Concern India Foundation is a registered Indian non-profit charitable trust involved in creating social change. Concern India Foundation works towards “helping people help themselves” by supporting projects that enable the under privileged to become self-reliant and also helping them lead a life of dignity. Concern India Foundation has over 25 years of experience in offering financial and non-financial support to grassroots NGOs, strengthening their capacity to quickly assess and address developmental issues. We focus on society’s urgent challenges of education, health and community development.
In the last 25 years we have strengthened and supported over 1000 NGO partners across the country.
Currently, we support over 300 grassroots NGOs across India reaching out to 1,36,500 marginalised people directly through our offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Pune
Our all-embracing approach ensures that through the programmes we support, we reach out to diverse target groups that include children, special children, women, men and elderly from the marginalised sections of the society and help them lead a life of dignity.
Our capacity building strengths in institution building, management support, monitoring and evaluation make our projects scalable and sustainable.
What we do?
Our experienced team uses its expertise to access a network of credible NGOs with an excellent ecosystem to deliver specific solutions. We strengthen organisations by helping them grow, supporting them by developing technical, administrative and financial systems.
Identification, Monitoring and Evaluation are our key strengths.
At Concern India Foundation, we provide a trustworthy platform to enable companies to make informed decisions to fulfill their CSR mandates, thereby accomplishing specific, large-scale developmental goals that address community and stakeholders’ needs.
We assess a company’s CSR strategy and mandates and provide access to a network of programmes across the country to help corporates select the ones most suited to their needs.
We provide our donors a reliable means to donate their funds where they know it will be utilised to their maximum possible potential. We shape robust alliances between funders and developmental projects by bridging the gap between NGOs, corporates and individuals who wish to support developmental work in the country, thus enabling the NGOs to concentrate on their core activities
We are committed in building socially conscious citizens, thus we organise several employee engagement programs for the corporate to give employees a chance to be aware of different social problems, be companions and contribute back to the society
We associate with several fundraising events and benefit from their proceeds. We also raise funds through participating in marathons and several corporate programmes such as Cause Related Marketing and Payroll Giving.
Why Concern India Foundation?
With 25 years of experience in the social sector, we have developed a rigorous process of identifying, monitoring and evaluating the programmes we support. Our monitoring and evaluating skills help us in the judicial disbursal of funds and tracking the work of the programmes. We have a two-tier monitoring and evaluation system conducted at the first level by the project personnel at the respective branch and at the next by the All India Projects team. Our projects team comprises of qualified social workers, all of whom have a Masters Degree in Social Work from a reputed institute.
The process begins with Identification, where the appropriate assessment is carried out for programmes which fit into a predefined criteria. This involves the selection of NGOS that are committed to their cause but unable to raise sufficient funds, thorough reviews of all legal and accounts documents, conducting due diligence, reference and background checks, and a review of the plan of action. We work with the NGOs to determine which components they find it hard to raise funds for, and that is where we ‘plug the gap’.
Once the programme is selected, it moves in to the Monitoring phase where we work to ensure the judicious utilization of disbursed funds and resources that are made available to them. This includes reviews of the project intervention at the community level, regular progress reports, financial and operational reviews, measuring, reporting and improving project efficiency, surprise field visits, focus groups, and more.
The Evaluation process examines the impact made on each project by the support given by Concern India Foundation. This entails a project support assessment, SWOT analysis, midterm evaluation and end term evaluation. Our goal is to help the programmes achieve a level of sustainability that enables them to carry on project activities after the grant period is over.