Edu-Impact 2021

The Edu-Impact Contest 2021 seeks to identify and encourage impactful projects that overcome challenges in the field of education in India. Through this contest, the Silicon Valley chapter of Asha for Education will fund upto 3 projects for period of 1-3 years from the below categories for a budget of upto INR 11 lakhs.

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    Education policy advocacy and enforcement

    Projects advocating for changes to government policy or helping enforce policies

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    Education initiatives empowering the girl child

    Projects benefiting the female gender tackling challenges such as ( but not limited to ) female hygiene, malnutrition, child labor, early marriages, trafficking etc.

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 March 31st, 2021. 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 March 31st, 2021 to confirm your entry to the contest.
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Please keep your budget requests to under 11 lakhs for a single year.
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 2021, we are inviting proposals across the below categories.

  • Education policy advocacy and enforcement : projects advocating for changes to government policy or helping enforce policies
  • Education initiatives empowering the girl child : projects benefiting the female gender tackling challenges such as ( but not limited to ) female hygiene, malnutrition, child labor, early marriages, trafficking etc.
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-April, 2021.
We are working towards the following timelines for the grant:
• Initial proposal submission – End Of March 2021
• Selection of shortlisted projects Mid April 2021
• Final selection of projects – Early May 2021
• Site visits – June – Aug 2021
Projects will be funded from approx. October 2021 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, email

New Projects Funded in the last 2 years

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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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    Provides rehabilitation services to children with deafblindness and multiple disabilities in the greater Vadodara area. More info here.

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    Rescues and rehabilitates children in distress in areas of Damoh district, Madhya Pradesh. More info here.

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    Addresses critical education needs in flood prone districts of Assam. More info here.

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    Provides access to quality education for children of the Musahar community in Jamui district, Bihar. 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.