Jashodhara currently heads the National Foundation for India and has over 31 years of experience in the voluntary sector. The NFI is a grant-making organization that aims to influence Indian philanthropy for social justice causes. It made grants worth USD 2.5 million last year, to strengthen civil society organizations besides supporting youth internships, fellowships and media awards.
Jashodhara co-founded the women’s health organization SAHAYOG (Lucknow, UP, India) in 1992, and has led it for 12 years before joining NFI. She has also co-founded other women's organizations such as AALI and HUMSAFAR, and anchored a number of civil society advocacy platforms working on reproductive health issues, nationally and internationally.
Jashodhara's expertise combines community-based participatory approaches with research and high-level policy advocacy. She has published papers in books and peer-reviewed journals. As a public health policy advocate, she has served on various committees of the Government of India, as well as the Lancet-University of Oslo Commission on Global Governance for Health