About Us

Established in 2012, Central Square Foundation (CSF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the learning outcomes of all school-going children across India through system-led reforms. Our initiatives span innovation and policy to practice and focus on learning impact at scale. At the heart of CSF's mission is our strategic focus on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN), which drives our collaborative efforts with 11 state governments to design and execute statewide FLN Missions. Additionally, we prioritise EdTech integration, aiming to deploy digital solutions for in-class and at-home learning and establish evidence-based practices while harnessing the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to augment learning outcomes. CSF is deeply committed to Early Childhood Education (ECE) reforms, recognising the critical role it plays in laying a strong groundwork for children's learning journey, thereby augmenting FLN outcomes. CSF also works in the area of School Governance, extending its system-level approach to children in both private and government schools, to strengthen the country's education landscape.

Our Vision

Ensuring quality school education for all children in India

Our Values

Our Value

Our Donors

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Steadview Foundation

Tarsadia Foundation

Prevail Fund

British Asian Trust

Douglas B. Marshall Jr. Foundation

UBS Optimus Foundation

Motivation For Excellence

Nalanda Charitable Trust

HDFC Bank Parivartan

Mohanlal Bhartia Foundation

Bajaj Finserv Ltd.

Reliance Foundation

EY Foundation



Mr. PVS Raju

Mr. Raj Mishra

Campus Activewear


Gaja Capital

The Convergence Foundation

Our Partners

ACT Grants

Akshara Foundation

Amira Learning

British Asian Trust

Bharti Foundation

Centre for Civil Society

Centre for Social and Behaviour Change, Ashoka University

Centre of Excellence in Teacher Education (CETE), TISS Mumbai

Chimple Learning


ConveGenius Insights


Development Innovation Lab at UChicago

Development Solutions

Educational Initiatives

Global Schools Forum

Google Read Along

Government of Nigeria

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay

Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

J-PAL South Asia

Key Education Foundation

Language and Learning Foundation

Leadership for Equity

Madhi Foundation

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation

Muskaan Dreams

Playpower Labs

Pratham Education Foundation

Reliance Foundation

Rocket Learning

Room to Read

RTI International

Samagra Development Associates

Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt Ltd

Sampark Foundation

Sesame Workshop India

Sshrishti Trusts

The Education Alliance


Top Parent

UBS Optimus Foundation

University of Virginia


Vikramshila Education Resource Society

Wellesley College

Frequently Asked Questions

About CSF

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Careers at CSF

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Funding and Financials

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Other Information

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