Bellagio Residents/

Vidya Shah

October 2022 Cohort

Bellagio Residency: October 2022

Project: “Flipping the Script on the Trends and Patterns Governing Philanthropy in India and the Global South”


Vidya Shah is a leader in philanthropy, responsible for building a tight network of nonprofits, philanthropists, Foundations, and Corporations that collectively focus on providing quality education, promoting the social and economic empowerment of women, and building resilient livelihoods for communities across India. Shah came to Bellagio in October 2022 to write about the patterns that govern philanthropy in India, as well as the Indian development sector as a whole. Vidya Shah is the Executive Chairperson of EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Edelweiss Group – one of India’s leading diversified financial services groups.

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