United Way Mumbai (UWM) is part of the 130 year old United Way movement spanning 41 countries. UWM aims to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. As a leader in the Indian development sector, UWM works closely with a network of 400+ NGOs and a large number of corporates for their CSR programmes, workplace giving campaigns and other events. This includes designing of CSR policy and strategies, due diligence of NGO partners, programme implementation, employee volunteering, impact assessments and nancial and programmatic reporting. Over the past 15 years, the organization has partnered with 300+ companies and 100,000+ individual donors investing INR 252+ Crore for community development projects. UWM’s expertise lies in identifying, designing & implementing high impact projects in the areas of Education, Health, Income, Environment, Public Safety & Social Inclusion, in urban and rural communities, through a collective community impact model.
FUEL - Friends Union for Energizing Lives, a credible non-profit and NSDC Innovation partner focused on connecting underprivileged students to education and career opportunities across 12 states in India for over 10 years now. Fuel works in areas of career counselling and implementation of scholarships schemes. Fuel runs Career Guidance and Skilling Centres (CGSC) across various districts of India & runs special project Edu-Raksha for defence& police personnel’s children in India. FUEL is supported by India’s leading corporate and foundations.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation, headquartered in Bengaluru, India, aims at ensuring that every school-going child is healthy and well-educated. The not-for-profit organisation, which started in 2000, has been serving wholesome meals to over 1.6 million children in 13,800+ Government and Government-aided schools across 12 states of India. The food is prepared in the Foundation’s 36 kitchens. Its school lunch programme, the largest such NGO-operated initiative in the world, is implemented with the support of the Government of India and various State Governments. It also receives inestimable support from businesses and philanthropic donors.
While Akshaya Patra strives to nourish children, it also encourages them to get back to school and choose education over work. Its state-of-the-art cooking facilities have become a subject of study and attract curious visitors from around the world. The Foundation has been a part of a Harvard University case study and in 2016, it commemorated the serving of 2 billion cumulative meals. Its cause of ‘unlimited food for education’ is fuelled by a vision that no child in India is deprived of education because of hunger.