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
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
Interaction with Students:
Founders and Directors
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.