships or one-time activities.
- Lobbying efforts and activism against legislation.
- Creative or performing arts, culture, heritage.
- Grants for endowments or fundraising drives.