We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of ‘Civic Driven Change’ Chitravansham Society sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission
Chitravansham Society was established in the year 2003
Chitravansham Society mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.
The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of Smile Foundation. Smile Foundation is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.
Chitravansham Society has been working in the thematic areas of education, healthcare, youth employability and empowerment of women and girls
Chitravansham Society works under two models, namely Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach.
SVP: Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) is an innovative model based on the business concept of venture capital. Under SVP, Smile Foundation identifies, handholds and builds capacities of genuine grassroots NGOs. Smile focuses on achieving scalability and sustainability, creating a culture of leadership and excellence and inculcating a deep sense of accountability among its partners
While working in the remote rural areas, Smile Foundation realized that capacities of community based organisations (CBOs) were not adequate to meet expectations of social investors. Under outreach model, Chitravansham Society implements the development interventions directly as it requires intensive and professional engagement for a wider and sustained outcome.
Chitravansham Society mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change
Children, their families and the communities are the target groups of Smile Foundation with children at the centre stage. The organization believes that a childs education cannot be taken care of without taking care of the family, especially the mother, and the communities they belong to.
There is a user friendly application form available on our website that an NGO can fill. Apart from that we put notices in all our internal modes of communication like our website, mailers, etc. whenever there is a requirement for a partner in any particular geographical area under our various programmes.
Interested candidates can go to contact us section of our website and write to the relevant section or department they are interesting in interning with.
There is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programmes have a detailed breakup of the expenditure displayed online.
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured
As a credible organization, we honour the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected with password and is guarded by surveillance software. The data is kept strictly confidential and only authorized staff with a special non-disclosure bond have access to it.
A donor will get 50% of tax exemption on the donation under section 80 G of Income Tax Act, 1961.
Usually in-kind donation is accepted only when there is a need in any of the projects at a given point of time.