• 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

  • SUCCESS STORIES

     

    • COVID-19 Relief Activities
      As the PMU for the state government, during the COVID-19 crisis, Surge Impact has emerged as the most credible organisation. Access to direct communication channels with the state machinery helped Surge expedite the relief works 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 avoid duplicates and streamline data

      • Coordinating with various government offices-NGOs-Corporate-Donors

      • Providing relief directly and through partners.

    For more details of Covid Related work click here

    • T-SIG
      As the official CSR Cell for the 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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      Major activities of T-SIG include:

    • TSIG has organized multiple roundtables meeting consisting of Govt representatives, Corporates and Grass roots organisations on following Themes:

      • Partnerships with Industry Associations

      • Lake Restoration

      • Haritha Haaram

      • Bio-Methanation

      • Livelihood Training for Women at Shelter Homes and Bharosa Center

      • Education and Livelihoods for Youth and Women

      • Women Empowerment with Corporates

      • Aspirational District Development

      • Secondary Education for Girl Students and Job Oriented Vocational Training for Adolescent Girls

      • Secondary area Traffic Reduction Plan – High Level meeting

      • Give Up To Give Back with WWF India

      • CSR Contribution in Technology Incubators with T-Hub

    • Various Govt Departments engaged include- GHMC, WCD, HMDA, Telangana State Police etc

    • SIG Dashboard has Facilitated CSR Projects worth ₹ 953.40 Lakhs from Croporates like HSBC, Ascendas, Novartis, IBM, Huawei etc

     

    • Social Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.

      SIFhas 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:

     

    • SIF is 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 AIC-IIITH Foundation, 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 girls

      SIF was the advocacy partner for influencing CSR investments on secondary education (SE) and job oriented vocational training (JOVT) for girls with Mahita, Deloitte 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.

      • rought 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.

    SIF has been the Cause patner for Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run for 2017, 2018 and 2019. The aim of this partnership was:

    • Promoting SDGs

    • Creating awareness among the communities

    • Working towards achieving specifically 4-SDGs ‘Quality Education, Healthcare & Well-being, Gender Equality and Climate Action

    We have under this partnership:
    • In 2017:
      • Help raise about Rs. 6,00,000+ funds

      • Facilitate 3000 runner registrations

      • On boarded 31 Impact organisations

      • Run parallel ‘Reason To Run’ campaigns both Online and Offline, giving the people of Hyderabad a strong reason to run.

    • In 2018
      • Run parallel ‘Reason To Run’ campaigns both Online and Offline, giving the people of Hyderabad a strong reason to run.

      • On boarded 23 Impact organisations

      • Facilitate 5000 runner registrations

      • Help raise Rs. 7,50,000+ funds


    • In 2019
      • Run parallel ‘Reason To Run’ campaigns both Online and Offline, giving the Hyderabad people a strong reason to run.

      • Help raise Rs. 6,50,000+ funds

      • Facilitate 3000 runner registrations

      • On boarded 12 Impact organisations

  • Testitmonials

     

    Today I am dreaming of producing 30 tonnes of honey/annum from current 3 tonnes per annum just because of the learning, encouragement and confidence I gained through Surge Impact Foundation

     

     

    I have seen many marginal social entrepreneurs in my locality. I was one among them before I became part of the Surge Impact Foundation program. In the initial training workshops, many questions arose in my mind such as what am I doing here with all the literate and intellectuals around. After a few sessions and the mentoring, slowly I realized that I deserve such sessions and mentoring which made me dream big and reach heights. Here we get a chance to realize our potentials, strategize our goals and enter into the world of opportunities.

     

    -Kanna K S,

    Founder, Kanna Honey,

    Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh

    Testitmonials

    “Surge Impact Foundation has surged up my ambitions and made me think more”

     

    I have struggled a lot with my social enterprise and learned a lot by trying and failing. Here in Surge Impact Foundation’s training workshops, I started learning from very ambitious peers in my batch. Experienced mentors and the learning atmosphere are very competitive. Now, we feel that we are not alone anymore, and these workshops cover end-to-end starting from framing goals to strategizing for generating impact. Now it’s my turn to go and start executing my learning.

     

    You all as a team of Surge Impact are wonderful people and making every effort to make others very much comfortable to work and discuss together.

     

    Dr. NSD Prasad, Founder Ameya Life

     

     

  • 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 of Projects

    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/