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Shelter Associates

The Shelter Associates (SA) was founded by architects in 1994 with a passion to ensure equitable access to essential services for the underserved. SA follows a data-driven, multistakeholder approach to designing and implementing community-centric solutions around sanitation and social housing issues. Recognized internationally as a pioneer in using spatial data for social transformation, SA has impacted 5 lakh individuals directly.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that Shelter Associates partner with

India

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

Shelter Associates: Solutions to transform lives of Urban Poor in India

By Shelter Associates

Shelter Associates (SA) a non-profit collective founded by architects, has provided low-cost data-driven Housing and sanitation solutions to 5 lakh slum-dwellers in India.

Affordable Housing, Gender, Governance, Health, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene