Sutradhar began its work in 1995 with the support of CRY- Child Rights and You, and the Amar Foundation. Our core supporter from 2001 - 2010 has been Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.

Several other foundations and individuals have supported our projects and contributed to our corpus in the past. We would like to thank Ashoka Innovators for the Public, ICICI, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, PLAN India, Asha for Education, Concern India Foundation, Community Foundation and Godrej.