We Are

a catalyst for social change

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; and that was best done by catalyzing India’s giving sector through collaborative action and persistent urgency.  

We recognized early that we had the responsibility, the capability, the networks, and the energy to be a catalyst and we resolved to make a transformative difference through it. 

Two decades later, with a 100+ team, we continue to pursue equity by strengthening leading NGOs, maximizing funders’ impact, and supporting government with innovation and promising practices to continue to better serve communities, with an unwavering resolve to help India achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

We Catalyze

Our strategic pillars levers propel us forward, through the challenges we address, the goals we set, and the path we take.

Across the organisation, with partnerships and in the sector, we apply a Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) lens, to our strategic approach.


Our strategic pillars have shaped our program initiatives. These programs facilitate and fuel collaborative action across key SDG areas vital for equity


Dasra has catalyzed more than $300 million towards social causes in India, supported over 1500 diverse NGOs across the country, advised more than 750 philanthropists, foundations and corporates, published 200+ research reports and whitepapers, and impacted the lives of over 90 million people.

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