Working Together

Our work is fueled by a range of Indian and International donors who invest in our work to empower the urban poor of India. It's a big task and, by working together, we can make a bigger impact. We applaud our donors for their ongoing support and the trust they have placed in us.

Our Current Partners

Our Current Partners

Australian Consulate, Mumbai

Apnalaya was founded by Australian Consul General, Tom Holland, and the Australian Consulate has been a prominent supporter for many years. Via their Direct Aid Program they have helped with sports based project activities and women empowerment through livelihood initiatives.

Child Action, UK

Child Action, UK, helped Apnalaya set up the disability programme and are now supporting the School Saheli project with adolescents.

Epic Foundation, US

Since 2015, Epic Foundation has been one of the few organisations who supports the organisation with unrestricted funding to support programme shortfalls and operating costs.

Give India

Apnalaya is a Give India assured NGO. Give India generates funding to support multiple projects at Apnalaya including health clinics, disability and sponsorships.

HT Parekh Foundation

HT Parekh Foundation is supporting us with our disability programme in 12 slum clusters of Shivaji Nagar

University of Oxford

Since 2017, the University of Oxford has been helping Apnalaya undertake a pneumonia study for 0-5 years children.

Swiss Air Staff Foundation

For almost 20 years, Swiss Air Staff Foundation has supported Apnalaya. They support the education of children and adolescents.


Apnalaya has partnered with UNICEF for the U-Reports project to spread awareness about stigma and discrimination due to Covid-19.

Julius Baer

Julius Baer has supported us to provide ration kits for 19,000 households in the community during the second wave of COVID

ATE Chandra Foundation

ATE Chandra Foundation is a long-term supporter of Apnalaya for various programmes


Godrej Consumer Products is supporting us to help the community get their entitlements and towards livelihood generation for women.


Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives is supporting our citizenship and advocacy programme in slum clusters of Shivaji Nagar


Hindustan Lever supports us for awareness generation campaign on WASH and nutrition with households, schools and anganwadis

Pramiti Philanthropy Partners

Pramiti has been supporting us from the past year in regard to COVID-19 related donation from domestic and international funders.

Omidyar Network India

ONI supports our education intervention that ensures adolescents stay in school and do not drop out of education

Ernst and Young Foundation

Ernst and Young Foundation was the first organisation to support us during the last year’s first wave of COVID and they supported us again the same month to provide ration distribution to vulnerable families

Pranic Healing Foundation

Pranic Healing is addressing child malnutrition through life cycle approach through engagement with community and government stakeholders

Looking To Partner?

Empowering the urban poor requires a sustained and strategic approach. As our cities grow, and the number of urban poor grows along with them, now more than ever, we need to collaborate to address this complex, pressing problem.

There is a role for everyone to play – individuals, corporates, non-profits, governments. But we must work together to solve the puzzle of urban poverty and empower the urban poor. We urge you to join the fight.

Support an Individual

  • Nutritional support for a child 0-6 years
  • Secondary education scholarship for an adolescent
  • Higher educational support for youth
  • Sports for adolescent girls.
  • Healthcare for a high risk pregnant women
  • Day care & educational support for a child with disability
  • Therapy, medical care & assistive devices for a person with disability
  • Train a youth in citizenship & local governance
  • Train a youth in life skills

Support a Community

  • Help households access basic amenities such as hygiene, sanitation & electricity
  • Empower mothers by supporting a Community Childcare Centre
  • Help households obtain drinking water connections
  • Provide assistance to pregnant women via Mother Support Groups

Support a Project

  • E3 – Education, Empowerment and Employability of Youth
  • Disability – support children and adults with disabilities to access the services and civic entitlements they need.
  • Health Clinic – Help provide a health clinic for residents in Shivaji Nagar.
  • Malnutrition – reducing malnutrition via health services and nutrition education.
  • Sports for Girls – Empower girls with Kabaddi coaching and mentoring.
  • Citizenship & Advocacy–train community leaders to form Civic Action Groups.
  • Women’s Livelihoods – helping women become entrepreneurs.

Partner Testimonials

Partner Testimonials

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