Cuddles Foundation

Malnutrition is one of the main reasons for reduced survival rates amongst children with cancer: A study from AIIMS, New Delhi, pegged undernourishment for child cancer patients at 30-40%. The prevalence of malnutrition in children with cancer, reaches 50–70% in some regions of the world and is a significant cause of decreased survival especially in low-income countries.

The dismal survival rates and a lack of focus on nutrition gave birth to Cuddles Foundation in 2013.

Since inception, we have partnered with government and charitable cancer hospitals that cater to underprivileged children to provide them with nutritional support during their treatment. Till date, we have partnered with 33 hospitals across 20 cities in India. We place highly trained nutritionists in these hospitals who counsel the patients and provide a diet plan which aims to give every cancer afflicted child a chance to build immunity, strengthen the body in order to significantly improve chance of survival.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Cuddles Foundation partner with


A.T.E. Chandra Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

A.T.E. Chandra Foundation


A.T.E. Chandra Foundation (ATECF) anchors the philanthropic giving of Chandra Family. Strategic “portfolio approach” to social investments has helped advance and maximise its impact through various interventions. The Foundation works in collaboration with many leading Indian and Global organisations in the social sector such as Centre for Social Impact & Philanthropy (CSIP), The Bridgespan Group (TBG) and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF).


With a deep data-driven approach, the Foundation aims to create templates for solving various societal problems. It works with a deep sense of purpose around the problems it seeks to solve and aims to play a catalytic role by leveraging the available resources in the ecosystem.


Amit Chandra is the Chairman of Bain Capital in India and is a part of the firm’s leadership team in Asia. He is currently or in the past has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of a number of leading companies, such as Tata Sons, Genpact, L&T Finance, Piramal Enterprises, and Tata Investment Corporation. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007 and was named in Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy list by Forbes in 2016, along with his wife Archana. Archana Chandra is the CEO of Jai Vakeel Foundation & Research Centre, which is one of the largest NGOs serving intellectually challenged children.

On-going/Past projects

Cuddles Foundation: Providing nutrition support for childhood cancer patients in India

By Cuddles Foundation

Cuddles Foundation is providing clinical nutritional care for childhood cancer patients in India to increase the chances of recovery.

Health, Nutrition