Prioritizing Lives
in philanthropy

We Are

a catalyst for social change

Dasra is catalyzing India's strategic philanthropy movement to transform a billion lives with dignity and equity. In 1999, Dasra was founded on the simple premise that supporting non-profits in their growth will scale their impact on the vulnerable lives they serve. Beginning with incubating NGOs like Magic Bus and Villgro and enabling them to scale, two decades later this theory of change continues to thrive at Dasra. It now encompasses strengthening leading NGOs, magnifying philanthropists’ impact and enabling government to better serve communities.

With a team of a 100+ individuals, Dasra acts as a catalyst in India’s vibrant philanthropic sector by driving collaborative action to accelerate social change. We work tirelessly to build partnerships with hundreds of non-profits in India and philanthropists from around the world, to ensure India achieves the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We Drive

collaborative action by

We Impact

lives by

We Shape

the future through

Knowledge Creation and Dissemination

Dasra’s research leads with actionable insights which shape strategic philanthropy and move the needle on sustainable development outcomes across India. Dasra focuses on sector-based research, mapping the landscape of critical issue areas and identifies high potential non-profits through due diligence. We influence the strategic philanthropy narrative through creative media and our convening ability for social impact.

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