| Corporate Partnerships(CSR)
The very foundation of Smile was laid on the realization of a group
of young corporate professionals that it was their
Social Responsibility to give back to the society.
In partnership with many corporate bigwigs, it has brought a sea
of change in the lives of more than 300,000 less privileged children
and youth across 25 states of the country through more than 158
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has acquired new dimensions in the recent years. Today, companies
are proactively taking up this good hearted investment and giving
a social value to all their business endeavours.
In India, though corporate
have a strong will to dedicate their resources for a social cause,
they find it difficult to reach the right people considering the
demography and diverse social problems of the country.
Smile Foundation is one such
catalyst that works towards the needs of development while helping
corporate in investing in social initiatives. With multiple modes
of partnerships like Payroll Giving, Cause Related Marketing, Direct
Child Support and Youth Support, Smile helps corporate in strengthening
their CSR programmes by letting them adopt, initiate or partner
In other words, Smile Foundation
devises ways for its partners in which they can help and make a
The uniqueness of Smile Foundation lies in its working model – Social
Venture Philanthropy. SVP seeks sustainability, scalability, accountability,
transparency, credibility and effective leadership. Smile’s governance
structure has a 4 tier audit and evaluation mechanism to ensure
right use of money and ultimately contribute a huge Social Return
on Investment against traditional methods. Its working model has
made Smile Foundation one of the most sought for charity brand today.
Some of the associations with Corporates
Some of the associations with Public Sector Units
Smile Foundation has received support
and encouragement from around 170 odd corporate and institutions
under various welfare initiatives across federal India.
Barclays, British Council, Bank of
America, Caterpillar, Capgemini, GAIL, GE, Ginni Filaments Ltd.,
HP, HDFC, HSBC, IBM - Daksh, IDBI Bank, Indian Institute of Foreign
Trade, International Management Institute, Lotus Herbals, Microsoft,
Sandwood Infratech, SAIL, Suzlon Energy, TARGET, Tata Chemicals
Limited, TCS, The Grand Hotels, Times Foundation, UPS, Verint