Current Grantee Partners

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Shadhika invests in women-led nonprofits throughout India that are focused on the education, empowerment, and economic self-sufficiency of girls. 

We are currently supporting the following organizations:

  • Baale Mane in Bengalaru: Baale Mane provides a safe and loving home for over 60 girls who have been orphaned or who have been rescued from child trafficking.  Shadhika’s support ensures that over 40 girls receive skills training to prepare them for independence after the age of 18. 
  • Centre for Women’s Research and Development (CWDR) in Chennai: Our grant provides support for life skills and sex education workshops for 300 girls and 20 boys from villages and bastis (slums) in and around Chennai. The girls will also participate in a street theater program that educates the public on women’s rights.
  • Equal Community Foundation (ECF) in Pune: Equal Community Foundation (ECF)  is one of the few NGOs in India focused exclusively on providing in-depth education to boys and young men to raise their awareness of gender-based violence and sex discrimination.
  • Jabala Action Resource Organization in Kolkata: Shadhika’s support will launch a new after-school program for girls ages 10- 24 in the Bowbazaar area of Kolkata – one of the largest red light districts in the city.
  • STOP India in Delhi: Our support underwrites the costs for 15 survivors of sex trafficking to launch a new handicrafts and textiles business, enabling them to reach self-sufficiency through entrepreneurship.
  • Uddami in Kolkata: Uddami provides computer training for disadvantaged young women. Shadhika’s support will enable Uddami to launch a job readiness training program for their graduates.
  • VACHA  in Mumbai: VACHA provides after-school programming for over 120 girls and 50 boys in two bastis (slums) in greater Mumbai. Their programs focus on English language skills, computers, and leadership development, as well as community outreach events on critical issues impacting girls’ lives.
  • Paripurnata in KolkataAs part of our Founders’ Legacy program, we continue our operational support to this halfway house for women who have experienced mental illness due to domestic violence.