Q. What is the mission of DNF?
DNF mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.
Q. Who are the people behind DNF?
The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of Smile Foundation. Smile Foundation is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.
Q. How can one associate with the organization?
In our journey so far, we have received immense support from numerous individuals, many private and public sector companies, development agencies, educational institutions, public figures and the mass media. One can associate with us in any of these above mentioned ways. Please visit the contact us or get involved section of our website for more information on the possible ways of being involved in our journey.
What is the source of funding for the organization?
Around 70-80% funding support of the organization comes from corporates; the rest comes from PSUs, individual donors and private institutions.
Q. What is the belief behind DNF?
We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of 'Civic Driven Change' Smile Foundation sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.