Partner and Co-founder, Dasra
Deval Sanghavi co-founded Dasra with his wife, Neera Nundy, to accelerate social change by driving collaborative action through powerful partnerships. He has provided philanthropists with intelligent investment strategies, resulting in over USD 58 million being directed into the social sector in India. He incubated the Dasra Philanthropy Forum and the Dasra Philanthropy Week and has engaged over 3,000 philanthropists, multilateral agencies and corporate foundations that collectively drive the philanthropy agenda in India and internationally. He also initiated the Dasra Giving Circle – India’s largest collaborative giving platform, which combines in-depth research, funding, and managerial support to non-profits to enable scale of 15-30x.
He has been published in the Times of India, Business India, Economic Times, Hindustan Times, and Mint, and quoted on NDTV. He has spoken at platforms such as the Global Philanthropy Forum and We the People, NDTV. He was awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the ‘Crossover Leaders’ category in 2014. Deval holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a dual Honors degree in Business and Finance from the University of Texas, Austin, is a Cordes Fellow and a founding board member of Magic Bus and Villgro.