Smile Foundation, an NGO for poor child education, is an NGO in India directly benefitting over 15,00,000 children and their families every year, through more than 400 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 2000 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.
"I had big dreams when I was younger. But growing up taught me the harshest reality - no one wants a 21-year-old fisherman's daughter to break from family profession and stand on her own feet. Growing up also taught me why it was necessary to do exactly that.Read More
In keeping with its philosophy of 'Real Work Real Change', Smile Foundation , an NGO in Delhi, India to support the underserved, has taken its intervention into the interiors of India, reaching the unreached in the remotest of rural areas and urban slums with our services and making this helping foundation in India, the best NGO in India.
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
Assocham Best Compliment And Gratitude 2020
Smile Foundation was honored by ASSOCHAM CSR NGO AWARD 2020 in the category of Best Compliment and Gratitude for their exceptional work during the Covid-19 lockdown. Smile Foundation is working towards providing dry ration and hygiene kits to underprivileged children and their families affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. So, far more than 2 million meals have been provided across 22 states of India.
CSR Health Impact Awards 2020
Smile Foundation was honored with the CSR Health Impact Awards 2020 under the Silver Award category of 'COVID Relief Project (NGOs)' for its extensive Dry Ration Distribution Program that aided thousands of migrant workers, women, children and the elderly under its initiative India Shares.
CSR Health Impact Awards 2019
In its 4th edition, the CSR Health Impact Awards recognized Smile Foundation for its mobile health initiative “Smile on Wheels” across India. Currently, the initiative reaches out to more than 900 urban slum and rural areas in 11 States. The award was received by Smile Foundation at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2019-20 held at New Delhi on June 27, 2019.
Social Impact Award by Pratigya
Smile Foundation has been conferred the Social Impact Award for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Child Education by 'Pratigya' an initiative by Brands Impact.
‘PRATIGYA – An Oath Taking Ceremony & Social Impact Awards’ is an objective to encourage corporate and individuals to commit themselves to making a positive and beneficial impact in their community, society and the country, at large.
Smile Foundation has been conferred the GuideStar India – NGO Transparency Award (Platinum Winner 2018) for adopting comprehensive transparency, accountability and good governance procedures with an exemplary level of public disclosure.
Formerly Smile Foundation was also accredited as a Guidestar India Platinum validated charity. The accreditation recognizes and verifies the transparency and public accountability of organizations.
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.’