Creative Philanthropy

The Shiv Nadar Foundation is a strong believer of “Creative Philanthropy”. The most common approach to philanthropy has been to identify gaps and address them through time-bound, project-based, large-scale initiatives. This is the corrective route. Governments, corporate and several foundations globally have been following this approach and working in the areas of education, health, environment, among others. The most common approach is towards correcting social ills through strategic intervention initiatives.    

Creative philanthropy is a powerful model that has its roots in the US and exists in the form of institutions that go beyond the lifetime of its founders and continue to impact future generations. It is an approach that allows sustained institutionalized philanthropy for long-term high impact socio-economic transformation. The avenues of transformation can be many but the Foundation believes that education has the power to be the single-largest tool for socio-economic transformation.

Creative philanthropy has the power to drive long term, sustainable, catalytic and multiplier impact for socio-economic transformation and change the future. The Foundation has been created on the core philosophy of building lasting institutions of excellence in education to impact not just the lives of individuals but to drive a force multiplier impact on individuals and communities for long term sustained transformation.