IIFL Foundation

IIFL foundation, the CSR arm of IIFL Group, a financial services conglomerate, was started in 2015 to contribute to addressing the most pressing problems faced by our country. Be education program with illiterate girls in Rajasthan or financial literacy and inclusion for the poor and vulnerable communities in rural West Bengal or work with displaced and affected community after any natural disaster anywhere in India, IIFL foundation undertakes long term, high impact projects that creates sustainable change and transforms lives.

Our Key Focus Areas

Tribal Development

Natural Disasters are sudden and are the worst calamity man has ever faced.

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Education Program

India is home to millions of out of school children. Unfortunately, girls are worst affected

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Financial Literacy

IIFL is a leading diversified financial services company and creating a financially aware and literate population

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Preventive Health

Health is Wealth and for poor it is everything. Each year IIFL Foundation conducts two big health camps for the benefit of thousands of people

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Sports Development

While India has been making waves at International sports events in the past few years

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Disaster Relief

Natural Disasters are sudden and are the worst calamity man has ever faced.

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Awards and Recognition

Our good work has been appreciated at several forums. Here is a snapshot of some awards-

Our Project Locations

Our Team

Dr. Sarika Kulkarni

Dr. Sarika Kulkarni

CEO

Sarika has a PhD in Management and has been a faculty with the prestigious JBIMS and SPJIMR before quitting to start her own business. She started a BPO in 2001 in the transcription space with 30 people and grew it to 600 people strong organisation before selling it in 2010 to the world’s largest BPO in this space. Her unique experiment of recruiting and training rural school dropout children in her enterprise not only changed over 150 lives but also fetched her several awards. Author of three books in different fields of management – her book on Case Studies in Supply chain management went on to become an International best seller. A sought after writer and speaker, Sarika started working in development sector after selling her business. On advisory board of several Not for Profits and social businesses, Sarika is also a regular guest speaker at UPenn and other National & International universities. As a CEO of IIFL Foundation, she along with her team has managed to bring back over 30,000 school dropout, illiterate girls back into education. Recognised as the “100 Most influential CSR leaders” in the world, IIFL Foundation also has received several awards during her tenure including the most prestigious Golden Peacock award for excellence in CSR. A photographer, animal lover and a travel buff, she is now working on her fourth book on her experiences of development sector.

Rajiv Shinde

Rajiv Shinde

Zonal Manager

With a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelors in Mass Media (BMM – Advertising), Rajiv Shinde brings in over 10 years of work experience that spans across sectors – Advertising, Retail, Marketing, Branding, Hospitality – QSR, IT and Social Work (NGOs). Rajiv holds a special interest for working on Developmental fronts in rural areas and had previously conducted a quantitative research on ‘Stress among constabulary of Mumbai Police’ in an urban setting of Mumbai. An ardent lover of Environment and Animals, topics as Eradication of Hunger & poverty, Quality Education, Reduced inequalities and Climate Change continue to be of his interest.

Sameer Khanna

Sameer Khanna

Zonal CSR Manager

Sameer is a Post Graduate from Guru Nanak Dev University with Science specialization & comes with more than 10 years of experience in HR. Sameer Joined IIFL in June'14 as Recruitment Manager & ventured in the CSR team by April'16.

Sahil Hamid

Sahil Hamid

Zonal CSR Executive

Sahil is a Post Graduate in Management from RIMT & has been working with IIFL since 2016. Sahil hails from picturesque valleys of Kashmir and came onboard through IIFL’s CSR project Udaan – an initiative of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

Lalit Shukla

Lalit Shukla

Senior Field officer

Lalit is a Post Graduate in Sociology from Mohanlal Sukhariya University & Possesses of 20 years experience in Social sector. He holds a vast experience in social sector & in his last assignment he worked with co. operative societies in Udaipur.

Mohit Vaishnav

Field Officer

Mohit is Graduate in Computers from Mohanlal Sukhariya University & possesses of 2 years experience in Social Sector. He has worked with NGO's in past & in his last assignment he worked with Kherwari social welfare association.

Hemant Meena

Field Officer

Hemant is a Graduate in Arts from Mohanlal Sukhariya University & holds over 5 years experience in Social field. Prior to IIFL, Hemant worked in ' Foundation to educate Girls Globally' in Project - Balika Shiksha

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