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.