Name of Event: Intent to Invest: Finance Workshop

Date: March 2, 2020

Venue: Virtual

Participants: 20 participants including Akshaya Patra staff, board members, and existing donors 


Goal: Build on the funding ideas crowdsourced at the TAP Forum 2019 including establishing an endowment, creating planned giving campaigns and designing a fund for meeting social outcomes.


Siva Sivaram, Chairman of the Board for Akshaya Patra USA, welcomed the attendees and addressed the fact that even though markets are not doing well and rules are changing, our mission is to continue feeding children in India. He led the discussion around new and changing realities and funding ideas:

  • Creating a $10 million impact-based fund for Akshaya Patra

  • How coronavirus will impact fundraising

  • Virtual fundraising strategy