Prajayatna continues its ‘movement’ with the support of a large well-wisher base, committed volunteers, individuals, and organisations who believe in what we do. Our partners in the past have been NORAD and Action Aid who provided the initial support to the idea of systemic change that was not so popular when we began work in 2000; The Banyan Tree Foundation without whom we would not have developed the path-breaking learning approach now being implemented in 7 states across the country; Aid-et-Action for steering the direction of the reform process in completely new geography by helping us expand from our entrenched ‘Karnataka’ setting to Andhra Pradesh; Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and Tata Education Trust (TET) who believed in a ‘developing’ idea and extended support that provided a fledgling organisation the much-needed confidence to explore and Bernard van Leer Foundation for their unstinted support which enabled us to develop an approach to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).

Our active partners:

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC)

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation(ONGC) is an Indian public sector multinational crude oil and gas company.
Prajayatna is working to ensure that the government schools are transformed in Ghghra block, Gumla district of Jharkhand through community ownership. 



Cargill, Inc. is an American privately held global food corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Founded in 1865, it is the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue.
CARGILL supports the learning initiative of Prajayatna in Ramanagara district of Karnataka.

Save the Children

Save the Children is a global non-profit organisation which was founded in the year 1919. Today, it is India's leading independent child rights NGO.
Save the Children supports the programme of  Early Childhood Care and Education in Anganwadis of the district of Urban Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Deshpande Foundation

Deshpande Foundation mission is to strengthen local ecosystems, build leaders and entrepreneurs, and catalyze innovative thinking to accelerate the creation of sustainable, scalable enterprises that have significant social and economic impact.
Deshpande Foundation supports the programme of  Early Childhood Care and Education in Anganwadis of the district of Dharwad, Karnataka.

CBM Foundation

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.
The CBM Foundation is being aided by the Australian Government to partner with Prajayatna for the programme of Decentralized Governance & Learning in the districts of Chitrakoot & Bahraich of Uttar Pradesh.


TRI-PRADAN is a joint initiative of Tata Trusts and PRADAN.
TRI and PRADAN along with the support of IKEA Foundation partner the Transformation of Education in rural India through community ownership programme in the districts of Gumla & Dumka of Jharkhand.

We have also partnered with:

Ernst and Young Foundation

Ernst and Young Foundation are focused on improving the quality of education that helps attract and retain children at school. They are working with existing government initiatives to improve access, content and delivery of education.
Ernst and Young Foundation supported the programme of Decentralised Governance in the district of Mahbubnagar, Andhra Pradesh.

Dalyan Foundation

The Dalyan Foundation was set up in 2008 as the initiative of an entrepreneurial couple based in Switzerland. The purpose of the Foundation is to enhance the well-being of women and children from underprivileged backgrounds, to improve their economic prospects and to allow them a life of dignity, choice and opportunity. It considers education and sustainable income generation to be two key instruments in achieving these goals.
Dalyan Foundation supports programme of Decentralized Governance and Learning Initiative in the districts of Bijapur, Gulbarga, Bellary, Chamrajnagar & Yadgiri of Karnataka.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. For 50 years, we have supported efforts to advance education for all, preserve the environment, improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries, promote the health and economic well-being of women, support vibrant performing arts, strengthen Bay Area communities and make the philanthropy sector more effective.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation supported the programme of Decentralized Governance in the districts of Mandya, Tumkur, Davangere, Dharwad, Koppal, Bidar, Shimoga, Bagalkote, Gadag, Kodagu & Dakshina Kannada of Karnataka.

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) was set up on June 21, 1991, to realize the vision of Shri Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. Shri Gandhi dreamt of a modern India, secular, and progressive; a country that enshrines the democratic principle of equality and blends progress with rich cultural traditions. He imagined a country with an educated people free of prejudice; where women participate as equals; a nation with space and will to empower all citizens, and especially the underprivileged.
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation supported the programme of Decentralized Governance and Learning Initiative in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Aid et Action

Everywhere in the world, Aide et Action International supports local actors so that they may themselves devise, develop and implement educational projects. Its aim is to build the capacities and promote the autonomy of population groups (communities, parents, teachers, governments, etc.) so that they can sustainably turn into actors of their own lives and responsible citizens.
Aid et Action supported programme of Decentralised Governance in the district of Anantnpur of Andhra Pradesh & Mahbubnagar of Telangana.

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, one of India’s oldest and non-sectarian philanthropic organisations, was established in 1932 by Sir Dorabji Tata (the elder son of Tata group Founder, Jamsetji Tata), to catalyse development across the nation through initiatives which have contemporary relevance. During his lifetime, Sir Dorabji bestowed his entire fortune (with an estimated value of Rs. 10 million at the time) upon the Trust. The funds were to be directed towards the advancement of learning and research, relief work and other charitable purposes, “without any distinction of place, nationality or creed”.
Sir Dorabji Tata Trust supported the programme of Decentralised Governance in the district of Gulbarga of Karnataka & Mahbubnagar of Telangana.

Sir Ratan Tata Trust

Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) is one of the oldest philanthropic institutions in India. It was set up in 1919 in accordance with the will of Sir Ratan Tata, the younger son of Tata group Founder Jamsetji Tata, a year after his demise.
Sir Ratan Tata Trust supported the programme of Decentralised Governance in the district of Gulbarga & Chamrajnagar of Karnataka.


DHFL Changing Lives Foundation

DHFL Changing Lives Foundation believe in investing in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) which is vital for large-scale change and empowerment of the marginalised sections of society. The DHFL Changing Lives Foundation along with facilitation partner - Samhita Social Ventures support the Transformation of Anganwadis in Bokaro district in Jharkhand.