Chirag Gunvantbhai Bhakta is the founding Director of the Mission Community Power Institute (MCPI).

Born to Gujarati (Indian) immigrants and raised in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco, he is an experienced community organizer with 15 years of dedicated work on education, tenants rights, and housing. 

In 2021, Chirag, along with the Koshland Fellowship of the San Francisco Foundation, launched MCPI to build community power and create organizing synergy in the Mission District.