Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 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 Presence
Events & Updates
  • Microsoft Day Index
    Microsoft Day of giving -Bringing Smiles through Science
  • Bengaluru hosts 5th edition of Cook for a Smile
    Bengaluru hosts 5th edition of Cook for a Smile
  • Smile Foundation receives ICAI CSR Award for Women Empowerment
    Corporate and youth run for child education with Smile at SCMM 2016
  • Smile Foundation receives ICAI CSR Award for Women Empowerment
    1st edition of SIFFCY - Biggest Celebration of Good Cinema for Children & Youth
  • Empowering Grassroots
    Empowering Grassroots – Action for Sustainable Growth 2015
  • Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015
    BlackRock, Amtek, JK Cement & Konica Minolta spread smiles at ADHM’15
  • Certificate of Merit (Social Cause & Empowerment)
    Certificate of Merit (Social Cause & Empowerment)
  • ICSI - CSR Award
    Recognition for rendering valuable services under Social Responsibility by ICSI
  • 9th Edition of RFC
    9th edition of Ramp for Champs in support of girl child education
  • Excellence Award
    Smile Foundation receives Innovation Excellence Award in Social Sector
Our Impact Last Year
  • Education

    • 20,370 children directly provided education
    • 91% of the total eligible students mainstreamed
    • Infrastructure support provided to 42 education centres in 13 states
    • Over 20,500 children from 114 locations received nutrition support
    • 53% of the total beneficiaries were girls
    • 2484 school drop-outs resumed education at Mission Education centres
  • Healthcare

    • Mobile Hospital programme benefitted 317,053 people directly
    • 112 multi-speciality health camps conducted, benefitting 36,440 people
    • Women amounted to 54% of the beneficiaries
    • 5027 children benefitted from School Health Programme
  • Livelihood

    • More than 18,000 youth trained, and 12,000 placed so far
    • 12 new centres added; 73.4% increase in enrolment
    • 68.4% of the total trained youth got placed in more than 140 reputed brands in first attempt
    • 55% of the total beneficiaries were young women
  • Women Empowerment

    • 7500 Community Awareness activities and 930 Health Workshops conducted
    • 300 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 82 girls through full scholarships
Glimpses of Programme Happenings
  • Joyful learning
    Joyful learning begins for children in Sundergarh, Odisha
  • Life Skill Training
    Life Skill Training for Swabhiman Scholars
  • TN Governor felicitates school
    TN Governor felicitates school principals as change agents
  • New Smile on Wheels project in Hyderabad
    New Smile on Wheels project in Hyderabad covering 18 slums
  • Village members promote education in Patna, Bihar
    Village members promote education in Patna, Bihar
  • 6000 youth to receive training
    6000 youth to receive training at 50 new STeP centres
  • Specialised Health Camps
    Specialised Health Camps for daily wage labourers
  • Mothers cherish
    Mothers cherish the joy of learning in Guna, MP
  • Teachers at ME centre
    Teachers at ME centre in Salem walk the extra mile
  • Immunization Camp for newborns
    Immunization Camp for newborns in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh
Good Governance

Good Governance 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.

Supporters Speak

“We understand our social responsibility as an organization and always look for correct partners to work towards this. Smile Foundation has been doing great work for national development and REC is happy to associate with them to promote primary healthcare services in the villages."

Rajeev Sharma, Chairman & MD Rural Electrification Corporation (RECL)
  • (CAF) America Smile Foundation has been accredited as a Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America validated charity since 2014

    The validation is extended to organizations on basis of a 100 point due diligence review, testing parameters such as operations, infrastructure, governance, and activities of an organization. The review process is in accordance with the US laws and has been structured to ensure safe international grant-making.

  • CSR IA Hub An Implementation Agency under CSR IA Hub of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under aegis of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India.

    In order that corporate can connect with good quality and well established Implementing Agencies, IICA has set up a CSR Implementing Agency (IA) Hub. This would seek to meet the urgent requirement by corporate who would look out for trustworthy and reliable implementing agencies.

  • (CAF) America Smile Foundation has been accredited as a Guidestar India Platinum validated charity

    The accreditation recognizes and verifies the transparency and public accountability of organizations.

  • Organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2012

  • Empanelment with National CSR Hub

    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 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.

  • Guide Star 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.

  • United WaySmile 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.

  • India Development FoundationAccreditation 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.