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 provided education
- 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 16,000 youth trained and 11,500 placed so far
- 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.
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 Chapter for rendering valuable services under social responsibility.
Smile Foundation receives Innovation Excellence Award in Social Sector
Smile Foundation was conferred with the ‘Innovation Excellence Award in Social Sector’ at the Innovation Summit cum Excellence Awards 2015. The Awards were presented by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) at the Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi.
Smile Foundation recognized as Best NGO (Skill Development) by ASSOCHAM
ASSOCHAM has conferred a Commendation Certificate to Smile Foundation in recognition of ‘Outstanding Contribution and Certificate of Merit in Best NGO (Skill Development)’ for 2014-15.
Smile Foundation receives ICAI CSR Award for Women Empowerment
Smile Foundation has received recognition at the 1st ICAI CSR Awards for the ‘Best CSR Project in Women Empowerment’.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.