Grantee Profile

Akanksha Fund

Grants to Akanksha Fund

  • $177,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Akanksha Fund is the US 501c3 fundraising arm of the Akanksha Foundation in India, a non-profit organization that runs after school programs as well as charter schools for low-income students in Pune and Mumbai. The Akanksha Foundation is leading a partnership that will create an Indian School Leadership Institute, which will train a new generation of school leaders in order to improve learning outcomes among low income children. In the pilot phase, the project will focus on urban areas in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Delhi.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Akanksha Fund $177,000 between 2003 and 2014.