Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.
Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one's rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.
Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.Read More
“All my childhood I believed that poverty is the most terrible thing in a human’s life. I have always felt that everyone is happier than me. Arranging food for the family was no less than a back-breaking struggle for my father. The stock of food used to be very limited in our kitchen, we wore...Read More
Following a lifecycle approach, Smile Foundation works intensively through focused welfare projects in four major areas – child education, healthcare for families, skills training and livelihood for youth, and community engagement through women empowerment.
So far, we have been able to directly impact the lives of over 1 million children and families.
Mission Education is a national level programme of Smile Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Smile Foundation believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better place to start than in the corridors of education.
21,346 children directly provided education through 120 centres in 21 states
50% of total beneficiaries enrolled were girl children, to ensure a fair start for all
100% children received regular nutrition & health care support
100% teachers received training in innovative teaching skills
“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything” – Arabic proverb
Smile Foundation has initiated the Smile on Wheels programme to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care, in urban slums and remote rural areas.
354,088 people received healthcare services in 465 remote villages & slums
60% of the total
beneficiaries covered were women
3,886 children benefitted from School Health Programme
154 multi-specialty health camps met the healthcare need of 45,855 people
Smile Twin E- learning Programme (STeP) is an initiative of Smile Foundation that aims at creating a pool of young and independent people, from the marginalized section, through skill enhancement in tandem with market requirements. It is an effort towards bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the fast emerging services and retail sectors of modern India.
5850 youth trained, 4015 youth placed
30 new centres added across five states of India
118 employer engagement sessions & 82 industry exposure visits conducted
55% of the total beneficiaries were women
Swabhiman, meaning self-respect in English, was initiated in 2005. The programme has been strategically formulated to save the girl child, empower poor and support women empowerment. The programme is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalised and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices.
68,030 women and girl children were benefitted and empowered
112 women and girls were trained to be "change agents" to help sustain the change in communities
Over 26,500 community members were sensitised and couselled on issued concerning women rights
Scholarship support was provided to 92 less privileged girls for higher education
Verified by NGOSource as equivalent to US Public Charity
Smile Foundation has been certified as being equivalent to a U.S. public charity by NGOSource. NGOsource, a project of the Council on Foundations and TechSoup, helps streamline international giving by evaluating whether a non-U.S. organization is the equivalent of a U.S. public charity, through the process of equivalency determination (ED).
Smile Foundation has been accredited as a GlobalGiving validated charity
GlobalGiving is the largest global crowdfunding community that connects nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country around the world, making it easy and safe for donors to give to local projects, while providing nonprofits with the tools, training, and support to become more effective.
Listed as member organisation with Give India & Give USA
Smile Foundation has been listed as a member organisation with Give India and Give USA, donation platforms that identify non-profit organisations from around the country and connect them with prospective donors and like-minded institutions. The non-profits are selected through a robust due-diligence mechanism, with transparency & credibility as the main criteria.
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.
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 Guidestar India Platinum validated charity
The accreditation recognizes and verifies the transparency and public accountability of organizations.
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.
Smile Foundation has been accredited as a Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) America and India 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.
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
"We at Air France-KLM have been working in close co-operation with Smile Foundation to help empower underprivileged children and youth through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. Since 2010, we have supplemented substantial support system..."
General Manager, Air France-KLM Alps, Balkans and Central Europe
Certificate of Merit (Social Cause & Empowerment)
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the Certificate of Merit (Social Cause & Empowerment) at ‘India’s Most Ethical Companies Conference & Awards’. The Awards have been instituted by the World CSR Congress, and recognize organisations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted in a socially responsible way by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency.
Recognition for rendering valuable services under Social Responsibility by ICSI
Smile Foundation has been recognized by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) Hyderabad for rendering valuable services under social responsibility. The award ceremony was part of the ICSI-CSR Walk, organized specially for ICSI members and the Company Secretaries fraternity, to spread awareness on Corporate Social Responsibility and recognize the leaders in the field.
Innovation Excellence Award in Social Sector by ASSOCHAM
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the ‘Innovation Excellence Award in Social Sector’ at the Innovation Summit cum Excellence Awards by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). The Summit, an annual event on innovation, aims to generate powerful insights, practical tools and the chance to identify real-time solutions to real-world challenges.
Recognition as Best NGO (Skill Development) by ASSOCHAM
Smile Foundation has been recognized by ASSOCHAM for its “outstanding contribution to skill development training & placement in the country” through a Certificate of Merit in Best NGO category. ASSOCHAM has in its fold more than 400 Chambers and Trade Associations, and serves more than 4,50,000 members from all over the country, representing the interests of trade and commerce in India.
CSR Award for Women Empowerment by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)
Smile Foundation has received recognition at the 1st ICAI CSR Awards for the ‘Best CSR Project in Women Empowerment’. The award has been instituted by the Committee for Cooperative and NPOS Sector and IND (AS) Implementation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the national professional accounting body of India.
Education Excellence Award by ASSOCHAM
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the Education Excellence Award by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM), and The Education Post. The award also felicitated Smile Foundation with certificate of ‘Leader in Social Venture Philanthropy in Child Education.’
IPE NGO Excellence Award endorsed by World CSR Day & Asian Confederation of Business
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the IPE Corporate Excellence Award for NGO excellence, instituted by the Institute of Public Enterprise and endorsed by World CSR Day and Asian Confederation of Business. The Awards recognise and honour organisations as well as individuals who have helped to raise India’s corporate disclosure standards and governance.
Quality Initiative Mission Award
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the Quality Initiative Mission Award for innovation and excellence in school education for its Mission Education programme. The Quality Initiative Mission Award has been instituted by the Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group, a national development organisation for promotion of inclusive growth and equitable social development.
Healthcare Leadership Award 2012
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the Healthcare Leadership Award, instituted by the Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group, for its healthcare initiatives. Nominations for this award were invited from seven countries, including India. An expert panel was constituted for undertaking the selection procedures and conducting independent research on the activities and credibility of the applicants.
GE Healthcare – Modern Medicare Excellence Award
Smile Foundation has been conferred with the GE Healthcare Modern Medicare Excellence Award for its phenomenal work in healthcare. This award is instituted by GE Healthcare, a division of global giant General Electrical, which is into manufacturing and marketing of specialised hospital and pharma equipments.