Edu-Impact 2020

The Edu-Impact Contest 2020 seeks to identify and encourage impactful works that overcome the challenges in the field of education in India. Through this contest, the Silicon Valley chapter of Asha for Education will fund upto 4 projects from the below categories.

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    Special Needs Children

    Projects catering to children with any form of physical or mental disability.

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    Home for children rescued from vulnerable conditions

    Projects providing a safe home for children rescued from perilous conditions. Projects that work in the area of child rescue and rehabilitation will also be considered.

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    Improving the quality of education

    Projects should be from one of these states – Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Submit the proposal

If you are a registered NGO from India with a valid FCRA, with an idea that meet the above conditions, apply now by clicking the link below. Your application should reach us by Jan 31st, 2020. Refer FAQ below for more details. If you have more questions, please reach out to

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Please fill up this form by Jan 31st, 2020 to confirm your entry to the contest.
Click here to apply!
Currently, we do not have any specific budget restrictions. But Asha’s funding will be decided based on our own budgets, number of projects chosen and the budgets for other projects.
Asha for Education Silicon Valley chapter will fund a project for a maximum duration of 3 years. Smaller duration projects are also welcome.
No prior partnership with Asha for Education is required to participate in this contest. Prior partnership neither puts you at an advantage nor at a disadvantage in this contest.
Any registered NGO from India can participate in this contest as long as you have a valid FCRA document.
For a charitable group in India to receive funds from an overseas source, the government of India requires that the charitable group has registration that complies with the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Without FCRA approval, grantee organizations in India may not legally receive foreign contributions from any donor outside of India. For more details, see the MHA website at:
For 2020, we are inviting proposals across the below categories.

  • Special Needs children
  • Home for children rescued from vulnerable conditions
  • Improving the quality of education in government schools in these states – Assam, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan
  • We will evaluate the ideas based on impact on the community. Ideas whose impact can be quantitatively measured are encouraged. New projects funded by the chapter in the last 2 years are listed below.
    If your project does not fit into the above categories, please apply at the Asha-wide proposals page – The proposals submitted at this page will be visible to all Asha chapters looking to fund new projects.
    After an initial review and screening of submitted applications, we will contact you with a more detailed questionnaire about your proposed project. If selected for that stage, we will send updated instructions around mid-March, 2020.
    We are working towards the following timelines for the grant:
    • Initial proposal submission – Jan 31st, 2020
    • Selection of shortlisted projects Feb – mid March 2020
    • Detailed proposal submission – End of March, 2020
    • Final selection of projects – May 2020
    • Site visits – June – Aug 2020
    Projects will be funded from Aug 2020 onwards.
    If the ideas you are proposing are diverse enough, then you are welcome to submit each of them as a separate submission.
    If you are unable to submit your idea in English, please email your proposal in the language you prefer to
    If you have more questions, mail

    New Projects Funded in the last 2 years

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      Deenabandhu, Karnataka

      Establish nodal science corners in 8 government schools in Davanagere in Northern Karnataka that will take science education to 50 schools in the region. More info here.

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      Shraddha Trust - The Teacher Foundation, Karnataka

      Coaching for Schools Success programme (CFSS) aims at building the competency and capability of teachers across 35 government schools in rural regions of Yadgiri and Haveri districts and create a cohesive team of school coaches in each participating school. More info here.

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      Sankalp Ek Prayas, Chattisgarh

      Work with 15 rural government schools to improve the quality of education in Durg & Bhilai, Chattisgarh. More info here.

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      Parivaar Sri Ramakrishna Seva Kutir, Madhya Pradesh

      Provide nutritious meals and supplementary education for 100 children in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh where malnutrition is as high as 90%. More info here.

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      Shaktidhama, Karnataka

      Provided a school bus to ensure safe transportation of 154 girl children rehabilitated from perilous conditions in Mysore, Karnataka. More info here.

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      Snehalaya, Maharashtra

      Snehalaya English Medium School was set up in 2010, primarily to provide education to their Rehab Center children who were struggling in mainstream school as their HIV medication and restricted health affected their concentration and attendance. Asha is funding a teacher training program for Snehalaya in the areas of psychological, health education and counselling. More info here.

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      Maitri - Shaala, Maharashtra

      Set up a library and bring activity based learning to improve the quality of education for 150 children in tribal community of Melghat, Maharashtra. More info here.

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      Human Uplift Trust, Tamil Nadu

      Support the living, medical and education expenses for 30 children orphaned/affected by HIV in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu. More info here.