People, Policy, Partnerships

Pratima Foundation is a non-profit that operates in the rural grassroots of Western Maharashtra. With impact goals and targets aligned to the UN SDGs, PCF has created a niche in designing and implementing cohesive and robust projects. Our approach to a project is to deploy a 'collective action model' where people (beneficiaries), policy (governance) and partners (experts) come together to solve issues that have been plaguing society for decades. We are on a mission to transform villages into collaborative, self-reliant, value-based communities.


Empowering students from rural and underprivileged backgrounds through holistic, inclusive, and robust interventions to ensure quality education for all.

Community Development

Making rural communities self-reliant by fostering mindset changes and ensuring active participation towards building a progressive and equitable society

Climate Action & Environment

Addressing climate change at the grassroots level by implementing sustainability measures, capacity-building programs, and sensitization initiatives.

Cultural Arts & History Preservation

Fostering a sense of belongingness by preserving culture, safeguarding unique traditions and customs defining the identity of the rural communities. Nurturing the rich tapestry of rural heritage for generations to come.

“Welfare’s purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.”

Ronald Reagan


Lives Impacted


Program Strategies







Why Rural Transformation?

The rural landscape of India accounts for more than 50% of the nation’s population. While innumerable schemes, government initiatives and non-profit projects address the needs of this demographic, the complexities of the rural fabric make it impossible for most 'one-time solutions' to leave a long-term impact. At Pratima Foundation, we believe in an innovative and sustainable approach to tackle root causes of issues, as demonstrated in our work in Western Maharashtra. Building on this success, we've expanded to Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Tamil Nadu. Our goal is to bridge the gap between social challenges and practical solutions by involving communities at the grassroots level, striving for an inclusive nation where everyone can thrive.