Dasra drives collaborative action to accelerate social change
In 1999, Dasra began as a venture philanthropy fund to invest in early-stage non-profit organisations in India. We recognised early that we had the responsibility, the capability, the connections, and the energy to be a notable change agent.
Dasra has evolved from being a philanthropy fund to a bridge between NGOs and funders, and now, two decades later, it has cemented its identity as a leading nonprofit systems orchestrator working with diverse stakeholders across the social impact ecosystem.LEARN MORE
Our purpose is complex and challenging;
achieving it requires a dynamic strategy.
Our program initiatives are grouped based
on their primary focus, without
undermining the overlap amongst them.
Dasra's youth initiatives, 10to19 Collaborative and Youth Ke Bol focus on empowering 15 million Indian adolescents, especially girls and a million youth, for enhanced access to health services, aiming for systemic, youth-centric change and improve policy through collaborative action and leadership development.Learn More Meet the team
ClimateRISE Alliance is a collaborative with over 65 partners aiming to enhance climate resilience in India, focusing on vulnerable communities by fostering consensus, integrating narratives for climate action, developing strategic partnerships, and mobilizing resources for community-centered climate action.Learn More Meet the team
Social Compact collaborates with organizations to improve the conditions of informal workers in India, focusing on fair wages, safety, gender parity, social security, skill development, and government benefits, while aiding companies in responsible, transparent business practices.Learn More Meet the team
Transform NEEV Collective, backed by UBS Optimus Foundation, supports vulnerable children in India to grow within families, offering health and education, aiming to prevent child-family separation and institutionalization, and fostering family and community care with Dasra and partners.Learn More Meet the team
Rebuild invests in local leaders to empower communities and foster sustainable development. They prioritize inclusive funding processes, collaboration with NGOs, and advocate for trust-based philanthropy, minimizing bureaucracy to enable NGOs to concentrate on effective solutions.Learn More Meet the team
Over 25 years, Dasra has become a
partner of choice for orchestrating
collaborative action. The impact, across
identified goals, speaks for the success of
and 50 Policies Advised
and 700 Non-Profits Supported
Platforms & Partnerships
and 690 Funders Cultivated
working to accelerate change
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