Smile Foundation began as a modest
but unique organisation supporting development initiatives
across India. It happens to be only of its kind - both
in its approach and focus.
Unlike any other funding support agency, Smile Foundation
does not follow the traditional route to attract proposals
from interested organization(s). Instead, SMILE gets attracted
to genuine development endeavours concerning education and healthcare of children,
subsequently extending its hand of support after extensive
search. For this purpose the Foundation depends upon its
own network and/or other sources (including media, word
of mouth or accidental knowledge about such initiatives,
big and small organisations in its alliances, networking
The Foundation's uniqueness, further lies
in the fact that, once again, unlike any other conventional
funding organization, it seeks to support even individual
or group initiatives (unorganized) and help strengthen not
only their activities but also facilitate their institutionalization
(so that initiatives do not die and / or could be expanded;
and facilitating desired system and accountability to be
in place). Besides, it also supports the Non Government
Organizations (NGOs) - including new ones recently established,
unlike most other agencies which only support organized
efforts (that is, Non-governmental Organizations) of certain
standing (life span)!
Smile endeavours to create synergies with existing often
floundering but well- intentioned initiatives putting them
on the road to posterity. Besides financial support, Smile
provides its partners with skills in Management Systems,
Board and Governance,
Accounting, Information Technology and Sustainability.
Sustainability, Scalability and Accountability remains
the keywords behind all these efforts.