Deshpande Foundation

Funds and supports social impact programs and solutions with significant social or market impact

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  • Hubballi, Karnataka


Deshpande Foundation has multiple centres in US, Canada and India. Deshpande Foundation in India is located in northwest Karnataka in India and eng Read moreages with not-for-profits, academics, organizations and entrepreneurs. It's programs incorporate the following approaches: Sandbox Action Partnerships: Through grant making programs they support organizations working in the areas of social enterprise building, livelihoods, health, education and agriculture. Inculcating Leadership among Communities: Through leadership programs, they engage residents and youth to find solutions to collective problems. Participants are encouraged to take ownership, lead through action, and initiate successive short term projects. LEAD is one such initiative that has engaged tens of thousands of students in the sandbox area. 160,000 people have been reached by student-led LEAD projects in India. Education and Mentorship for Entreprenuers: Employ educational programs that prepare urban and rural youth to lead or manage social enterprises. These programs charter a new path for local youth to experience entrepreneurship first hand imbibing global standards of efficiency and excellence. Such programs address the need for skilled and motivated employees among social enterprises. They also engage with varied partners such as universities, academics, young entrepreneurs as well as the enterprises.


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Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Vidyanagar

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