Rural India Supporting Trust
Poverty Alleviation through Partnerships for Powerful Impact

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Rural India Supporting Trust
ADVOCATING FOR THE RIGHTS OF
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

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Rural India Supporting Trust
BRINGING SUSTAINABLE CHANGE

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OUR WORK

Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST) was established in 2007 as a grant making organization. Our work supports poverty alleviation and the well-being of communities in India.

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HEALTH

Rural India Supporting Trust and our partners work across India to ensure that high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate health care services are accessible to urban, rural, remote and marginalized communities.

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EDUCATION

RIST and our partners work across India to fill the education gap for children from poor, marginalized and other excluded communities.

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DISABILITY

RIST and our partners intervene to create spaces and conditions where each of these goals become a reality.

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ENVIRONMENT

Our initiatives are geared towards protecting species that are becoming extinct while keeping the focus on the well-being of human communities that cohabit the same space.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST) has been providing guidance and grant opportunities to hundreds of organizations in India, in order to assist in improving the quality of life for the citizens there.

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HEALTH

HEALTH

Rural India Supporting Trust and our partners work across India to ensure that high quality, affordable and culturally appropriate health care services are accessible to urban, rural, remote and marginalized communities.

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EDUCATION

EDUCATION

RIST and our partners work across India to fill the education gap for children from poor, marginalized and other excluded communities.

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DISABILITY

DISABILITY

RIST and our partners intervene to create spaces and conditions where each of these goals become a reality.

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ENVIRONMENT

ENVIRONMENT

Our initiatives are geared towards protecting species that are becoming extinct while keeping the focus on the well-being of human communities that cohabit the same space.

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EMERGENCY RESPONSE

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

Rural India Supporting Trust (RIST) has been providing guidance and grant opportunities to hundreds of organizations in India, in order to assist in improving the quality of life for the citizens there.

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OUR INVOLVEMENT

RAJASTHAN

UTTARAKHAND

PUNJAB

TAMIL NADU

MAHARASHTRA

WEST BENGAL

ODISHA

KERALA

UTTAR PRADESH

BIHAR

chhattisgarh

KARNATAKA

ASSAM

Madhya Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Telangana

Delhi

Haryana

goa

Goa State

Projects

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Goal

Safeguard India's vibrant yet vulnerable marine ecosystems by catalyzing marine conservation across India, beginning on the west coast in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Haryana State

Projects

Phasing Out Crop Residue Burning in Northwest India

Phasing Out Crop Residue Burning in Northwest India

Goal

Organization name

The Nature Conservancy

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Delhi State

Projects

Health Services for Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Services for Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Goal

To prevent the indirect maternal and child morbidity and mortality caused by a disruption of essential health services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Organization name

Save the Children USA

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

ACORN International India Informal Workers Project

ACORN International India Informal Workers Project

Goal

To ensure that informal workers in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru live and work in a healthy environment.

Organization name

ACORN International

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Goal

To empower adolescent children throughout India to lead healthy lives.

Organization name

Arogya Inc., DBA Arogya World

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Telangana State

Projects

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Goal

To lessen food insecurity in India, by securing marginalized women and their families living in remote locations in rural India from COVID-19 induced conditions.

Organization name

Partnerships For Change

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Preventing Diabetes with mHealth and Community Health Education in India

Preventing Diabetes with mHealth and Community Health Education in India

Goal

To prevent diabetes in India through health education and lifestyle change.

Organization name

Arogya Inc., DBA Arogya World

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Andhra Pradesh State

Projects

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Goal

To lessen food insecurity in India, by securing marginalized women and their families living in remote locations in rural India from COVID-19 induced conditions.

Organization name

Partnerships For Change

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid-India

Covid-India

Goal

The overall goal in India is to combat and help contain the COVID-19 outbreak as quickly as possible while keeping health workers safe and preventing morbidity and mortality.

Organization name

International Medical Corps

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Goal

Safeguard India's vibrant yet vulnerable marine ecosystems by catalyzing marine conservation across India, beginning on the west coast in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Goal

To empower adolescent children throughout India to lead healthy lives.

Organization name

Arogya Inc., DBA Arogya World

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Rajasthan State

Projects

Project Racsha

Project Racsha

Goal

To reduce COVID-19 transmission and related mortality through Containment Strategy by reaching the underprivileged / underserved populations

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid 19 response grant Second Wave

Covid 19 response grant Second Wave

Goal

To prevent COVID-19 related deaths in the State of Rajasthan

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid Response

Covid Response

Goal

To guide and support the government health facility with emergency medical equipment and equip beneficiaries with resources and skills to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Organization name

Action Against Hunger

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid 19 Relief Assistance

Covid 19 Relief Assistance

Goal

To reduce the spread of Covid 19 virus among villagers.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

WCS Great Indian Bustard Project

WCS Great Indian Bustard Project

Goal

To save the Great Indian Bustard (GIB) from extinction.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Madhya Pradesh State

Projects

Project Racsha

Project Racsha

Goal

To reduce COVID-19 transmission and related mortality through Containment Strategy by reaching the underprivileged / underserved populations

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid Response

Covid Response

Goal

To guide and support the government health facility with emergency medical equipment and equip beneficiaries with resources and skills to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

Organization name

Action Against Hunger

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Restoring River Narmada Riparian Zones

Restoring River Narmada Riparian Zones

Goal

Organization name

The Nature Conservancy

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Sustainable Innovative Digital Health Initiative for the Under-served-SIDHI

Sustainable Innovative Digital Health Initiative for the Under-served-SIDHI

Goal

To ensure equitable access to assured quality primary healthcare to under-served populations using Digital Health innovations.

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Improving Urban Referral Mechanisms

Improving Urban Referral Mechanisms

Goal

Organization name

Save the Children USA

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Assam State

Projects

Project Racsha

Project Racsha

Goal

To reduce COVID-19 transmission and related mortality through Containment Strategy by reaching the underprivileged / underserved populations

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Gramya Vikash Mancha

Gramya Vikash Mancha

Goal

To strengthen the public healthcare systems and scaling up high impact community based interventions to improve maternal and child health status among the minority, SC and ST communities

Organization name

Child Rights & You America Inc

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Sustainable Innovative Digital Health Initiative for the Under-served-SIDHI

Sustainable Innovative Digital Health Initiative for the Under-served-SIDHI

Goal

To ensure equitable access to assured quality primary healthcare to under-served populations using Digital Health innovations.

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Karnataka State

Projects

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Basic life-saving needs for Covid-19 impacted families

Goal

To lessen food insecurity in India, by securing marginalized women and their families living in remote locations in rural India from COVID-19 induced conditions.

Organization name

Partnerships For Change

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Goal

Safeguard India's vibrant yet vulnerable marine ecosystems by catalyzing marine conservation across India, beginning on the west coast in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Goal

To empower adolescent children throughout India to lead healthy lives.

Organization name

Arogya Inc., DBA Arogya World

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

RIST Holistic Nutrition Research & Education Program

RIST Holistic Nutrition Research & Education Program

Goal

To create a healthy India through food-first solutions based on science-backed traditional knowledge of nutrition embedded into every kitchen of India.

Organization name

Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Chhattisgarh State

Projects

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Bihar State

Projects

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Covid-India

Covid-India

Goal

The overall goal in India is to combat and help contain the COVID-19 outbreak as quickly as possible while keeping health workers safe and preventing morbidity and mortality.

Organization name

International Medical Corps

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Uttar Pradesh State

Projects

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Kadam+ (UP)

Kadam+ (UP)

Goal

To enable Government primary schools achieve parity with private schools in terms of learning levels and enrollment/ dropout rates in a cost effective and sustainable manner.

Organization name

Humana People to People India

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Kadam+(UP25)

Kadam+(UP25)

Goal

To achieve impact at scale in learning levels in Government Primary Schools in India in a sustainable and replicable manner.

Organization name

Humana People to People India

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Project Racsha

Project Racsha

Goal

To reduce COVID-19 transmission and related mortality through Containment Strategy by reaching the underprivileged / underserved populations

Organization name

Lord's Education & Health Society

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Mission Hope- Covid 19 response grant

Mission Hope- Covid 19 response grant

Goal

To reduce the vulnerability of urban poor in terms of food security and hygiene so that negative impacts of Covid-19 on their health, livelihood, and overall life are minimized.

Organization name

Vigyan Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Kerala State

Projects

Addressing long stay in facilities, promoting social inclusion in Kerala

Addressing long stay in facilities, promoting social inclusion in Kerala

Goal

To address long-stay in hospitals and promote inclusive communities with full participation of people living with persistent mental illness, where they are agents of their care and lives.

Organization name

The Banyan

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Goal

To achieve its vision of re-framing paradigms in mental health care towards user-centric and personal recovery services and for driving social inclusion amongst persons with mental illness and enable them to be agents of their own lives.

Organization name

The Banyan

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Strengthening Marine Conservation in India

Goal

Safeguard India's vibrant yet vulnerable marine ecosystems by catalyzing marine conservation across India, beginning on the west coast in the states of Maharashtra and Kerala.

Organization name

Wildlife Conservation Society

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Odisha State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Covid-India

Covid-India

Goal

The overall goal in India is to combat and help contain the COVID-19 outbreak as quickly as possible while keeping health workers safe and preventing morbidity and mortality.

Organization name

International Medical Corps

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Social Welfare Agency and Training Institute (SWATI)

Social Welfare Agency and Training Institute (SWATI)

Goal

Organization name

Child Rights & You America Inc

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

West Bengal State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Maharashtra State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Goal

To achieve its vision of re-framing paradigms in mental health care towards user-centric and personal recovery services and for driving social inclusion amongst persons with mental illness and enable them to be agents of their own lives.

Organization name

The Banyan

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Goal

To build local leadership among children, hone their problem-solving skills, raise productivity and entrepreneurial thinking.

Organization name

Agastya International Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

Health Services for Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Health Services for Children and Families during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Goal

To prevent the indirect maternal and child morbidity and mortality caused by a disruption of essential health services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Organization name

Save the Children USA

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Covid 19 response grant

Covid 19 response grant

Goal

To support 30 hospitals across 12 states by the provision of Protective Gear for Healthcare Workers involved in the fight against COVID19 pandemic

Organization name

Americares Foundation, Inc.

Strategic Focus Area

Emergency Response

PRIMARY SDG

Tamil Nadu State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Reorienting the Paradigm of Mental Healthcare in India

Reorienting the Paradigm of Mental Healthcare in India

Goal

Organization name

The Banyan

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Centre for Mental Health and Inclusive Development

Goal

To achieve its vision of re-framing paradigms in mental health care towards user-centric and personal recovery services and for driving social inclusion amongst persons with mental illness and enable them to be agents of their own lives.

Organization name

The Banyan

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Arogya World Healthy Schools 2.0

Goal

To empower adolescent children throughout India to lead healthy lives.

Organization name

Arogya Inc., DBA Arogya World

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

citiesRISE: Securing a Healthy Future

citiesRISE: Securing a Healthy Future

Goal

To integrate global best practices and local community experiences to collaboratively adapt innovations to the local context and to establish novel ways to address young people's mental health and well-being by building organizational capacity and learning collaborative.

Organization name

citiesRISE (hosted at the Global Development Incubator)

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

Punjab State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

Phasing Out Crop Residue Burning in Northwest India

Phasing Out Crop Residue Burning in Northwest India

Goal

Organization name

The Nature Conservancy

Strategic Focus Area

Environment

PRIMARY SDG

Uttarakhand State

Projects

Keystone Institute India

Keystone Institute India

Goal

To improve the lives of people with disabilities across India, and to fuel a change movement which will work toward a more inclusive, just Indian society where all are valued and all belong.

Organization name

Keystone Human Services International

Strategic Focus Area

Disability

PRIMARY SDG

DE 2.0

DE 2.0

Goal

Organization name

American India Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Education

PRIMARY SDG

MANSI 2.0

MANSI 2.0

Goal

To strengthen healthcare service delivery at the community level related to new born infants, young children and adolescent girls.

Organization name

American India Foundation

Strategic Focus Area

Health

PRIMARY SDG

RIST AT A GLANCE

3,869

Number of Grants

$4M

Grantee Support

28

States

1,190

Grantees

145

Total Projects

3,869

Number of Grants

$4M

Grantee Support

28

States

1,190

Grantees

145

Total Projects

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