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Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity,
it is an act of justice.
Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural.
It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated
by the actions of human beings.
Sometimes it falls on a generation to be great.
You can be that great generation.

Let your greatness blossom.

Nelson Mandela

As India's leading strategic philanthropy foundation, Dasra actively shapes the process of social change by forming powerful partnerships with funders and social enterprises. Since the last 15 years, Dasra has been working towards building a 'thriving ecosystem' that enables knowledge creation, capacity building, strategic funding and collaboration in order to touch and transform the lives of 800 million Indians.

17million
people reached
730
social organizations equipped with management expertise to scale
USD51million
mobilized into the social sector
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  • 17million
    lives impacted
  • 730
    social organizations equipped with management expertise to scale
  • USD51million
    mobilized into the social sector
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With 800 million lives in poverty in India, social change is not an option, it is a necessity.
Dasra is focusing on these four priorities toward achieving this change.

PRIORITIES FOR CHANGE
 

Adolescent
Girls

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Governance
in India

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Sanitation

With every $1 spent in sanitation, at least $5 is saved in health, education and economic development.
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Strategic
Giving

Unlocking India's massive philanthropic potential will help more people faster
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OUR APPROACH
“For India your first step has to be Dasra. In my opinion social impact investing is no different from for-profit investing. You need to understand the market, identify the organizations and invest in the ones that can deliver the impact. Dasra’s unique model of robust research, hands-on support to non-profits and collaborative giving, makes that happen.”- Hemant Patel,
Philanthropist and Dasra Giving Circle member
RESEARCH ISSUES

RESEARCH ISSUES More

Creating knowledge that adds up to the big picture on development – so funders, organizations and intermediaries can stay informed and inspired.
48
research reports published
BUILD ORGANIZATIONS

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Providing managerial insight and leadership development to nurture successive generations of social change makers. Taking high-potential organizations to exponential, high-impact growth.
730
social organizations provided capacity support
GIVE STRATEGICALLY

GIVE STRATEGICALLY More

Bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders who would otherwise never be on the same platform. Dasra magnifies one act of giving into a much larger movement of change.
USD51million
channeled through partnerships
(INR 336 crore)

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