India

MacArthur’s grantmaking in India primarily supports mitigation interventions that seek sustainable solutions to challenges India faces from climate change. In addition, the Foundation is implementing the legacy/exit phases for its engagements on Population and Reproductive Health and the Girls Secondary Education programs.

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Our Grantmaking in India

MacArthur has been active in India since 1990 and opened an office in New Delhi in 1994, led by a staff of Indians who know and love their country. The Foundation’s presence in-country has enabled it to work and partner directly with a diverse set of individuals and institutions who have and continue to play a remarkable role in the field of maternal and reproductive health and in promoting the participation of girls in accessing quality secondary education in the country. Resulting from internal deliberations, the Foundation is currently supporting the implementation of a legacy phase for its Population and Reproductive Health program and an exit phase for its Girls Secondary Education program. There is also limited grantmaking focused on internet governance as part of the Foundation's interest in advancing technology in the public interest.

Since 2016, the Foundation’s key focus in India has been to support mitigation interventions that seek sustainable solutions to challenges India faces from climate change. The Foundation makes available resources to established civil society organizations with recognized expertise in the field of climate change mitigation. Typically, these institutions work in close partnership with diverse sets of stakeholders – including established public institutions and other civil society actors.

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India Funds Community Health Workers for Newborn Care

The Government of India approved funding for more than 800,000 female community health workers to provide home-based postnatal and newborn care services. Read More

$1.2 Million to Support Research and Collaboration on Girls’ Secondary Education in the Developing World

In support of girls’ post-primary education in developing countries, MacArthur awarded four grants totaling more than $1.2 million. Read More
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Harnessing Corporate Philanthropy to Educate the World’s Poor

A report by the Center for Universal Education at Brookings suggests specific opportunities to achieve greater impact in educating the world’s poor through corporate philanthropy. Read More

Slideshow: Population & Reproductive Health

The Foundation’s population and reproductive health grantmaking seeks to reduce maternal death and illness and to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Read More

Foundation President Robert Gallucci Addresses the City Club of Chicago

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci shares his insights into philanthropy while discussing his background and his goals for the Foundation. Read More

UN Announces $40 Billion Commitment to Fight Maternal and Child Deaths

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the investment, which includes $30 million in grants from MacArthur. Read More

Conference Shapes Collective Efforts on Maternal Health

With MacArthur support, organizations from India, Mexico, and Nigeria joined academics and government officials at the first global technical meeting focused solely on maternal health. Read More

International Multimedia Institute Launches in India

Aspiring journalists in India can now train in an 11-month digital media program that emphasizes the best professional practices. Read More

Delhi Government Ordered to Pay Pregnant Woman Who Was Denied Care

The Delhi High Court ordered the Government of Delhi to compensate a woman who gave birth alone three months after she was denied medical benefits by a public maternity center. Read More

Reducing Maternal Mortality in India

Research of MacArthur Fellow and grantee Sue J. Goldie suggests that better family planning, improved emergency obstetrical care, and support for safe abortion could significantly reduce maternal mortality in India in less than a decade. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Moutushi Sengupta

Moutushi Sengupta

Director, India Office
Portrait of Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Dipa Nag Chowdhury

Deputy Director, India Office

Vikas Kumar

Driver, India

Tara Chand Sharma

Office Assistant, India

Shanthini Thomas

Executive Secretary, India