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Kolkata Chapter

The Kolkata chapter is led by Chapter Chair Sunil Bhandari, managed by CEO Snigdha Shah and Program Manager Poornima Adim. We have an incredible expert partner network and a network of young volunteers to provide extensive support and guidance to our NGOs.

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Watch SVP Kolkata Chapter journey here 

Watch SVP Kolkata Chapter's journey here 

Watch SVP Kolkata Chapter journey here

At Our Chapter

Kolkata runs a program called Youth for Philanthropy which is designed to educate and empower youth to become our country’s next generation of philanthropists – those who give time, talent, and treasure for the common good. This experiential leadership program attracts members of the community who are professionals or business leaders between the ages of 22 and 35 years to become youth mentors.

Each youth mentor supervises a group of seven or eight local college students who wish to do community service as interns for three months. These interns are assigned to NGOs and work in diverse areas like data management, social media, and fundraising, and the youth mentor spends a few hours every month guiding the interns. So far, the program has been very successful and has run five cohorts.

Chapter Partners

Chapter Partners

Kolkata NGO Investees

SVP funds grassroot level, implementing NGOs and provides them monitoring support through our partner network.
SVP Investees
SVP Investees

Latest Happenings

SVP India, Kolkata Chapter, organised a workshop on ‘Fundraising Strategy for NGOs’ under the initiative “NGO Mitra, moderated by Karan Kishorepuria (SVP Kolkata Partner) and Sujata Sen (CEO, Future Hope, current SVP Kolkata Partner NGO), as part of our 3rd session of NGO Mitra. The workshop was attended by 30+ NGOs from Kolkata and across SVP India chapters. The workshop addressed the challenges of fundraising with valuable insights and on-the-ground action.

SVP India (Kolkata Chapter) visited the school Ek Prayaas with partners Sunil Bhandari, Neha Jhunjhunwala, Pulkit Jhunjhunwala, Rashmi Bachhawat, Ritika Karnani, and YFP mentor Devang Bhandari. Ek Prayas provides elementary education to 200 children from the underprivileged section of society with holistic support, including care and nutrition, and encourages sports and developmental activities

SVP India Kolkata Chapter organised a special workshop for the interns of Youth for Philanthropy Cohort – 7 and the students of IMI Kolkata on “Startup Bottom Lines” moderated by Mr. Anirban Tarafdar (Group Vice President, Strategy, Product & New Initiatives – RP Sanjiv Goenka Group) at IMI Kolkata.

He highlighted startups’ importance as realistic grassroots companies emphasising the sessions on “Strategies for Startups and Small Businesses” and “Cost Control and Expense Management in Business.

Our Kolkata partners visited the main school Swapnopuron Shiksha Niketan and branch school at Paschim Khejurberia of Katakhali Swapnopuran Welfare Society at Sunderbans in the North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on 25th November, 2023. Katakhali Swapnopuron Welfare Society works to improve the lives of the children living in the remote villages of Sunderbans by providing English-medium education through its schools and simultaneously empowering the community.

SVP India, Kolkata Chapter, organised the second workshop under the initiative “NGO Mitra – An initiative to support the NGO ecosystem in Kolkata” on 3rd November. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Sunil Iyer and participants from 12 NGOs in Kolkata had participated in it. The workshop addressed the fundamentals and effective ways of Proposal & Grant by the not-for-profit organisations.

Setu: Bridging the Gap

A Magical Night of Generosity at ‘Setu’ – An Evening of Giving…

SVP India (Kolkata), marked a momentous occasion for SVP India on 6th October 2023, exceeding even our highest expectations!

Over 130 attendees showcased the incredible power of compassion that evening, and many devoted supporters stepped forward to make significant financial pledges to our four chosen NGOs.

We were honoured to have Mr. Ashish Dhawan, Founder & CEO of The Convergence Foundation and Chairperson of Ashoka University, grace the event with his presence. He shared interesting insights on balancing philanthropy and personal spending.

Our Partner Mentor, Mr. Ravindra Chamaria, proudly unveiled the total contributions, which are truly awe-inspiring: a remarkable ₹6.22 crores generously donated by our dedicated SVP partners and wonderful guests. This was a joyous moment for the four NGOs selected for the pitch.

Latest Happenings

Latest Happenings

What our Partners and Investees say

Ravindra Chamaria

Partner

Kolkata

From being one of the most encouraging partners when SVP Kolkata had nothing to showcase on the ground to helping Mitti Cafe find space for their first outlet to numerous connects and engagement opportunities to a masterclass on fundraising, I feel proud to have contributed to the growth of the chapter.

Ravindra Chamaria

Partner

Kolkata

From being one of the most encouraging partners when SVP Kolkata had nothing to showcase on the ground to helping Mitti Cafe find space for their first outlet to numerous connects and engagement opportunities to a masterclass on fundraising, I feel proud to have contributed to the growth of the chapter.

Harsh Hada

Partner

Kolkata

SVP India is a perfect place to start your Philanthropic journey. I have learned about and interacted with several NGOs and their excellent work. Members here are trying to make a substantial difference in the lives of the not-so-privileged and grow in the journey of contributing back to society.

Harsh Hada

Partner

Kolkata

SVP India is a perfect place to start your Philanthropic journey. I have learned about and interacted with several NGOs and their excellent work. Members here are trying to make a substantial difference in the lives of the not-so-privileged and grow in the journey of contributing back to society.

Devika Agarwal

Partner

Kolkata

As a young entrepreneur and now philanthropist, SVP resonates most with my interest and vision to give back to society. I have enjoyed being part of the meetings, where I learned much from other partners and contributed to mine with beneficiaries. With the help of SVP, I can fulfill my dream of engaging with society.

Devika Agarwal

Partner

Kolkata

As a young entrepreneur and now philanthropist, SVP resonates most with my interest and vision to give back to society. I have enjoyed being part of the meetings, where I learned much from other partners and contributed to mine with beneficiaries. With the help of SVP, I can fulfill my dream of engaging with society.

Bhanu Sharma

Partner

Kolkata

The journey of all the SVP members and diversity in approach towards the same topic helps develop a better understanding of the work on the ground. Their passion for the cause is infectious and keeps me motivated and energized to engage in the projects actively. I am glad to be associated with SVP India.

Bhanu Sharma

Partner

Kolkata

The journey of all the SVP members and diversity in approach towards the same topic helps develop a better understanding of the work on the ground. Their passion for the cause is infectious and keeps me motivated and energized to engage in the projects actively. I am glad to be associated with SVP India.

Karan Kishorepuria

Lead Partner

Kolkata

I started my SVP journey as a YFP Mentor and am now a Lead Partner for Future Hope, helping with fundraising initiatives, marketing, and strategy to scale. I plan to keep learning about the social impact sector and inspire more young people to join SVP India to participate in this brilliant model of engaged philanthropy.

Karan Kishorepuria

Lead Partner

Kolkata

I started my SVP journey as a YFP Mentor and am now a Lead Partner for Future Hope, helping with fundraising initiatives, marketing, and strategy to scale. I plan to keep learning about the social impact sector and inspire more young people to join SVP India to participate in this brilliant model of engaged philanthropy.

Sunil Bhandari

Chapter Chairperson

Kolkata

What I discovered with SVP was the rigor they used to examine NGOs. Partners’ contributions and support extended to nonprofits were monetary and dipped into each partner’s experience, expertise, and interest. Best of all, the partners were people from various backgrounds who conjoined towards one purpose – how to make a difference.

Sunil Bhandari

Chapter Chairperson

Kolkata

What I discovered with SVP was the rigor they used to examine NGOs. Partners’ contributions and support extended to nonprofits were monetary and dipped into each partner’s experience, expertise, and interest. Best of all, the partners were people from various backgrounds who conjoined towards one purpose – how to make a difference.

What our Partners and Investees say

Ravindra Chamaria

Partner

Kolkata

From being one of the most encouraging partners when SVP Kolkata had nothing to showcase on the ground to helping Mitti Cafe find space for their first outlet to numerous connects and engagement opportunities to a masterclass on fundraising, I feel proud to have contributed to the growth of the chapter.

Ravindra Chamaria

Partner

Kolkata

From being one of the most encouraging partners when SVP Kolkata had nothing to showcase on the ground to helping Mitti Cafe find space for their first outlet to numerous connects and engagement opportunities to a masterclass on fundraising, I feel proud to have contributed to the growth of the chapter.

Harsh Hada

Partner

Kolkata

SVP India is a perfect place to start your Philanthropic journey. I have learned about and interacted with several NGOs and their excellent work. Members here are trying to make a substantial difference in the lives of the not-so-privileged and grow in the journey of contributing back to society.

Harsh Hada

Partner

Kolkata

SVP India is a perfect place to start your Philanthropic journey. I have learned about and interacted with several NGOs and their excellent work. Members here are trying to make a substantial difference in the lives of the not-so-privileged and grow in the journey of contributing back to society.

Devika Agarwal

Partner

Kolkata

As a young entrepreneur and now philanthropist, SVP resonates most with my interest and vision to give back to society. I have enjoyed being part of the meetings, where I learned much from other partners and contributed to mine with beneficiaries. With the help of SVP, I can fulfill my dream of engaging with society.

Devika Agarwal

Partner

Kolkata

As a young entrepreneur and now philanthropist, SVP resonates most with my interest and vision to give back to society. I have enjoyed being part of the meetings, where I learned much from other partners and contributed to mine with beneficiaries. With the help of SVP, I can fulfill my dream of engaging with society.

Bhanu Sharma

Partner

Kolkata

The journey of all the SVP members and diversity in approach towards the same topic helps develop a better understanding of the work on the ground. Their passion for the cause is infectious and keeps me motivated and energized to engage in the projects actively. I am glad to be associated with SVP India.

Bhanu Sharma

Partner

Kolkata

The journey of all the SVP members and diversity in approach towards the same topic helps develop a better understanding of the work on the ground. Their passion for the cause is infectious and keeps me motivated and energized to engage in the projects actively. I am glad to be associated with SVP India.

Karan Kishorepuria

Lead Partner

Kolkata

I started my SVP journey as a YFP Mentor and am now a Lead Partner for Future Hope, helping with fundraising initiatives, marketing, and strategy to scale. I plan to keep learning about the social impact sector and inspire more young people to join SVP India to participate in this brilliant model of engaged philanthropy.

Karan Kishorepuria

Lead Partner

Kolkata

I started my SVP journey as a YFP Mentor and am now a Lead Partner for Future Hope, helping with fundraising initiatives, marketing, and strategy to scale. I plan to keep learning about the social impact sector and inspire more young people to join SVP India to participate in this brilliant model of engaged philanthropy.

Sunil Bhandari

Chapter Chairperson

Kolkata

What I discovered with SVP was the rigor they used to examine NGOs. Partners’ contributions and support extended to nonprofits were monetary and dipped into each partner’s experience, expertise, and interest. Best of all, the partners were people from various backgrounds who conjoined towards one purpose – how to make a difference.

Sunil Bhandari

Chapter Chairperson

Kolkata

What I discovered with SVP was the rigor they used to examine NGOs. Partners’ contributions and support extended to nonprofits were monetary and dipped into each partner’s experience, expertise, and interest. Best of all, the partners were people from various backgrounds who conjoined towards one purpose – how to make a difference.

What our partners and investees
have to say

Ravindra Chamaria

Partner

Kolkata

From being one of the most encouraging partners when SVP Kolkata had nothing to showcase on the ground to helping Mitti Cafe find space for their first outlet to numerous connects and engagement opportunities to a masterclass on fundraising, I feel proud to have contributed to the growth of the chapter.

Harsh Hada

Partner

Kolkata

SVP India is a perfect place to start your Philanthropic journey. I have learned about and interacted with several NGOs and their excellent work. Members here are trying to make a substantial difference in the lives of the not-so-privileged and grow in the journey of contributing back to society.

Devika Agarwal

Partner

Kolkata

As a young entrepreneur and now philanthropist, SVP resonates most with my interest and vision to give back to society. I have enjoyed being part of the meetings, where I learned much from other partners and contributed to mine with beneficiaries. With the help of SVP, I can fulfill my dream of engaging with society.

Bhanu Sharma

Partner

Kolkata

The journey of all the SVP members and diversity in approach towards the same topic helps develop a better understanding of the work on the ground. Their passion for the cause is infectious and keeps me motivated and energized to engage in the projects actively. I am glad to be associated with SVP India.

Karan Kishorepuria

Lead Partner

Kolkata

I started my SVP journey as a YFP Mentor and am now a Lead Partner for Future Hope, helping with fundraising initiatives, marketing, and strategy to scale. I plan to keep learning about the social impact sector and inspire more young people to join SVP India to participate in this brilliant model of engaged philanthropy.

Sunil Bhandari

Chapter Chairperson

Kolkata

What I discovered with SVP was the rigor they used to examine NGOs. Partners’ contributions and support extended to nonprofits were monetary and dipped into each partner’s experience, expertise, and interest. Best of all, the partners were people from various backgrounds who conjoined towards one purpose – how to make a difference.

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