Enabling social entrepreneurs
Non- government or non-profit organizations in our country specialize in executing their programs at the grassroot level, but often require support to develop internal systems and processes to maximize their impact. We at Ernst & Young are committed to providing professional assistance to our communities, which helps them work efficiently and effectively to bring a positive change in the society.
Given below are a few instances:
Our people at Ernst & Young have helped Action for Ability Development and Inclusion, a non- government organization, (NGO) in capacity-building as a pro-bono service.
Ernst & Young has helped Naandi Foundation, a non-profit organization (NPO) , to obtain the 35 AC permissions under the Income Tax Act, which provided a 100% tax rebate to the donors of Naandi’s mid-day meal program in six states. Naandi currently feeds over 10, 00,000 children every day.
Ernst & Young has offered pro bono advice to Childline, a NPO, on their business plan and scaling up operations to different states across the country.
Ernst & Young Foundation is creating an online system as a pro bono service, to help Goonj, a NGO, track movement of clothes and other material received and donee management.
Village development model
- The Ernst & Young Foundation supports the Srinivasan Services Trust (SST) in its village development model, which is based on sustainable development. A beginning has been made by funding 48 villages in Maharashtra and 21 villages in Karnataka.
- The Ernst & Young Foundation is funding village empowerment model in 25 villages in Orissa, which is being implemented by Naandi. Another 25 villages to be adopted in Jharkhand by early 2013.
Livelihood enhancement program
The Ernst & Young Foundation is funding a livelihood enhancement program for women through Self Help Groups in 30 villages in Uttar Pradesh being implemented by Pardada Pardadi Educational Society (PPES).
Repaired personal computers (PCs) in Municipal Corporation of Delhi schools at a cost of Rs. 350 to Rs. 500 per PC, as compared to another corporate buying PCs at around Rs. 25,000 per PC.