Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 300,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
Children, their families and the community become the target group for Smile Foundation’s activities as child education cannot be done in isolation and nothing else but education for children can bring long lasting change in the society.
Our Impact Last Year
- 18,953 children directly supported
- 87% of the total eligible students mainstreamed
- 51% of the beneficiaries were girl children
- 1264 school drop-outs resumed education
- 100 libraries set up across 19 states
- 54 computer centres established across 15 states
- Mobile Hospital programme benefitted 310,047 people directly
- 96 multi-speciality health Camps were conducted, meeting healthcare needs of 24391 people
- Women amounted to 54% of the total beneficiaries
- 18,697 children benefitted from School Health Programme
- Overall increase of 62.7% from last year in enrolment at STeP centres
- Out of the total youth enrolled under STeP, 81% successfully completed training
- 68% of the total trained youth got placed in more than 140 reputed brands in first attempt
- 55% of the total beneficiaries were young women
- 7398 Community Awareness activities and 900 Health Workshops conducted
- 234 women and adolescent girls were trained to be Change Agents
- Over 25,000 community members sensitised on issues concerning women rights
- Educational support provided to 47 girls through full scholarships
Governance is the need of the hour in the development sector to ensure and promote application of best management practices, compliance of law and adherence to best possible ethical standards. Smile Foundation has a four-tier audit and evaluation mechanism to ensure impact of investment, complete transparency and accountability in utilisation of funds. The entire management processes and practices of Smile Foundation are in compliance with the principles of Good Governance.
Education Excellence Awards 2013
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the "EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS - 2013" by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM) & The Education Post.
Smile Foundation recognized with the NGO Excellence Award
Smile Foundation has been conferred the Corporate Excellence Award for NGO Excellence. The award was received by Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Officer, on behalf of Smile Foundation, at a ceremony held in Mumbai.
Smile Foundation bags Quality Initiative Mission Award 2013
Smile Foundation has bagged this year's Quality Initiative Mission Award for innovation and excellence in school education for its Mission Education programme.
Healthcare Leadership Award 2012
Smile Foundation bagged the Healthcare Leadership Award 2012, instituted by Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group, for its healthcare initiatives.
Smile Foundation represents India in Together4Change Alliance
Smile Foundation has been chosen to represent India as the member of Together4Change Alliance, instituted by a consortium led by International Child Support (ICS) and Dutch organisations namely, Wilde Ganzen (Wild Geese), Wereldkideren (NICWO), and SOS Kinderdorpen, with support from the Dutch government.
GE Healthcare - Modern Medicare Excellence Award
Smile Foundation has been awarded the GE Healthcare - Modern Medicare Excellence Awards for its phenomenal work in healthcare.
Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards
Smile Foundation has won the Asia Pacific Child Rights Awards for its television campaign Choone Do Aasman, broadcasted on NDTV India.
NTR Memorial Trust Award for excellence in Mission Education
Smile Foundation has been awarded the NTR Memorial Trust Award for its outstanding achievement and high standards of excellence in the implementation of its educational programme for underprivileged children at the grassroots.
Barclay's Bank Chairman's Award
Smile Foundation has been awarded the Barclays Bank Chairman's Award for putting its best efforts along with the bank's Indian employees in helping disadvantaged communities.
Smile Foundation features in Inventive Indians from Civil Society
Smile Foundation has been featured in Inventive Indians, an iconic book on ‘Great stories of change’ from the publishers of Civil Society magazine.
News & Media
“Working for the development of the less privileged has always been an important aspect of the way we function and work. Hence when Smile Foundation approached us with the concept of having an integrated development project, we immediately committed our support."Dr. H.P. Kumar, Chairman & MD, National Small Industries Corporation
Smile Foundation has been empanelled with the National CSR Hub at TISS, an initiative of the Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) under Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.
Smile Foundation has been accredited as a Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India validated charity since 2012.
This validation is extended to those organisations which ensure compliance with fiscal, legal and regulatory norms currently being followed in India.
Accreditation with GuideStar as an IRS-registered non-profit organisation
Smile Foundation has been accredited as an IRS-registered non-profit organisation with GuideStar. GuideStar provides information about a member non-profit's reputation, finances, programmes, transparency and governance.
Smile foundation has been listed as a member organisation with United Way Worldwide, a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.
The network seeks to advance the common good and mobilise the caring power of communities around the world by igniting a worldwide social movement, connecting all sectors of society.
Accreditation with India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI), under the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India.
IDFOI’s mandate is to lead Overseas Indians philanthropic capital into India’s Social Sector by forging partnerships between donors and credible non-government and non-profit voluntary organisations working in the Social Sector in India.