PIF is a non-profit organization, registered as an FCRA-certified Section 8 company. Our research and public policy work is primarily driven by the generosity of diverse industrialists and philanthropists. We aim to mobilize contributions that will go towards building a corpus fund for long-term sustainability.

Additionally, short-term research initiatives receive support through grants from philanthropic foundations and corporate social responsibility contributions. (CSR) departments.

We believe that the high quality of our research and recommendations derives from our unwavering commitment to independence and integrity. The generous contributions of our donors, patrons and well-wishers make it possible for us to produce independent, evidence-based analytical, and policy-relevant research, free from any form of inappropriate influence, whether domestic or external.

All contributions made to PIF are exempt from income tax as per Section 80G (5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act of 1961. In accordance with General Circular No. 21/2014, page 11, point 6, issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, research grants given to PIF comes under CSR under the category of “promoting education” as per Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013.

Those interested may please get in touch with Neera Bali at neera.bali@pahleindia.org