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.
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.
Kolkata NGO Investees
SVP Partners Celebrating Women’s Day with Powerful Women of the Community- Apni Kutir – Calcutta Foundation, NGO Supported by SVP India (Kolkata Chapter)
Celebrated 5 Impactful Years of SVP India’s Kolkata Chapter. We curated an evening full of moving stories, touching performances, and fun conversations! The cherry on the cake was that the SVP India Management and Staff team was also present from across the country. We thank all those who contributed to making this event a huge success!
A fun fiesta was organized by the Kolkata chapter and partner Devika Agarwal by the children and grandchildren of the SVP Kolkata family for the children of Future Hope. We had a successful event, sharing glimpses from the event. Experience the friendship, positivity and cheer in this video.
109 walkers participated in the 4.5 km Ananda run of the Tata Steel Marathon at Kolkata. A joint initiative by SVP Kolkata and KSWS (Swapnopuron, Sunderbans). The intent was to create awareness about the NGO that is doing incredible work in educating the children of the Sunderbans.
SVP Kolkata organized a one-of-its-kind fundraiser to support Future Hope to enable them to support the street and slum children of Kolkata. A whopping Rs. 1 Crore plus was raised through this, where the significant donors were SVP Kolkata partners themselves and their invitees.
Visit To Sunderbans: The SVP Kolkata team spent an entire day with three partners visiting a prospective NGO investee, Swapnopuron Welfare Society in Sunderbans.