If you’re a social entrepreneur with an innovative, technology-led solution that can become a force multiplier of change in education, public healthcare, climate action or gender inclusivity, we’d love to hear from you!
Before submitting your grant application, we recommend that you:
Our grant sizes are variable and depend entirely on the current stage of the solution and its immediate goals for operationalization and scale.
Please note that ACT does not work with any third parties to solicit grant applications and does not charge any fees for entrepreneurs to do so. If you have been approached by someone who is offering to submit a grant application on your behalf to ACT for a fee, we urge you to report it to the Cyber Crime Cell immediately.
As a collective, we deeply believe that everyone desires to contribute towards creating social impact in some way, shape or form. To that end, we take great joy in curating custom pathways for individuals, at different stages of their careers, to meaningfully engage with us and our mission.
If you’re a startup founder, a venture capitalist or a C-suite executive with veteran expertise in the realms of technology, data-led platforms or simply building early stage enterprises, you could:
“I’m a teacher and an education entrepreneur, and social impact is very close to my heart. When I first met the ACT For Education team, I was inspired by their intense desire to create impact at scale. Since then, I have been involved in supporting them in identifying and enabling a new breed of ed-tech founders for Bharat. I truly believe ACT will make a dent in the universe in the years to come, and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
“We chose to support ACT because not only do they understand the key challenges of the 21st century, but they effectively blend the principles of social impact, entrepreneurship and collaboration to bring about long-term systemic change. It has been gratifying to be part of this collective initiative with a group of motivated and committed individuals.”
“It has been a pleasure collaborating with ACT on the Tech Advisors For Social Change program with the laudable objective of enabling senior tech talent meaningfully volunteer their time and expertise to social enterprises in the education, climate action and public healthcare spaces. It has been a wonderful experience being associated with such a well structured program that brings talented tech advisors and purpose driven organizations together.”
“I’ve been inspired by ACT For Women’s mission to enable the startup ecosystem to drive women’s workforce participation in India. That, coupled with my deep belief in the need for gender equity at the workplace, is what led me to collaborate with the team in a philanthropic as well as an advisory capacity. Being a part of the ACT collective has been a truly meaningful engagement and I look forward to helping the organization scale its impact in the time to come.”
If you’re a mid-senior professional who’s either looking to volunteer time in an expertise-led way or transition to social impact full-time, you could:
The Tech Advisors program aims to help social enterprises leverage tech experts to bolster their tech capabilities while giving such volunteers a meaningful way to contribute towards social impact.Register Interest
Share your profile with us and we’ll highlight it with our portfolio founders, who are looking to hire across a range of positions – they’ll reach out to you directly if they see a potential good fit.Share Your Resume
If you’re someone at the early stages of your career, the ACT Fellowship is a great opportunity for you to learn what it takes to leverage venture philanthropy for creating social impact at scale.
The nine-month, full-time program will enable Fellows to learn how venture capital principles are applied to philanthropy, from leading investors, founders, and social impact leaders. Each Fellow will be matched with one of ACT’s four focus areas – ed-tech, public healthcare, climate action, and gender inclusivity – and will work with the ACT team on a wide array of live projects including sector research, deal-flow sourcing, due diligence, investment pitches, portfolio management, impact assessment, collaborative programs, industry events and partnerships, etc.Learn More
We’re always on the lookout for mission-aligned social entrepreneurs who are solving some of India’s most complex social problems and so, your recommendation adds value to our investment decision-making process.
If you’re wondering which company to recommend, just take a look at our focus areas to understand our investment thesis better.Refer Now
No matter where you are on your philanthropic journey, ACT would love to play a small role in catalyzing the part that YOU want to play in India’s social landscape.
If you’d like to support ACT as a funder / donor and fuel our journey ahead, please get in touch with us and we’ll help you understand our work a lot better to help inform your decision.Pledge Your Support
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