Grantee Profile

Child In Need Institute

Grants to Child In Need Institute

  • $100,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 1 month)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    CALCUTTA, INDIA — Founded in Kolkata in 1974, Child In Need Institute's (CINI) work is guided by an integrated approach that seeks to ensure sustainable development through multiple strategies in the fields of education, protection, health, and nutrition with a focus on women and children. The organization has wide experience in developing pilots and low-cost approaches that have, in several instances, been adopted by the Government of India and replicated in broader systems. CINI has previously received a MacArthur award to implement a project with youth in schools and in the community to deliver sexual and reproductive health information and services, and to prevent child marriage in four districts in the state of West Bengal. With this tie-off award CINI is continuing to implement the intervention in two districts and sharing results of the project so that it may be more widely adopted.

  • $285,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    CALCUTTA, INDIA — Child in Need Institute works to advance programs on young people’s sexual and reproductive health in India. The grant will support the organization to build on existing health programs for youth in schools and in the community to effectively deliver sexual and reproductive health information and services, and to promote later age at marriage, in select districts in the state of West Bengal.

  • $160,000Active Strategy

    2001 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    CALCUTTA, INDIA — To support a regional adolescent resource center on reproductive and sexual health and rights (over three years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    CALCUTTA, INDIA — To support a program to encourage men to become involved in reproductive health decision making (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Child In Need Institute $695,000 between 1978 and 2016.