Who We Are

“Never doubt that a group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. It is the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead

As a non-profit venture philanthropy platform, ACT is built upon the premise that an entrepreneurial mindset, technology & innovation and collective action have the power to create meaningful social impact at scale.

We are driven by a bias for action to catalyse social change through collaboration across the board – startup founders, VCs, industry experts, NGOs, government stakeholders as well as the public at large.

Why

We believe that technology & innovation can unlock social impact at scale through high quality solutions that are relevent, accessible and affordable

How

As A Venture
Philanthropy Fund

Provide grants to catalyse entrepreneurs & organisations pioneering innovative solutions

As A Collective
Action Platform

Leverage ACT’s network of experts, mentors & funders to support grantee strategy & operations

Our grants are given as seed capital to incubate and accelerate innovations that have demonstrated ability to address some of India’s most complex social needs. In addition to providing funding, we work with our grantees on their strategy as well as operations and help them harness the strength of our collective – through best-in-class industry mentorship that can enable them to build sustainable organisations.

Essentially we treat each grant as an investment in India’s future and thus, focus on ensuring that it yields a return by meaningfully shifting life outcomes.

Know More About Our Approach

Our Focus Areas

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ACT For Education

Enabling the bottom three quartiles of India’s population to learn at home by harnessing the power of affordable, accessible and high-quality ed-tech interventions.

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ACT For Environment

Catalyzing climate action through innovations for better air quality, effective energy transition, efficient waste management, water security, and land rejuvenation.

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ACT For Health

Empowering cutting edge solutions that bridge the access and affordability gap on primary healthcare, cancer, diabetes, TB, and mental health.

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ACT For Women

Aims to accelerate India’s progress in workforce participation through data, tech-led platforms and collaboration.

Our Community Is Our Superpower

With the trust and goodwill we earned through our work during COVID, we’ve been able to leverage an incredibly unique and valuable network of individuals and organisations to power our platform.

Anjali Bansal

Bejul Somaia

GV Ravishankar

Mohit Bhatnagar

Paula Mariwala

Prashanth Prakash

Sandeep Singhal

Shekhar Kirani

Sudipto Sannigrahi

Vani Kola

This is just a snapshot of our ever growing collective - as we journey ahead, we hope to inspire more such individuals & organisations to deeply engage with us as partners, advisors & collaborators!

Our Impact 2022-23

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47.04
Cr


Invested

30


Innovations
supported

19
Mn


Lives
Touched

Our proof of concept is embedded in the incredible impact achieved by the 30 entrepreneurs we’ve supported in 2022-23:

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Scaling reach
by 10x

From reaching just about 2 Mn individuals during the pandemic to 19 Mn by Mar 2023, 83% of whom belong to India 3

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Raising 6x follow-on
capital

19 of our portfolio founders raised additional external capital as their solutions started to transform lives for the better

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Winning prestigious
awards

21 of our portfolio organisations gained prestigious
national & international recognition for the efficacy of their solutions

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Unlocking government
partnerships

11 of our portfolio organisations cracked government partnerships to unlock further scale and sustainability

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What Our Partners Have To Say

ACT Capital Foundation For Social Impact is a not-for-profit company incorporated and registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. All donations made to ACT Capital Foundation are eligible for income tax deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.

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