Who we are

We are a tightly-knit team working to catalyse social transformation.


In the year 1990, Bharat Ratna recipient, late C. Subramaniam, late Dr. Kamla Choudhary, and Dr. M. S. Swaminathan along with personalities from the worlds of art, media, business, academia and the government came together to seed National Foundation for India (NFI).

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WHAT WE DO

We make grants and raise funds in our mission to promote social justice.

Strengthening Civil Society
on governance and inclusion

Since our inception, we have collaborated with individuals and organisations on areas like education, health, livelihood, citizens and society, peace and justice, and urban governance. Our collaborations on various initiatives have responded to the local needs and priorities of individuals and organizations.

Shaping
Philanthropy

We engage with corporates, donors, foundations, and individuals, and encourage them to give grants and make long-term investments in grassroot organisations. We communicate the importance of CSO's work on social justice, build their capacity in financial governance, facilitate dialogues between CSOs and donors.




HOW WE DO IT

We work with marginalised communities in the least accessible places.


Promoting
Leadership

Through awards and opportunities, we promote leadership among youth, women, dalits, tribals, transgender communities, differently-abled individuals, victims of abuse, and other minorities.

Enabling
Capacities

We support CSOs by helping them build capacities, facilitate social accountability, and draw upon cutting-edge expertise that individuals and NGOs may otherwise find difficult to access.

Mobilising
Resources

We work with CSO partners to help them collaborate with state and local bodies, secure grants from donors, and give them technical assistance to raise funds for their work.

Providing Platform
for Dialogue

We are rooted in civil society action and have strong networks with academia, media, donors, UN agencies, and the government. This enables us to provide a platform for dialogue to all stakeholders.

IMPACT

24

States

300

CSOs

100

Partners

32

Funders

We have impacted 1.2 million marginalised lives.


Through our states partnership and citizen engagement we have reached out to 26,000 dalit and tribal families, more than 14,000 minorities, 30,000 women, 3,000 youth and 158 MLAs.

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RESOURCES

Gallery

Browse through our repository of images and videos of our activities.

Reports and
Publications

Insights from our work in the field.

Social Justice
Hub

A space open for dialogue, debates, and discussions.

news

blog

stories

contact

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National Foundation for India
India Habitat Centre, Core 4A
Upper Ground Floor, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003, India
Tel: 91-11-24641864, 24641865
24648490, 24648491
Mail: info@nfi.org.in