The Dalit Foundation pursues the world's most important value - equality - and works to end the injustice of caste discrimination. By so doing, the Foundation works for the whole of humankind.

Barry Knight: Noted social scientist, Founder and Associate, CENTRIS, UK
Dalit Foundation is a registered charitable trust (no. E/16122/ Ahmedabad) under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950 (29th Act).
Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Criteria for Grants

Applicant organizations must:
  • Work in innovative ways to bring about change on a range of Dalit issues such as land reforms, manual scavenging etc.
  • have an annual budget not exceeding Rupees 10 lakh [$25,000]
  • are led by people especially women from the discriminated community
  • focus on more than a single sub-caste
  • are not associated with any political party
  • and have not been convicted of any offence
Eligibility Criteria for Fellowships

Applicants must:
  • Belong to the Dalit community
  • Not be paid employees or consultants with any organization
  • are engaged in their individual capacity as activists or researchers, who have either adequate academic qualification or work experience
  • Not be office bearers of any political party
  • Not have been convicted of any offence that would adversely affect the credibility of the Foundation.
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