Ashoka India came into being in 1981. In 1982, we elected the first group of Ashoka Fellows. Since then Ashoka India has grown into a rich fellowship of more than 350 fellows who are working in diverse fields. Ashoka India’s Venture and Global fellowship programs have been made richer by the ownership and guidance of Fellows who are now 350 in number..


In tribal regions of a metropolitan city like Mumbai and rural parts of the Thane district, there are several households and clusters in need of livelihood. There are several women in these clusters who wish to fend for themselves and their families. Having observed the need, women artisans skill enhancement project was incepted. Through skilling 250 artisans from Sanjay Gandhi National Park and Aarey Colony, Mumbai and rural parts of Bhiwandi, Thane, we managed to achieve the first step towards our goal. This project came to life with support from LTI CSR  In addition to the skill training, providing them market linkage assistance and encouraging them to form producer group, training them in basic marketing skills to sell their products are all the activities undertaken to help find these women a sustainable livelihood.

Deshpande Foundation

Founded by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande in 1996, the Deshpande Foundation is the family’s investment in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for change. Over the last 15 years, the Deshpande Foundation has embarked on large scale projects in the United States and India. The Deshpande Foundation helps entrepreneurs and leaders put together the right pieces to grow and succeed with their innovation.



Seamless Education Academy was formed with a united aim to focus on producing trained human power as needed for knowledge-linked industries. They provide a vibrant academic environment and efficient operative structure in a seamless integrated approach for learning and enhancing required professional skills.

SBI Foundation

Project Disha

Project Disha Will Be Implemented to provide career guidance and counseling program to 1200 rural students in Kamrup  District of Guwahti, Assam.

Strategic Partners

Global Education & Leadership Foundation

The Global Education & Leadership Foundation (tGELF) is a program initiative of The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation

UnLtd India

UnLtd India is a seed fund and incubator for social entrepreneurs.



BIG AIMS, a premier animation training institute of Reliance Animation, is part of Reliance Entertainment the largest entertainment group in India.

Angadi Institute of Technology

Suresh Angadi Education Foundation has been founded with the objective of providing permanent structures to the society in the field of education