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How do we connect with NGOs?

NGOs seeking support or partnerships are requested to write to mindtree_foundationinfo@mindtree.com

How do we evaluate NGOs?

CSR Policy

We assess NGOs/proposed projects based on the following criteria:

  1. Does the project come under any of Mindtree Foundation’s charter or CSR focus areas?
  2. Can the project’s cost be tracked?
  3. Can the project milestones be tracked?
  4. Does this project NOT come under compliance of any other Act than Companies Act 2013?
  5. Will this project impact the socially and economically deprived people in India?
  6. Does the NGO/school have at least 3 years of experience in the relevant project?
  7. Does the project focus around the local area of Mindtree premises for spending the amount earmarked for CSR?
  8. Is this project a sustained activity and NOT a one-time activity?
  9. Are there any partners who are going to work with this NGO/school? If yes, has their scope of work been mentioned in the project description, milestones and costs?
  10. Has the NGO/school submitted its audited expenditure and income report for the past 3 financial years along with the proposal and found satisfactory?
  11. Have the organization’s leaders been evaluated?
  12. Are humanitarian ethics and good governance in place?
  13. Are their performance and trainings in the field satisfactory?
  14. Have we studied their resources and their working partners?
  15. Are the project and operating expenses mentioned in this proposal clearly?
  16. Is the vision and goals articulated clearly in the mid-term and long-term perspective?
  17. Has the NGO met the foreign exchange regulations (if applicable) of the government?
  18. Does the NGO have sufficient skills and tools to deliver the project on time and within the budget?
  19. Is the NGO clear about the impact reporting mechanism? (List of parameters, periodicity, etc.)
  20. Are outcome metrics, methodologies, and frequency of measurement defined for tracking and monitoring?
  21. Has the exit plan and criteria been mentioned?
  22. Is the program sustainable until the goals are met?
  23. Is the NGO/school registered under Indian Trust or Companies Act?