We inspire transformative giving
Accelerate Indian Philanthropy (AIP) was founded in 2021 with an objective to transform the strategic giving landscape in India. AIP works with ultra-high net worth individuals and families (in India and the diaspora) to create sustainable impact by inspiring and enabling them to give more, give sooner, and give better.
AIP is incubated at The Convergence Foundation (TCF), a grant-making incubator run by philanthropist Ashish Dhawan that builds and scales new foundations in key areas of India’s development sector. TCF identifies critical gaps in key economic and social areas, partners with outstanding institution builders, and works on building long-lasting organizations.
How do we do it?
Inspire and encourage thoughtful, personalized giving
Support you in discovering a mission and vision for your giving
Design evidence-based, personalised giving roadmap
Creating visibility and mainstreaming the philanthropy narrative in India
Curating and disseminating insights and case studies from the philanthropic ecosystem
Guiding philanthropists through their giving journey with knowledge and peer learning
Bringing philanthropists together on a platform for sharing ideas and knowledge
Why it is the best time to give?
We are now positioned at a seminal moment with substantial crystallization of wealth. The number of billionaires in India has increased in the previous decade, and we are expected to house a combined net worth of INR 360 lakh crore by 2025.
The share of the bottom 50% of the population in national wealth is merely 6%, and 84% of Indian households have witnessed an income decline during the Covid-19 pandemic.
While wealth is growing at 2.5x times global growth, giving lags global averages (0.5% vs. 2-3% in the US). There is, therefore, an imperative to make philanthropy as aspirational as wealth creation.