Foundations and International NGOs

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work primarily on improving health care services and reducing poverty in developing countries. It is based in Washington State, USA, with projects in Asia, Pacific, South America, Oceana, and Africa.

  • Opportunity International Australia

    Opportunity International Australia provides small loans to families in developing countries to help them start a business, earn an income and leave poverty behind. By helping a mother buy a sewing machine to start a tailoring business or a father buy seeds to plant a vegetable garden, small loans enable them to transform their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. With 98% of loans recycled, the impact continues year after year. 

  • Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

    The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, a Texas-based philanthropic organisation, has committed more than US$850 million to assist non-profit organisations working in major urban communities in the US, South Africa, and India. The Foundation focuses its efforts on improving the education and health of impoverished urban children.

  • Nike Foundation

    Nike Foundation reaches out to 250 million adolescent girls around the world to end poverty for themselves and the world. The Foundation works with country-specific partners across the globe and invests in programs and projects to empower girls and harness their full potential to fight poverty.

  • is a non-profit organisation, working to improve access to safe water and sanitation.  It has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America. To create lasting change in the water sector, fosuses its efforts on new solutions, new financing models, greater transparency, and real partnerships.

  • Dia Vikas

    Dia Vikas, a subsidiary of Opportunity International Australia, partners with local MFIs and livelihood and development service partners in India to assist millions of the poor. It aims to lift the poor out of poverty permanently.

  • Equity Group Foundation

    The Foundation, developed under the CSR wing of Equity Bank, takes forward the Group's social initiatives and interventions.  Based in Nairobi, the Foundation seeks to catalyse the socio-economic prosperity of the African people by giving opportunity to the millions at the bottom of the pyramid, and incorporate them into the modern economy.

  • Calvert Foundation

    Calvert Foundation designs and innovates financial products and services for every person, not just institutions.  The Foundation has directed the flow of capital to disadvantaged communities in order to create a more equitable and sustainable society. Headquartered in the US, Calvert Foundation has nearly US$200 million invested in 250 community organisations in the US and over 100 other countries.

  • Rabobank Foundation

    Rabobank Foundation contributes to the worldwide fight against poverty on the basis of economics, not charity. Its primary goal is to help its partner cooperatives and their members to become financially and economically independent, so that they can ultimately realise their own ambitions of prosperity and well-being.

  • Gatsby

    Gatsby is a London-based philanthrophic organisation with interest in Plant science research, Neuroscience research, Science and engineering education, Economic development in Africa, Public policy research and advice and the Arts. It was set up in 1967 David Sainsbury. More than a funder, Gatsby acts as an enabler for projects, designing, developing, overseeing and, in some cases, delivering activities. Gatsby promotes innovation in research through it's various promgrammes running at European academies and also supports sustainable development in East Africa.

  • Gateway Financial Innovations for Savings

    Gateway Financial Innovations for Savings (GAFIS) supports the development of savings products that are truly useful to poor clients in developing countries and that make long-term business sense for the financial institution offering them. GAFIS has partnered with the five leading banks from five developing countries to develop useful and viable savings products for the poor. These are Bancolombia, Colombia; Bansefi, Mexico; Equity Bank, Kenya; ICICI Bank, India and Standard Bank, South Africa. Till now, 500,000 poor customers are meaningfully using GAFIS-supported savings products. GAFIS is a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

  • Grameen Foundation

    Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage of Grameen Bank, Grameen Foundation  founded in 1997 works to  promote the Grameen Bank microfinance model around the world through a network of partner microfinance institutions. The foundation's aim is to enable the poor, especially the poorest women, to create a world without poverty. Based in Washington D.C, the foundation invests and partners with local social entrepreneurs in Asia, Africa, the America and the Middle East to empower people. Grameen Foundation's motto is  to change the lives of the poor through innovation by partnering with local MFIs. Till now, 9.4 million people of the world's poor have been helped by Grameen's MFI partners that has helped them to begin their journey out of poverty.

  • Grameen Sahara

    Grameen Sahara is a development facilitating organisation that focuses on promoting sustainable livelihoods for the poor in rural, semi-urban and urban areas through provision of financial services, technical assistance, and other required development support services.

  • Omidyar Network

    Omidyar Network is a philanthropic investment firm established in 2004. With a firm belief that every person has the potential to make a difference, Omidyar Network provides opportunity to people to improve their lives by investing in market-based efforts that can lead to economic and social change.  The organisation's headquarters are in Redwood City, CA. Omidyar Network also has employees in London, and Mumbai. The organisation invest in both for-profit companies and nonprofit organisations around the world to spur widespread, positive social impact.To date, Omidyar Network has committed more than $290 million to for-profit companies and nonprofit organisations that foster economic advancement and encourage individual participation across multiple investment areas. Omidyar Network focuses on five initiatives: Consumer Internet & Mobile, Entrepreneurship, Financial Inclusion, Government Transparency, and Property Rights.

  • PLAN International

    Founded 75 years ago, Plan is one of the oldest and largest children's development organisations in the world. Currently, PLAN International works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. In 2012, Plan worked with 84 million children in 90,131 communities. 

  • Save the Children

    Based in Washington, Save the Children is an international organisation that works for children's rights in 120 countries spread across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Carribean, Middle East and USA. With a vision of a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation, Save the Children's area of expertise include: Child Survival, Child Protection, Education, Responding to Emergencies and Disaster Risk Reduction. 

  • Gram Tarang

    Gram Tarang owes its genesis to Bapuji Rural Enlightenment and Development Society (BREDS) a social developmental organization formed in 1983 to serve the most marginalized, vulnerable rural communities and focus on their socio-economic betterment through empowerment and sustainable livelihood promotion. 

  • Amhara Credit and Saving Institution

    Since past decade Amhara Credit and Saving Institution (ACSI), an NGO in Amhara region of Ethiopia,  is working towards food security and poverty elivation in the region  through increased access to lending and saving services. ACSI  promotes agricultural and non-agricultural economic activities; works towards increasing clients' income and asset position; and promotes sustainable financial services, both operational and financial.

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