We nudge and nurture talent to solve India's biggest developmental challenges

The nonprofit sector in India is still embryonic, with very few organizations of significant scale and impact (compared to the scale of the social and economic problems faced by the country). Less than 0.01% of 1.2 million non-profits have budgets more than $3M.
Two major ecosystem gaps are that the nonprofit sector does not attract the same kind of young and energetic talent as the for-profit sector and that the nonprofit startup ecosystem does not have the same kind of support system (SSIR, 2015) that existed to help for-profit startups thrive. Centre for Social Innovation works towards nudging and nurturing India’s top talent to work on India’s developmental problems.

Our Priorities

Grand Challenges to draw talent, capital and innovation to underserved problems
Venture Philanthropy to nurture nonprofit entrepreneurship
Accelerate adoption of innovation in public systems
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Our Impact in Numbers

80+

nonprofits
incubated

14M+

Lives
Impacted

₹12Cr

grants
disbursed

12x

avg.
grant multiplier

Programs

Social Entrepreneurship
Nurturing non profit founders with innovation grant, accesses to networks and 1:1 mentorship from industry experts
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The/Nudge Prize
Sparking innovation and drawing talent, capital and innovation to underserved problems

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Indian Administrative Fellowship
A program for business leaders from the private sector to drive large scale systems change, working with senior civil servants in government
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We nudge and nurture talent to solve India's biggest developmental challenges

Learn more

The nonprofit sector in India is still embryonic, with very few organizations of significant scale and impact (compared to the scale of the social and economic problems faced by the country). Less than 0.01% of 1.2 million non-profits have budgets more than $3M.
Two major ecosystem gaps are that the nonprofit sector does not attract the same kind of young and energetic talent as the for-profit sector and that the nonprofit startup ecosystem does not have the same kind of support system (SSIR, 2015) that existed to help for-profit startups thrive. Centre for Social Innovation works towards nudging and nurturing India’s top talent to work on India’s developmental problems.

Strategic Priorities

Strategic Priorities

Grand Challenges to draw talent, capital and innovation to underserved problems
Venture Philanthropy to nurture nonprofit entrepreneurship
Accelerate adoption of innovation in public systems
Learn morelearn more

Our Impact in Numbers

80+

nonprofits
incubated

14M+

Lives
Impacted

₹12Cr

grants
disbursed

12x

avg.
grant multiplier
EXPLORE PROGRAMS
Social Entrepreneurship
Nurturing non profit founders with innovation grant, accesses to networks and 1:1 mentorship from industry experts
LEARN MORE
Social Entrepreneurship
Nurturing non profit founders with innovation grant, accesses to networks and 1:1 mentorship from industry experts
Learn More
The/Nudge Prize
Sparking innovation and drawing talent, capital and innovation to underserved problems
LEARN MORE
Social Entrepreneurship
Nurturing non profit founders with innovation grant, accesses to networks and 1:1 mentorship from industry experts
Learn More
Indian Administrative Fellowship
A program for business leaders from the private sector to drive large scale systems change, working with senior civil servants in government
LEARN MORE
Social Entrepreneurship
Nurturing non profit founders with innovation grant, accesses to networks and 1:1 mentorship from industry experts
Learn More