Bridgespan India collaborates with foundations and trusts, individuals, impact investors, and corporations (CSR) to start, expand, or reorient their philanthropy. We support donors and investors seeking to increase the impact and scale of their giving and make their philanthropy more strategic and effective. Our team also serves philanthropic collaboratives at the conception, design, and implementation stages.
Our primary areas of focus include education, health and nutrition, livelihoods, and urban financing and management. Additionally, we are experienced in water, sanitation and hygiene; land rights for the poor; and judicial effectiveness. Within each of these areas, we pursue our work with the goal of enhancing social impact and a passion to bring about equity of opportunity.
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"Bridgespan is a friend and guide we immensely value in the sector. While collaborating on the Pay-What-It-Takes India initiative, EdelGive saw how much Bridgespan cared about the lack of sufficient financial enablement to the Indian grassroots ecosystem. It has always been a delight to engage with Bridgespan’s wonderful team.”
"We aimed to understand how to sustainably change the life path for a disadvantaged Indian adolescent girl, and to do this at scale. Bridgespan brought a unique and hugely important blend of skills, experience, and knowledge. Their deep understanding of field building and scaling—along with their knowledge of India and the local, sectoral environment—helped us arrive at a much clearer view of what had been achieved so far and the opportunities and options that lay ahead."
"In my two years of leading the tribal health collaborative Anamaya, Piramal Swasthya's partnership with Bridgespan has been a highlight. Bridgespan’s contribution in shaping this collaborative has been immense, both from a strategic point of view as well as in networking and forging partnerships. We look forward to developing an even stronger partnership with Bridgespan."
The Bridgespan Group believes that big ideas and actionable insights can change thinking, shape debates, and inspire action. Our research has been published in journals and media outlets including Stanford Social Innovation Review, The Times of India, The Economic Times, Forbes India, Mint, and India Development Review.
The India Impact Investors Council and Bridgespan joined in this research project to chart the debt landscape, identify barriers to debt financing, and propose ways to make debt more accessible.
In this opinion piece, we argue that providing equitable, high-quality healthcare to all requires recognising—and celebrating—differences among traditionally disenfranchised populations.
Our playbook, which includes interviews with a number of CSR programmes, provide guidance to others for how to improve their impact.
Selected reports and articles authored by our India team that can inform the social sector's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Our team works deeply with donors, NGOs, and other social sector actors. We are inspired by a shared vision: to help strengthen clients’ capacity to achieve greater social impact.
Partner and Head of Asia Office
Principal, India Education Lead
Partner and Head of Market Impact, South Asia
Principal, India Rural Prosperity Lead
Bridgespan India also receives invaluable guidance from our Advisory Board, a group of recognised leaders—from philanthropy, NGOs, impact investing, strategy and governance, and other fields—who share our dedication to accelerating change in the social sector.