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Our mentors and donors take an active interest in our work”

Mentors and Donors

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* Mentors with team - New Delhi, 2014

Arjun Malhotra

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In Jhalawar, Feb 2018

Arjun was instrumental in setting up HCL. He went on to serve as the CEO and Chairperson of Headstrong technologies. He is a constant source of encouragement and guidance, introducing us to game-changing ideas.

Shiv Nadar


Shiv Nadar is the Founder and Chairman of HCL Corporation and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. He is one of India’s foremost business leaders and a formidable philanthropist. He has given us opportunities to visit and observe his foundation's remarkable work and share learnings with each other.

This program can transform the maternal and child health scenario in Rajasthan. The Antara Foundation has impressive credentials to lead this ambitious program on ground as well.”

Shiv Nadar

Bill Gates

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With the team - New Delhi, 2014

Bill Gates is deeply interested in India, Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition, and our work. His incisive questions and humility continue to inspire us.

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* Mr. R N Tata with team, 2015

Tata Trusts

Tata Trusts have been Involved with Antara Foundation since March 2015. Along with the Govt of Rajasthan, we run a program called Akshada aimed at improving maternal and child health outcomes in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar and Baran districts and focusing on the critical ‘1000 days’ between conception and age two.

Tata Trusts have truly been enlightened donors and share our vision for a healthier Rajasthan. They are India’s foremost philanthropic institution and have made invaluable contributions to nation building. The Trusts support and drive innovation in areas such as natural resources management, education, healthcare and nutrition, rural livelihoods, among others. They have been working in Rajasthan since 2003, covering a cross section of development challenges.


Mr. Tata at the MoU signing for Akshada with the Hon. CM, Rajasthan

Bajaj Auto

Bajaj Auto’s CSR division works with us on our newest program, Aayushi, in Sikar District’s Dhod Block. The program aims to reduce under-five child mortality by implementing our model of bringing in innovative, low-cost, scalable innovations to healthcare in partnership with the government system.

Bajaj Auto has undertaken various philanthropic activities and social work through its corporate and non-corporate entities, besides providing financial support to such causes. Bajaj plays a prominent role in such activities through its range of community development endeavours. Bajaj’s CSR areas include education, health, women empowerment, self-reliance, rural development, and environment & natural resources. Our journey together has been productive and enriching and we look forward to a healthier Dhod.

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Bajaj representative interacting with frontline workers

The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI)

The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI) was created by Tata Trusts with a panel of leading experts to develop and advocate an informed stand on policy relating to nutrition. TINI supports scaling up of the AAA platform to five districts in Rajasthan under the 'Rajsangam' banner.

Children's Investment Fund Foundation

The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) worked with us on Ayana, a program aimed at improving saliency of nutrition in Rajasthan. Under the aegis of this program, several events such as a nutrition symposium and CSR summit were convened to educate key stakeholders on the importance of nutrition.

CIFF is the world’s largest philanthropy that focuses specifically on improving children’s lives. CIFF works with a range of partners to transform the lives of vulnerable children and adolescents in developing countries. The foundation’s areas of work include improving children and adolescents’ health, nutrition, education, deworming and welfare, and smart ways to slow down and stop climate change.


CIFF representative greeting Mr. Naveen Jain (MD - NHM, Rajasthan) at the Ayana Nutrition Symposium

The Akshada Program and the AAA platform is an important innovation in addressing the malnutrition challenge and we are proud to partner with Ashok Alexander and the Antara Foundation in taking this program to scale in Rajasthan and beyond.”

R Venkatraman, Managing Trustee - Tata Trusts