• ABOUT US

    Surge Impact Foundation (SIF) is a Section 8 Company based in Hyderabad working in the areas of nurturing Social Impact Ecosystem, Social Enterprise development, CSR, Social Impact Advocacy and Advisory.

     

    Surge Vision is to create

     

    “A world where everyone contributes to sustainable development”

     

    Our Mission is to enable everyone to contributes to sustainable development by

    • Working with all stakeholder to increase coordination and efficiencies
    • Create sustainable intervention that empower the grassroots beneficiary

    Our flagship programmes include:

     

    ​1. CSR Advocacy  aimed at ensuring efficient deployment of CSR funds in the state of Telangana to meet the SDG goals by facilitating connections between various Stakeholders. We are the Project Management Unit for the state-initiated official CSR Cell - T-Social Impact Group (T-SIG) for Department of Industries, Government of Telangana.

     

    2. Supporting SDG-focused social enterprises by means of running Incubation and Acceleration programmes of social enterprises and nurturing Social Impact ecosystem.

     

    3. Employability enhancement - SIF has also partnered with The Devarakonda Foundation (TDF) to increase the employability of students/youth from economically weaker sections under The First Job Fellowship


     

  • Success Stories

     

    Covid 19 Relief Activities

    During the COVID crisis as the PMU for the government Surge Impact is the most credible organisation with direct communication channels with the state machinery to expedite the process of relief work substantially in the state in coordination with a network of civil society organisations. Surge Impact is acting as a nodal agency and

    •  Channeling relief efforts to  avoiding duplicates, streamlining and data,
    • Coordinating with various government offices-NGOs-Corporate-Donors
    • Provide relief directly and through partners.
    For more details of Covid Relate work click here

    Success Stories

     

    T-SIG

    As the official CSR Cell for Department of Industries, Government of Telangana T-SIG aims to make CSR interventions across the state effective and sustainable by connecting all the stakeholders, facilitating knowledge sharing and building synergies among them.

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    Social Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.

    SIF has run three cohorts of its flagship Acceleration Program. Through this program, we have supported a diverse cohort of Social Enterprises working in the area of Women Empowerment, Education, Healthcare for all, Environment, etc. We have:

    • Supported 36 Social enterprises from over 8 cities
    • Impacted More than 3,00,000 people.
    • Some of our Startup entrepreneurs are
    1. Allika
    2. Ignis Careers
    3.   Sid’s Farm
    4. Vijayasri Jute  
    5. Ameya Life  

    Success Stories

     

    The First Job Fellowship

    SIFis Program Partner for The First Job Fellowship, an initiative of The Deverakonda Foundation. It is an after-education program providing focused and sustained support in training and employment of graduates hailing from socio-economically weak backgrounds of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states. As part of this in the last 6 months we received 650 applications and are:

     

    • Working with 50 students directly to provide Professional training courses in fields like Software/IT, Mechanical, civil - autocad, Finance and accounting, Pharma, ECE, HRM etc. for free
    • 12 out of these 50 students have been provided with free accommodation to help them complete the training.
    • 3 students got placed in Fixflyer (Software) and Deltacon(Civil industry) for Rs 15000/- per month in the probation period
    • Facilitating employment of 15 (In final rounds of interview) in companies like Infosys, TCS, Sid’s Farm, ELICO, etc.
    • SIF and TDF have created a network of 20 trainers and skill enhancement partners including CV Corp, ABC, Mind Map, CAD Desk etc and also identified 150 potential employers.
    • Volunteers from corporate companies like Cognizant, Novartis, Hexagon, Optum, Ernst & Young, and organisation like TS MEPMA , other NGOs and Educational institutions like Symbiosis law college have participated as interview panelists and helped us in analysing the students.

  • Other Activities

    SIF and IIITH successfully applied for and were selected under Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, which culminated in the establishment of AC-IIITH FouIndation, an Incubator for Tech-Based Social Enterprises in April 2019.

    Melaa - Facilitating market linkages for local artisans

    SIF and its partners also started and operated a platform, Melaa to facilitate market linkages for local artisans. The platform has:

    • Organised over 22 stalls in various corporates
    • Impacted the lives of 65 artisans by improving their sales on average by INR 4000-5000/- per month.

    Advocacy for CSR investments on secondary education (SE) and job oriented vocational training (JOVT) for girl

     

    SIF was the advocacy partner for influencing CSR investments on secondary  education (SE) and job oriented vocational training (JOVT) for girls with Mahita, Deloitee and Plan International. As part of this project, through T-SIG SIF:

    • Organised a round table meeting where 30 CSR heads from different corporates participated.
    • Conducted a youth conclave, in association with Mahita, where CSR Heads had direct interactions with the beneficiaries.
    • Brought about CSR policy changes with almost 35 corporates, urging them to focus on the need for attention in SE & JOVT for adolescent girls and young women.

    Interaction with Students:

    • SIF partnered with Skilled Impact to provide expertise for their Young Changemakers in India program and conducted workshop on SDGs and Social Entrepreneurship for approx 30 French students in 2 batches in 2018 and 2019
    • Conducted Workshop on SDGs and Social Enterprise with 900 students at Vardhaman Engineering college in 2018-19.
  • Our Team

    Founders and Directors

    Ravi Mantha

    Co-Founder, Director

    Ravi a Portfolio Manager, Corporate and CEO-level Advisory with specialisation in Political Affairs and Public Policy, Board member of Corporate and NGO and Author. He continues to advise corporates at the Board level, and serves as an independent director on several boards. Ravi is a mentor and investor at JFDI, Singapore’s leading start-up accelerator.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ravimantha/

    Srikanth Bolla

    Director

    Srikanth is CEO and founder of Bollant Industries. He was the first international blind student to pursue engineering at MIT. Bolla started a Braille printing press in the Samanvai Center for children with multiple disabilities in Hyderabad, India, which provides accessible educational material available to disabled students. Bollant Industries received with funding from Ratan Tata.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/srikanth-bolla-52a49918/

    Rajkumar Janagam

    Founder, Ex-CEO and Mentor

    Rajkumar is a Business Coach, Investment Advisor, Leadership Consultant, Social Entrepreneur, Civic Entrepreneur, Serial Entrepreneur based in Hyderabad who is founder Impact Foundation as the Founder CEO and have previously set up UnLtd Hyderabad. At present he is Founder, CEO of AIC-IIITH Foundation.

     

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/janagam/

     

  • Management

    We've got a top notch team!

    Shravan Kasam

    Head Project

    Shravan is a postgraduate from Kingston University London and has 9 Years of management experience and over 10 years of volunteering experience, working for social causes with different organizations such as Cancer Research UK, Nirmaan Organization, Youth 4 Seva, ShopNShare and with proven abilities in Project Management, Team Building, Fundraising, Strategic Planning and Business Development. He is adept at managing complex multifunctional projects working to the highest standards.

    Shravan has designed and developed the state-initiated and funded CSR platform, “T-Social Impact Group (T-SIG),” closely working along with the IT E&C Department, Government of Telangana.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shravankasam/

    Debanjali Saha

    Project Manager

    Debanjali Saha is a post-graduate in Women’s Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. Following the completion of her course, she joined Surge Impact Foundation as a Program Manager for the state-initiated and funded CSR platform, “T-Social Impact Group”. As a Program Manager, her primary roles and responsibilities include lead generation, communications and building relationships with CSR teams of corporates and aggregators. She is also involved in organizing focus group discussions and working sessions between corporates and government officials, content development and preparing reports of the platform. Debanjali has previously worked with organizations such as IT for Change, Bangalore and Save the Children, Hyderabad on gender issues. She has an avid interest towards conducting action research on women’s issues and has prior experience of advocating for girl child education, women’s and refugee rights through her research work based on Rohingyas settled in Hyderabad.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/debanjali-saha/