To address the chronic underfunding of NGOs in India, The Bridgespan Group joined with five leading philanthropies—A.T.E. Chandra Foundation, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, EdelGive Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and Omidyar Network India—to establish the Pay-What-It-Takes India Initiative.
This study shares the initial findings of the initiatives, drawing on a broad-based survey and financial analysis of NGOs. It also recommends four practices to set funders and NGOs on a new path.
At Dasra Philanthropy Week 2021, Bridgespan shared the initial insights of the Pay-What-It-Takes initiative. The session included a presentation by Nilesh Nimkar (director of QUEST, Quality Education Support Trust) and a panel discussion with Amit Chandra (co-founder of A.T.E. Chandra Foundation) and Vidya Shah (chairperson and CEO of EdelGive Foundation), moderated by Jagdeesh Rao (chief executive of FES, Foundation for Ecological Security).