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Strategic alliances strengthen our efforts to influence global health programmes and agendas.

We work with organisations at the local, national, regional and global levels.

Ashraya Hastha Trust

Ashraya Hastha Trust is a non-profit Trust founded in May 2000 by Maj (Retd) S. Nanjundiah at Bangalore with the following founding Trustees - Mr Dinesh K and Mrs. Asha Dinesh, with the primary purpose of helping the poor and needy, mainly in the areas of Education and Rural Health Care. The couple’s humble family background inspired the trust to extend necessary help to other humanitarian purposes in the field of education by providing financial assistance to deserving economically backward students, education of specially-abled students, infrastructure, etc. With the passage of time, Mr & Mrs. Dineshs' daughters Mrs.Divya and Ms.Deeksha also became the trustees and gave a boost to the act of empowering people.

The goodwill started at their home state of Karnataka and has now proudly flourished across the country touching many lives/beneficiaries in association with various communities and NGOs. The trust has provided multi-dimensional support to the NGOs and communities across the nation under the broad umbrella of wellness to all being in rural & urban locations in India. The vision of the trust has expanded with the inclusion of the daughters who choose to share the responsibility of trusteeship, covering animal welfare and holistic wellbeing of individual with the prime focus on mental wellbeing. Their expertise in solving the social problems in an innovative and inclusive way persuaded the family to add Social Incubation along with the Trust.

In the past decade, the meaningful collaboration of the trust with NGOs has brought a significant social impact in the lives of beneficiaries. The experience gained by spending nearly 2 decades in this sector has attuned us to the needs of the community .

Social Venture Partners (SVP)

Social Venture Partners (SVP) is the world’s largest network of engaged philanthropists, with over 4000+ investor-donors across 41 cites, in 8 countries (U.S, Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Korea and United Kingdom). Together we have worked with more than 700 investees and contributed more than $54 million (USD) and hundreds of thousands of skilled strategic support. SVP India, founded in May 2012, brings together a diverse community of 250+ business leaders, active citizens and philanthropists committed to solving complex social issues through personal philanthropy, advocacy and capacity building.

With chapters in Bangalore, Pune, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata, SVP is currently working with over 20 grantee organisations across the country. SVP India's national focus is on making a dent in poverty through catalyzing livelihoods at the bottom of the pyramid.

Its goal is to create 1 million sustainable livelihoods and 1,000 philanthropists by 2020.

Catalyst Management Services

Catalyst Management Services is a professional services firm that seeks to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged groups through strengthening the effectiveness of development policies, processes and outcomes, particularly favouring marginalised communities. Since 1994 we have been supporting development organisations in India and South/Southeast Asia and East Africa by providing a range of management support services, across multiple domains. CMS engages with partners by providing support in the areas of planning, Monitoring (MEL, MIS), Program Evaluation, Impact Evaluation, Organizational reviews, Research, Development Communication, Financial Assurance Systems and, Human Resources and Organisational Development. Their areas of work include Livelihoods, Health, Education, Governance, Climate Change and, Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resource Management, Social Protection and Water.

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Swathi Mahila Sangha

Swasthi Mahila Sangha (SMS) is one of the largest Community-Based Organisations (CBO) for women in sex work (WSW) in Karnataka. It has over 6000 WSW as its members and provides services to over 15986 of them. SMS was started as a collective by these women in the year 2003 and is now a legally registered body under Karnataka Societies Act.

Vrutti Livelihoods Resource Centre

Vrutti, a Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods is one of Swasti Health Catalyst’s sister organisations. Vrutti focuses on enhancing people’s well-being through knowledge, innovation and transformative actions; brings about solutions at a scale that eliminate inequities and marginalisation, and creates wealth for the marginalised. They develop market-based models of development building on community strengths and promote a culture of entrepreneurship, facilitating and nurturing partnerships to reach scale.


We support HIFA (Healthcare Information For All), a professional global health network working in collaboration with WHO. We believe that every person and every health worker should have access to the healthcare information they need to protect their own health and the health of those for whom they are responsible. We encourage you to join the HIFA forums here.

Swathi Jyothi Mahila Vividodesha Souharda Sahakari Niyamita

Swathi Jyoti is a cooperative, promoted by Swati Mahila Sangha (SMS). SMS is a collective of women in distress and different circumstances. Primarily a membership-based organisation with more than 8500 members, Swathi Jyothi is a community managed, mutual aided cooperative providing financial services to its members.

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

Launched in 2006, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), one of Swasti Health Catalyst’s institutional partners, is a public-private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of public health.

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM)

Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) is a development organisation. Through its work from grassroots to policy-level action in Health, Education and Community Development, SVYM endeavours to facilitate community’s efforts towards self –reliance and empowerment; and develop local, innovative and cost-effective solutions to sustain community driven progress.

Boston University School of Public Health

Founded in 1976, The Boston University School of Public Health’s mission is to improve the health of local, national and international populations, particularly the disadvantaged, underserved and vulnerable, through excellence and innovation in education, research, and service.


i-calQ is a smartphone based quantitative point of care integrated diagnosis solution. They believe in developing technology that is affordable, accessible, can be used anywhere and at any time. I-calQ started operation in 1998 by photographing lateral flow tests. Smartphone-based transmission of lateral flow test results is being done since 2007.

Azim Premji University

Azim Premji University is a not-for-profit, private, autonomous university under the Azim Premji University Act, 2010, of the Karnataka Legislature.  It is the first private, autonomous University in Karnataka and among the few in India dedicated to Education and Development. Sponsored by the Azim Premji Foundation, Azim Premji University is actively engaged in the development of talent and the creation of knowledge to catalyse sustainable improvements in education and related development areas.

Neurosynaptic Communications Pvt Ltd

Neurosynaptic is a Bangalore based company, incorporated in 2002, with a mission to develop products and technologies, which can create a positive impact on the healthcare of remote and rural population.


Swasti Health Catalyst is a referral partner of TrustLaw Connect, the Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono service that connects NGOs and social enterprises with the best law firms around the world. As such, organisations working with Swasti Health Catalyst can get fast-track access to TrustLaw Connect to receive free legal assistance around the world.


Launched in 2011, Sevamob is a private limited company that seeks to provide healthcare and financial assistance services to low-income families in India. With their presence in Uttar Pradesh, NCR, Kartanaka, and Jharkhand in India, Sevamob’s services include primary health care and insurance via mobile clinics to groups on a monthly subscription model, rapid point of care diagnostics, online health exchange that connects patients with healthcare providers and healthcare sponsorships for orphanages and old age homes.