Sonal Sachdev Patel is the CEO of GMSP Foundation and believes in taking an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy and aims to help grassroots organisations find their true potential through strategically funding projects.

GMSP Foundation was set up in 2006 in response to the convergence of crises in society and philanthropy leaving vulnerable people in India and the UK underserved. The organisations we support serve their communities with bravery and imagination every day and we hold ourselves to that same standard, aspiring to a bolder, more thoughtful approach to our own giving. 

We provide flexible, gap funding,enabling local organisations to direct resources exactly where they are most needed. And that’s why we balance an evidence-based approachwith patience and empathy, leading to more meaningful relationships and measurable impact.


We champion our partners not only by investing in them, but by introducing them to our networks and providing them with legal and social media/comms support. We also focus on their personal wellbeing, nurturing them to sustain their efforts and doing everything in our power to propel them forward.

Find out more by visiting our website.