Tech Mahindra Foundation (TMF) is the corporate social responsibility arm of Tech Mahindra Limited. Instituted in 2007 as a section 8 company in India, under Company Act 2013 it has been working tirelessly since then in the areas of education, employability and disability.
The Foundation works with close to 90 + partners across India in twelve cities of Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi/NCR, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Vizag.
Tech Mahindra Foundation commits itself to creating a more equitable and inclusive India by supporting processes that will lead to sustainable transformation, social inclusion and integration.
Through programmes that involve both direct and indirect interventions in the community, the Foundation has reached out to more than 200,000 beneficiaries since its inception. These programmes are run in close consultation with government and non-government partners and maintain a high level of quality to ensure lasting impacts.
The CSR Arm of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited, Pune (DFPCL), Ishanya Foundation (ISFON) is a registered NGO under the provision of the Bombay Public Trust Act 1950.
Ishanya Foundation's vision to act as a catalyst to create a self-reliant society of youth, women and marginal farmers, with a secure means of livelihood – supports and focusses on initiatives in three main areas of women empowerment, health and education.
ISFON identified the need to empower women and youth residing in low-income groups in Pune and rural areas of Taloja, Panvel District, Maharashtra (in areas of operation of the Parent Company). The target audience identified were those with low ability and qualifications to attain employment, primarily due to vocational skills. Unemployability can be accounted for the following reasons:.
Poor economic condition of the women and youth, due to which they are unable to take up any vocational training courses.
Inability to generate income due to inadequate education qualifications, lack of awareness, lack of guidance, poor health conditions, lack of right skill-set for the surrounding industries, leading to an challenged situation for meeting day to day requirements.
The Foundation initiated vocational training skill development programs for the urban low-income groups in Pune with the prime focus of enabling skill enhancement and employability. This was in line with the organization's strategy to create a meaningful impact of shared value in communities, which would lead to sustainable livelihood for the beneficiaries and their families. Initiatives were developed and introduced with the lead focus of empowering women, who would in turn enable empowering and benefitting the entire family. 80% of aspirants identified were women.
Courses offered to aspirants who enrolled through ISFON are in the following areas:
Professional Beautician Practice & Art of Mehendi
Diploma in Information Technology
Post Basic BSc Nursing, Diploma in Hardware and Networking
Diploma courses for Construction Supervisor and Architectural draftsman
Security Guard course for women
Ward assistant course
Home Manager course and Hospitality courses
In the rural areas of Panvel, tailoring courses are conducted, encouraging women from the remote villages to enrol and develop their skills, and earn a secondary source of income.
Courses are designed in a structured manner with a focus on overall development of the aspirants, providing soft skills and life skills training, in addition to the mentorship program. Development of linkages have resulted in campus interviews conducted by leading Corporates like Reliance 4G, MD India, Euphoria Technologies, Parlorwale.com, House Joy, Urbanclap and many more.
Periodic and progressive tracking of the aspirants employed is carried out, after the completion of the course to ensure continuity of service and adaptation to work environments. This has further made the initiative successful and sought after. Continued counselling, encouragement and assistance for better career prospects is also offered to several aspirants.
In the rural areas, sustainable initiatives envisaging long-term impact have been successful and beneficial projects for farmers and their families, encouraging self-reliance.
The Wadi & Health Project implemented in Panvel District of Raigad, Maharashtra has benefitted families through the Wadi Model of Plantation for Mango, Bamboo and vegetables.
The Dairy Development Project extends support to the wives of the farmers. Support is extended across all arenas of dairy development such as fodder management, health care, hygiene with vaccinations, livestock rearing, doorstep services of artificial Insemination and pregnancy diagnosis creating alternate sources of income for these women and their families.
Ishanya Foundation has been committed and responsible towards the aspect of their contribution in saving the environment. A one of its kind innovative initiative – Muskaan provides an additional source of income to financially challenged women (Muskaan Parees). Pre-owned garments in a good and reusable condition are received at The Foundation and then re-sold by these Muskaan Parees, enabling them to earn a substantial amount per sale. The concept of Reuse and Recycle has been a key factor towards contributing to sustainability. This program along with other income generation programs under the Livelihood Enhancement through Entrepreneurship Development have had a positive impact on the beneficiaries.
Ishanya Foundation has always encouraged and partnered with the next generation for spreading awareness about the social issues of the community. Through their association with leading educational institutes like Symbiosis Pune and Symbiosis University, the Company has collaborated with specific Institutes like the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications and Symbiosis Institute of Management by offering an internship course at the Foundation since the last five years. The students from BBA & MBA stream are eligible for this internship under their Service Learning Module.
GVK is a socially responsible and an environmentally conscious organization. Various projects at GVK have been undertaken to raise the general standard of living of the deprived sections of society.
GVK implements its CSR activities through the GVK Foundation which has extended initiatives in areas like providing emergency response services, housing for under-privileged people, education, health and hygiene, community-based programs, empowerment and entrepreneurship development, promotion of arts, music, sports and a number of other socio-economic activities.
GVK has provided housing facilities to 1000 underprivileged people in Kothur village of Andhra Pradesh and also manages a degree college in Indukurupet village that offers quality education. GVK Foundation also sponsors and provides scholarships to needy rural students. It has also set up a tennis academy in Hyderabad to promote budding talent in the country. Sania Mirza was one of the first recipients as a teenager, of GVK's sponsorship.
GVK EMRI (108 emergency response number) is one of the most significant social initiatives of GVK. It attends to every emergency situation; be it a medical crisis, law and order situation or a fire disaster. With around 45, 000 employees and over 10, 000 ambulances, this service is spread across fifteen states and 2 UTs and caters to over 750 million people saving lakhs of lives.
Suzlon Group with its vision of "Powering a Greener tomorrow" founded Suzlon Foundation (SF) in December 2007 – a section 8 non-profit company. Suzlon Foundation leads the CSR activities of Suzlon Group. The activities cover neighborhood villages in 9 states and the Union Territory of Daman. With an approach of integrating CSR in all the business functions and strategies of engage- empower-sustain, SF implements activities based on 5-capital sustainability framework. The philosophy is to help those who are ready to help themselves. It is a partnership in development with all stakeholders making their own contributions. To enhance natural, financial, social, human and physical capitals, Suzlon Foundation collaborates with communities, government departments, institutions, other agencies, business units and employees. CSR at Suzlon has been categorized in three components: Transformative (working with internal stakeholders), Responsive (working with neighborhood communities to offset our footprint) and Proactive (working for overall sustainability of the planet). The foundation has reached out to over 1000 villages, touching lives of over 100000 families, conserving 3627 hectares of land, bringing light to over 2500 families living in darkness by inspiring over 2000 Suzlon workforce in volunteering for neighbourhood village development through its transformative, responsive and proactive CSR initiatives.
The Setco Foundation is a community-based NGO which was created in 2007 to implement the Setco Group's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Setco Foundation's fundamental areas of operation can be categorised under three heads:
• Health & Nutrition – which takes a life-cycle approach towards maternal-infant-early childhood health, nutrition and child development and adolescent health and nutrition.
• Education – which promotes child development through anganwadi-based pre-school education and community sports for development and adolescent outreach.
• Empowerment - which focuses on financial inclusion & independence through skill development and entrepreneurship for women, as well as confidence building through self-defence, art and counselling
The Setco Foundation works alongside the Integrated Children Development Scheme (ICDS) through government anganwadis because it is our belief that both scale and impact can be achieved through such partnerships.
Deriving its core philosophy from the right to lead a healthy life, our anganwadi outreach program is aptly called as the 'Nandghar Project'. The healthcare initiatives of the Nandghar Project focus on the health of expectant and nursing mothers, resulting in the birth of healthy babies, and promoting family-based child development in the early years.
Today the 'Nandghar Project', through 18 anganwadis and 20 community workers, caters to the needs of over 1600+ children, 200+ adolescent girls and 300+ expectant and nursing mothers and acts like powerhouses of support systems to women and children.
Established in 1979, Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) is the corporate social responsibility arm of the Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank), one of the largest banks in the Philippines. For 38 years, MBFI has emerged as one of the country's most active corporate philanthropic organizations, undertaking a wide array of social development programs in such key sectors as education, visual arts, and health care, including grant-making to charitable institutions in the Philippines and in Asia. MBFI has since then garnered various awards both in the local and international scene. Among its flagship programs are the Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos (OF), separately implemented as three searches: Search for Outstanding Teachers (SOT), The Outstanding Philippine Soldiers (TOPS), and Country's Outstanding Police Officers in Service (COPS). Other major programs include: Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE); Metrogold Scholarship Program (MSP); Metrobank Math Challenge (MMC); and National Teachers' Month (NTM). Consistent with its "Excel. Engage. Empower." roadmap, the Foundation's programs seek to inspire people to excel in what they do, engage them and the communities they belong to, and empower them to become agents of positive change and influence—all for the onward pursuit of nation-building.
Manappuram Finance Ltd., one of India's leading NBFCs, has been very active in the CSR space over the last seven years. The CSR initiatives of the company are routed through the Manappuram Foundation, a charitable organization set up in October 2009 with the express mandate of driving forward its CSR. Today, the Foundation brings resources and commitment to projects that enrich people's lives and make a visible difference to local communities.
Manappuram Foundation works with the vision to create healthy, educated and happy communities. The Foundation's strategy is to collaborate with internal as well as external stakeholders to make an impact in the community at large through grassroots programmes in healthcare, education, empowerment of women, and livelihood projects.
Presently, the majority of the Foundation's activities are centered around Thrissur District where the parent company is headquartered. The project focus of the Foundation is predominantly on:
a) Improving health by offering free insurance schemes to the poorest members of this coastal belt and
b) Improving educational standards with multi-disciplinary offerings right from Montessori primary education to professional CA courses for the poor
The Foundation is also involved in various other community development initiatives such as running day care centers for the elderly and empowerment of women.
Piramal Foundation is the strategic philanthropic arm of the Piramal Group. It aims to create solutions to some of India's most pressing challenges. In line with the Millennium Development Goals, foundation is focused on universal primary education, empowering women, reducing child mortality rates, improving maternal health and improving access to safe drinking water. The foundation has developed innovative approaches and programs in every vertical and has built strong Partnerships with Governments, International Organizations like UNICEF, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Harvard University, etc.
Vision: "Piramal Foundation transforming Health, Education, Water and social sector ecosystems through high impact solutions, thought leadership and partnerships".
Aes Philippines Power Foundation, Inc.
Boosting its bid for sustainability in the community, AES Philippines Power Foundation Inc. (AES Foundation) continues to uplift the quality of life living around the areas where it operates. It is a non-stock and non-profit organization guided by AES values to create opportunities and serve with unwavering commitment in the community through the projects it implements.
As of 2016, it has a social investment of USD 4.2 million to run Health, Education, Livelihood and Environment (HELEn) programs, including CSR projects for Electric Cooperatives and AES Academy since it was incorporated on January 2012 by the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission.
AES Foundation envisions to be a trusted partner and aims to develop vibrant model communities effecting positive change and improving people's lives; it continues to fulfill its mission through social development programs.
In Education Program, AES Foundation has benefitted 45 scholars, 744 vocational-technical graduates, 266 public elementary schools and 10,958 pupils through University Scholarship Program, Community Vocational-technical trainings, Brigada Ekwela, Summer Reading Tutorial, Teacher's Training, donation of 18 Maharlika-type classrooms, 648 desktop computers, and 5,093 books.
In Health Program, 16,619 beneficiaries benefitted in Medical and Dental Mission and with the construction of seven (7) community clinics and six (6) evacuation centers.
AES flagship program in the Environment is the Ridge to Reef Conservation program that rehabilitated and maintained 250-hectare Upland Forests and 10-hectare mangrove areas, rehabilitation of 5-Hectare coral reefs, and plantation of bamboo culms in 8-km river stretch in Lauis River. This program is being implemented in AES host-municipalities, the Municipalities of Masinloc and Candelaria in the Province of Zambales.
With these strategic CSR programs, AES Foundation received various local and global awards with the most recent awards such as the Best Sustainability Report, Best CSR Integrated Business, Best Community Development, and Best CSR Impact Initiative from the 6th Asia Best CSR Practices Award hosted by CMO Asia held in Singapore.
At AES Philippines, corporate social responsibility is not just a program; we believe that it is inherent in AES' DNA system, the responsibility to empower and uplift the lives of the people.
Adani Foundation, the CSR wing of the Infrastructure Conglomerate- Adani Group was established in 1996. The Foundation, since its inception, has been working relentlessly with an objective of contributing towards nation building by facilitating inclusive & sustainable socio-economic development of communities, the Group operates with. Today, touching more than 4,00,000 plus families, Adani Foundation acts passionately in four core areas - Education; Community Health; Sustainable Livelihood Development and Rural Infrastructure Development, encompassing 12 States, 21 Sites, 1,470 villages & towns across the nation.
Even though the Foundation runs its own schools like Adani Vidya Mandir which provide free of cost quality education to the meritorious underprivileged children; it also provides infrastructural support to government schools and run regular programmes for improving teachers' efficiency and improvement in the quality of education. In healthcare segment, despite having Adani Hospital in Bhuj (Gujarat), major chunk of Foundation's efforts is concentrated towards running mobile healthcare units, rural clinics and various health camps & schemes including special scheme for senior citizens, to make healthcare available at the doorstep of those living in the remote areas. As far as contribution towards empowering youth is concerned, Adani Foundation is imparting technical and skill-based training to young men & women through Adani Skill Development Centers for livelihood avenues.
Fisher-folk community is one of the largest beneficiary groups of the Foundation's initiatives. From livelihood support to healthcare and education, Adani Foundation's efforts have made a significant difference in the way they lead their lives. The larger goal of working towards Education, Health and Sustainable livelihood Development is further corroborated with the provision of Rural Infrastructure Development projects undertaken to provide facilities and amenities for the rural populace.
Over a period of time, Adani Foundation's resolutions, energy, determination and interventions which converge towards making a self-reliant, educated, empowered community have been silently converted into revolutions with continuous actions. In the forthcoming years ahead; the momentum of Foundation's actions has been envisaged to get accelerated further nationally, creating positive and profound societal impacts.
The Airbus Foundation, chaired by Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus Group, includes Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space as founding and contributing members. It is the company's vehicle for corporate philanthropy, using the Group's resources, aeronautic and space products, competencies, diverse workforce and culture for driving innovation to address societal issues. In particular, the Foundation supports the global humanitarian community and inspires and prepares young people for the challenges of tomorrow.
Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises is committed to implementing and supporting programs in the fields of primary, elementary, senior secondary and higher education benefitting underprivileged children across rural India. With education as its core focus, Bharti Foundation has been working steadfastly since 2000 to enable the cognitive, creative and emotional development of students along with the instilling of values and attitudes of responsible citizenry.
Its flagship initiative, the Satya Bharti School Program, complete a decade of successful implementation in 2016, with several first generation learners, especially girls, continuing to draw benefit from it. The program's strength and scale is reinforced by the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program which hones the extant capacities of teaching personnel and enhances the schooling experience in Government schools. The Satya Bharti Learning Centres Program focuses on bridging the learning gap and mainstreaming out of school children, in close collaboration with State Governments in remote rural terrains. Seeking as always, to be partners in nation building, the Foundation recently initiated 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' to improve sanitation facilities in rural Ludhiana and 'Nyaya Bharti' to provide legal and financial assistance to underprivileged undertrials as well as first time offenders of petty crimes.
Max India Foundation
Max India Foundation (MIF) is the CSR arm of the Max Group. Guided by the vision of "Seva Bhav" and "Care for Life", the Foundation is focussed on healthcare for the underprivileged and has so far benefitted over 27.20 lakh underserved people across 720 locations pan India.
The Foundation's main focus areas are:
Providing quality healthcare for people of the economically weaker section of society with a concerted effort on preventive health through immunization and screening. Pan India Immunisation focuses on underprivileged children between 0-12 years of age. To date, 69692 children have benefited through 135534 shots in 1102 camps across the country. To date 410865 patients have been treated through 1607 specialized health camps.
Creating awareness on Health issues such as women's health, cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases. We have supported 6440 high-end surgeries for those who cannot afford it.
Working towards a sustainable and eco-friendly environment.
Village Adoption in Uttarakhand on Health, Sanitation and Waste Management platform.
MIF has rolled out a training program for Traditional Birth Attendants (or Dai) across all 13 districts of Uttrakhand . In addition regular training is given through NGO Seva Mandir in Rajasthan.
To date MIF has sponsored 4834 Artificial Limbs and Polio Calipers to needy challenged people.
Having stepped into its tenth year of operations, MIF continues to be strongly committed to "Making a Difference…".
Synergeia Foundation is a non-government organization made up of indivduals, institutions, and organizations working to improve the quality of basic education in the Philippines by empowering the communities around public schools. It implements programs to improve basic education for 3.2 million school children in over 350 municipalities in the Philippines. Its vision is a country where every Filipino child completes a good basic education. Its mission is to be a catalyst of change and enable communities to work together so every child can enjoy his right to quality education and become a better person.
With the brand "Building A Village to Educate the Filipino Child", Synergeia works to engage local governments, the Department of Education, socio-civic groups, schools, teacher, parents, and students to work together in upgrading basic education and implementing systemic programs that will improve the process, systems, and structures of learning and teaching. Synergeia's main responsibility is to help local communities determine the main obstacles to quality education in their areas and guide them in coming up with work programs that address these needs. It gives consultations, facilitates program development, and network the communities to different resource groups that could help the communities implement their projects.
HCL Foundation (HCLF) was established in 2011 as the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. It is a gold standard not for profit organization, that matches the national and international development standards and brings about lasting positive impact in the lives of people, through long term sustainable programs, implemented in full engagement with HCL's own employees. Our GOLD STANDARDS are Credibility, Transparency, Accountability, Outreach to the Unreached, Sustainability & Up scalability.
Spread across internationally, HCL Foundation works in rural and urban areas towards poverty alleviation through long term investments in holistic education, employability, environment, health, water, sanitation and hygiene, disaster preparedness as well as response. Gender transformative and inclusive approaches form the backbone of the overall program strategy. There is a heavy focus on young people as they form majority of the world's population. Having said that, HCL Foundation does not limit its interventions to this age group alone. Rather, works through a concentric community integrated development approach (CCID).
Whereas its rural interventions in India are led by NGOs doing path breaking work on rural development, identified through a democratic and robust process via HCL Grant and through its flagship direct project in Uttar Pradesh called Samuday, employee engagement is central to the HCL Foundation's urban development. These projects essentially contribute to Nation Building and the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
RBS Foundation India
RBS is a UK-based banking and financial services company, headquartered in Edinburgh. RBS provides a wide range of products and services to personal, commercial and large corporate and institutional customers through its two main customer brands Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest, as well as through a number of other well-known brands including Ulster Bank and Coutts. As part of its sustainability mandate, RBS believes in inclusive growth and demonstrates it by supporting local communities in the countries in which it operates. RBS Foundation India implements a program "Supporting Enterprise"with the objective of fostering economic integration. It facilitates financial inclusion by enabling people to enhance their incomes through household enterprises. While India is poised for rapid economic growth it is also investing to bring in equitable growth through financial inclusion, skill development and sustainable use of its natural wealth. Business is pitching in to support the government's efforts. An analysis made as part of our community initiatives revealed that poverty is deepest amongst those communities that are directly dependent on the resources from forests and other ecosystems for their livelihoods. There is an interesting overlap between poverty and ecologically important forests landscapes. Rapid environment degradation, loss of biodiversity and loss of entitlement in turn affects the livelihoods of these Communities. The Supporting Enterprise Program has thus been designed to achieve financial inclusion with a dedicated focus on women, youth and farmers in some of the most excluded regions of the country. The program builds focus on enhancing production through improved natural resource management and enabling market access. Creating financial awareness enables them to manage their thrift profitably, save to manage life cycle risks and consume for better quality of lives. A basket of livelihoods activities are developed for the household to ensure food security, regular cash flow and help mitigate the risks inherent to their livelihoods. Since it's inception in 2007, the program has benefited 106,000 households in 954 villages across India.