"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has" - Margaret Mead

Board of Directors

Anand Shah

In 2008, Anand and a team of 4 social entrepreneurs launched Sarvajal to provide clean drinking water to rural Indian villages. Sarvajal acknowledges that 80 percent of diseases in India are related to unsafe water. By providing reverse osmosis filtered water to rural villages, Sarvajal hopes to significantly improve rural health in India. Also, Anand serves as CEO of the Piramal Foundation, an innovative private foundation dedicated to developing the social infrastructure to enable India's youth to actively participate in the nation's progress. Anand is also a consultant on academic strategy for the upcoming Vedanta University, an expansive project endowed by a $1 billion grant from an Indian businessman. He has been a core member of an effort to start "Teach For India," built on the concepts of Teach For America and Teach First, is a member of the tt30 (a young think tank of the Club of Rome), and serves on the international board of KaosPilots (a European school of creative business design and social innovation). After graduating from Harvard College in 1999, Anand served as the technology director and teacher at the MATCH Charter school in Boston. In 2001, with his two sisters and many friends, Anand helped found Indicorps, where he currently manages programs and overall strategy.