Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy - Ashoka University

Works to catalyse the impact space in India via research, collaborations, capacity development and leadership development

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  • Sonipat, Haryana


Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy is a an academic centre that tries to catalyse philanthropy in India by knowledge, networks and capacity dev Read moreelopment. It has narrowed down on three primary ways of doing this, firstly through research and data/knowledge products, secondly through providing platforms for distribution and discussion of knowledge and thirdly by enabling capacity development and leadership development among stakeholders. CSIP is involved in research on various aspects of giving and has brought out reports to educate and raise the awareness of people. Some of its researches are: • Report on tax incentives for philanthropic giving: A study of twelve countries: This study has tried to put together the effect of tax on charitable contributions in twelve countries and how policy and laws can be framed to encourage generosity in giving. • The impact of COVID-19 on India’s non-profit organisations: This report discusses the state of NGO’s in the pandemic situation. It brings together learnings from various NGO’s on how they struggled to survive in this period and the good that came out of it. It presented this report for two consecutive years 2020 and 2021. • Estimating philanthropic capital in India: Discusses the capability of the country to donate and the scope of giving. • Regulatory Frameworks for India’s Voluntary Sector: Global and Cross-sectoral Review of Initiatives and Practices: Explores on how to bring accountability and transparency in the sector of charitable contributions. • State of the support eco-system: Looks at the support structures which make the NGO eco-system like human resources, financial services etc. • A Study on the Legal, Regulatory, and Grants-in-Aid Systems for India’s Voluntary Sector: Analyses the technology and practices that are emerging along with the non-profit sector. • #GivingTuesdayIndia 2018 Report: Explores the patterns of giving charitable donations. • Advocacy, Rights and Civil Society: Reviews the changing trends of funding the NGO sector in India. Its efforts are funded by Citi, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Omidyar Network India and Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies.


  • Research
  • Skill Development
  • Eco-system enabler
  • Governance
  • Data & Information

Sub Sectors

  • Scholarships


Project Location


Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Plot #2

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    Ashoka University

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