Bala Vikasa is one of India’s leading nonprofits with innovative multi-sectoral, high-impact, sustainable development interventions aimed at achieving an equitable and just society for all. Founded by Singareddy Bala Theresa Gingras and her husband, André Gingras, a career diplomat with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency), Bala Vikasa is widely regarded as a Development Innovator committed to Community-Driven Development. Our programs in Safe Water, Food Security, Water Conservation, WASH, Women Empowerment, Widow Emancipation, Quality Education, Model Communities and Humanitarian Relief have impacted over 10 million rural poor in more than 7,000 villages spanning 8 South-Central states over the past 30 years.Know More
Driven by a 44 Year Legacy of Transforming Communities through designing and implementing pioneering
Community-Driven Sustainable Development Initiatives,
strengthening development practice through effective Capacity Building programs and advisory, and forging alliances between for-profit and non-profit worlds for the highest social impact
Years in Operation
Million USD In Aid
Global & Local
“We are highly inspired by Bala Vikasa’s people-centered approaches and the way they give ownership to the communities, which leads to greater impact and project sustainability. Various development schemes being implemented by our government draw significantly from Bala Vikasa’s experience in Sustainable Development Programs."
Finance Minister of Telangana
“I have to say it was a really amazing experience for me to hear from the rural women entrepreneurs directly about the change in their outlook and the improvements that they’re starting to make in their businesses because of the training sessions and workshops as part of the Incubation Program for Rural Woman Entrepreneurs. The innovative mentorship arrangement with young women students of business administration looks promising."
Consul General of Canada in Bengaluru
“At Franklin Templeton we say that we help people achieve the things that are most important in their life. But there’s probably nothing more important than having clean water. So, being a part of this program and partnering with a phenomenal NGO, knowing that we’ve helped 150 villages and over 300,000 people get clean water is something that is so core to the values of Franklin Templeton. We’re just incredibly honored to be a part of this program with you guys."
President and CEO, Franklin Templeton Investments