Rohini Nilekani is an active advocate for Indian philanthropy. Mrs. Nilekani is the Founder and Chairperson of Arghyam, a foundation she has personally endowed to fund initiatives in 'Safe, Sustainable water for All'. Since 2005, Arghyam has supported work in water accessibility and sanitation all around India.
Arghyam also facilitates the India Water Portal, which has become a singular resource for the sector. In 2014, together with her husband Nandan Nilekani, she co-founded and is a Director of EkStep, an education non-profit that has created a technology platform for early learning. As a committed philanthropist, she continues to fund work in areas such as governance and accountability, independent media, education and research and environmental sustainability.