Aavishkaar Foundation was set up in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. The Grant Facility for Humane Action was set up under the aegis of the Aavishkaar Foundation on the March 24, 2020, just days after a strict lockdown was announced in India. The Facility’s objectives were to meet the mounting hunger faced by out-of-work migrant and daily-wage laborers, and support front line workers in remote parts of the country.
Within the first three months of its inception, the Aavishkaar Foundation aggregated a sum of INR 2.25 crores (~USD 2,92,000) to respond to the COVID crisis – mainly though providing meals to the poorest and migrant populations and providing protective equipment to frontline heath care workers. The delivery of the aid was managed through a collaboration with carefully selected grassroots non-profit organizations. We continue to engage with our communities to keep a pulse of the challenges on the ground, and we truly believe that our ability to rapidly identify the right grassroots partners allows us to respond at scale.
We strongly believe that since COVID-19 struck, the ideas of ‘sustainability’ and ‘inclusion’ that Aavishkaar Group has been championing for the last two decades have become even more urgent. The pandemic is forcing the world to rewrite a new economic strategy and rethink capital allocation, and sustainability and inclusion will soon become the bedrock for delivering resilience and value, regardless of the business.
To ensure this growth, the Group needs to amplify its efforts in providing jobs & livelihoods, healthcare, and education at an affordable cost to its clients and their communities. The Aavishkaar Foundation will play an extremely crucial role in supporting low and middle income communities in our markets, under the key themes of Environmental Sustainability, Education, Affordable Health Care, Women’s Empowerment, Disaster Relief, and Livelihood Creation.
Allocation made by the Grant Facility in 12 weeks
Grantee partners supported
Districts supported in 10 States of India
Meals Provided to 31,455 Beneficiaries