Smile Foundation

Works towards children's education, families health and building skill-sets & assists to tap livelihood opportunities

  • Started: 2002
  • New Delhi, Delhi


Smile Foundation has actively worked towards uplifting the children from underserved communities. It also focuses on women and families as a whole. Read more Its core focus areas are education, health, livelihood support, skill development and women empowerment. It considers these factors as the major pillars for proper growth and development of the child & families. Its work also highlights the importance of creating a better tomorrow, empowering youth and self-sufficient women by addressing all these factors around their lives. It practices a lifecycle approach that addresses the basic needs of an individual and the community at large- health, education & livelihood. Smile Foundation has been recognised by ICSI for rendering valuable services under Social Responsibility, won awards for NGO Leadership & Excellence Award and Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Award by ABP News in 2014 and 2015 respectively and has won other awards which include Quality Initiative Mission Award 2013. Smile Foundation has been accredited with GlobalGiving which is an international organisation that provides funds to support groups delivering help to the needy.


Children from poor communities find it difficult to access good education, women, don't have networks to connect to other women for support to get their healthcare and other issues resolved and youth suffer due to lack of skills and employment.


Smile Foundation follows a lifecycle approach to implement multiple welfare programmes which are focussed on providing education to children, healthcare to families besides empowering women and imparting skill based training to youth to enable gainful employment.


  • Skill Development
  • Employment
  • Health
  • Education

Sub Sectors

  • Health & Family Welfare
  • Nutrition
  • Vocational Training
  • Women Empowerment
  • Youth
  • Informal Education
  • Teacher Training
  • Girl Child
  • disaster-relief

Demographies Served

  • Women
  • Children


It has reached out to more than 2000 villages through 400-plus programmes across 25 states.


  • Health

    Hyderabad, Surat, Chennai, North Delhi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Gurgaon, Pune, Bangalore
    Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttarakhand, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

    It runs the "Smile on the Wheels" programme, a mobile hospital van that reaches out to the far-flung rural areas and slums.

    It addresses the 3A issues- Accessibility, Affordability & Availability. It has catered to 15 lakhs plus beneficiaries so far.

    It has also catered to the school-going children under the school health programme and has conducted several multi-speciality camps.

  • Livelihood & skill development

    Bangalore, North Delhi, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, West Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kanchipuram
    Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Delhi, Maharashtra

    It works on improving the skill sets of the youth to match the market demand under its program called "Smile Twin E-learning Programme (STeP)".

    It focuses on English proficiency, basic computer knowledge and soft skills that include communication skills, body language, personal grooming, etc that are pre-requisites in retail, hospitality and BPO sectors.

  • Women Empowerment

    Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh

    Runs "Swabhiman"- a programme for women empowerment that aims to guide adolescent girls & women on their healthcare issues and consider themselves as a priority, it guides them on their reproductive health rights, looks into their education and actively involves their male counterparts in the process.

  • Education

    Bangalore, Hyderabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Darjeeling, Mumbai, Chennai, Jammu
    Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Tripura, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal

    It runs a national-level program called "Mission Education" which was started in 2002. The Foundation's work on education focuses on pre-school (3-6 years), non-formal education for those that are not going to school (6-14 years ), Remedial Education for the school going students (6-14 years) and bridge course for the dropouts(14-18 years).

    Under this programme, it has reached out to 2 lakhs+ children through 240 Mission Education Centres, several students have been mainstreamed in the formal schools and a larger percentage of beneficiaries are girls.

  • Response During Disaster

    Bihar, Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Maharashtra, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu

    Smile Foundation actively works to provide relief during a disaster to children and families. It also helps them rebuild their lives and provides them support with education, healthcare and livelihood.

    It has been part of disaster response during the tsunami, Kashmir Earthquake, Maharashtra floods, Bihar floods, Kerala Flood, Masoodpur Fire and Uttarakhand floods.

Impact Metrics

  • Children sensitized

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2014-15 718020
    • 2015-16 1200000
    • 2016-17 1300000
    • 2017-18 1000000
    • 2018-19 1700000
  • Schools covered

    Year-wise Metrics
    • 2014-15 2200
    • 2015-16 5000
    • 2016-17 5500
    • 2017-18 3500
    • 2018-19 4400

Leadership Team

Registration Details

  • PAN Card


  • Registration ID


  • VO ID / Darpan ID


  • 12A


  • 80G


  • FCRA


  • CSR Registration Number



Project Location


161 B/4, 3rd Floor, Gulmohar House, Yusuf Sarai Community Centre

Offices in Cities

Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai

Other Details

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Financial Details

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  • 2018-19

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  • 2019-20

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  • 2020-21

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