Unleash your potential as one of India’s top nonprofit entrepreneurs

Manu & Safiya

Co-Founders, Karya

The/Nudge Institute has helped us understand what a resilient livelihood is, and that it can only happen through collaboration.


Co-Founder, Farmers for Forests

From the start, The/Nudge Institute has helped us think about scale. This helped us think a lot bigger, and we have been able to do a lot more in the last three years than we thought we could.

Maximise your impact through

Innovation grants

We offer grants of ₹15-200 lakhs to grow your impact and achieve scale.

Ecosystem connects

Join an inspiring peer group and a supportive network of funders, subject matter experts and administrators.

Dedicated mentoring

Receive 1:1 hands-on guidance from India's most eminent mentors and advisors.

Meet your mentors

Raj Gilda

Co-founder, Lend A Hand India

Paresh Parasnis

Former CEO, Piramal Foundation

K R Lakshminarayna

Chief Endowment Officer, Azim Premji Foundation

Ujwal Thakar

CEO, Pratham India Education Initiative

Samit Ghosh

Founder, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

Gopichand Katragadda

Founder and CEO, Myelin Foundry

Jugal Mohapatra

Non-Executive Chairman, IIBX & FDRVC

Dr. Sekhar Bonu

Senior Fellow, NITI Aayog

Kamakshi Rao

Senior Investment Partner, Ankur Capital

Maneesh Dhir

Ex-MD, Apple India

SK Jain

Founder, RatnaTraya Capital & Westbridge Capital

Sushma Rajagopalan

Partner at Rittenhouse Ventures

Jagdeesh Puppala

CEO, Living Landscapes

Nikunj Jhaveri

Chairman & Founder Systems Plus Group of Companies

P.V.S Suryakumar

Former Deputy Managing Director, NABARD

Rekha Koita

Co-Founder, Koita Foundation

Sushant Dash

CEO, Tata Starbucks

Umakant Soni

Chairman, AI Foundry

Vivek Mathur

Operating Partner, Elevation Capital

Ziaa Lalkaka

CEO, HT Parekh Foundation

Our impact in numbers

Our programs


Catalysing early-stage social entrepreneurs working on some of the most challenging problems faced in the livelihood sector.

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Accelerating livelihood-focused nonprofits that are ready to grow and scale.

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Meta Pragati

Supporting women founders, enabling resilient livelihoods for all.

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Our partners

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