Our Mission and Vision

For India

Invest. Innovate. Inspire.

Our mission is to invest patient capital and advise Indian early-stage and growth stage social enterprises and to fill the gap between profit-focused impact investors and grant-giving philanthropies.

Our vision is to fundamentally change the way society thinks about philanthropic capital from a system based primarily on grants to one that encourages innovative business models and strong entrepreneurs.


Engage. Educate. Empower.

Our mission is to engage OSA’s youth in all aspects of the foundation. We believe that involvement in OSA Impact will not only teach them valuable skills and strengthen the connection of our youth to India.

Our vision is to support, or otherwise develop, dual cultural identities of OSA’s youth and inspire them to develop their own initiatives to advance the interests of OSA.

Investment Thesis

We invest¹ in impactful and sustainable social enterprises in India. Our main focus is on enterprises with solutions rooted in the local context, dynamic entrepreneurs, and innovative business models. Furthermore, we place heavy emphasis on those organizations that can establish streams of revenue from their core operations, and are therefore not dependent on donors in the long-term. Finally, we concentrate our investments in sectors that do not traditionally receive mainstream capital, including the sanitation, livelihood, and clean energy sectors, among others.

¹We’d like to note that all of our investment decisions are subject to oversight by an appointed Board of Directors, consisting of OSA leadership, OSNE leadership, and professionals with experience in philanthropy.