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Delhi, India

Our Delhi office oversees the foundation’s work in India, which includes partnerships with the central and state governments, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. We began our work in India a decade ago with an HIV prevention initiative. Since then, our work has expanded to include a wide range of programs in health, agricultural development, sanitation, gender equality, and financial services.

We operate in India as a branch office of a foreign organization, with the permission of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA). We disburse all grants worldwide directly from our main office in Seattle, Washington, and we confirm that our Indian grantees are compliant with India's Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) before they receive any funding from us.

Our work in India

The foundation began working in India in 2003 with the launch of Avahan, an HIV prevention program that is estimated to have prevented 600,000 new infections. Our efforts in India now focus on key issues that will affect the future of India’s most vulnerable communities: reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health and nutrition; sanitation; agricultural development; gender equality, and digital financial inclusion. We have invested more in India than in any other country besides the United States.

Gayatri Ahirwar, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM), explains the immunization process to Savitri, for her son, Paras, at an Anganwadi Centre (AWC) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on September 26, 2018.
A mother and child at a vaccination appointment at an Anganwadi center in Madhya Pradesh.

Office leadership

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Careers and culture

Our India office seeks job candidates who share our belief that everyone deserves a chance to live a healthy and productive life. If you have the requisite skills, experience, and background and are committed to addressing health and development challenges in India, we encourage you to apply.

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