Sapphira Goradia

Executive Director, Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation

Sapphira Goradia is the Executive Director of the Vijay and Marie Goradia Foundation. As Executive Director, Sapphira leads the Foundation’s efforts to improve health and educational outcomes in India through the support of innovative, measurable and scalable initiatives. Prior to assuming her role at the Goradia Foundation, Sapphira worked for a number of NGOs focused on the prevention and treatment of both acute and chronic diseases, including UNAIDS and Population Services International. She holds a BA from Pomona College and a Masters of Public Health from The George Washington University. Sapphira is an Advisory Board member of Pratham USA’s Houston chapter, and a board member of Indrani’s Light Foundation and the international NGO SightLife.


Nexus of Strategy and Governance

Posted on May 6, 2021 by Renee Kaplan, Nicholas A. Tedesco, Sapphira Goradia, Ashley Blanchard

Family philanthropy is a complex pursuit—one that requires clearly defined goals and objectives. However, strategy is only as good as the governance structures in place to support it, and social impact cannot be realized without a defined strategy and effective decision-making. Tying the National Center for Family Philanthropy’s expertise in family governance and The Philanthropy Workshop’s tools for effective strategy, join… Read More
Voices from the Field

Failure Talks with TPW: a Conversation with Sapphira Goradia

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Devon Cohn, Sapphira Goradia, The Philanthropy Workshop

This is the first in a series of conversations with members of The Philanthropy Workshop curated by TPW member Devon Cohn. "TPW Talks Failure" examines stories about lessons learned, about the process of failing, and cautionary tales that shine a light into less explored areas or less well understood areas of the philanthropic world. … Read More