Corporate Social
Responsibility

We believe that every bit counts to make the world a better place.

Our Philosophy

We believe that nurturing the entrepreneurial and sporting spirit of India, especially of its women, can empower the country to succeed and realize its dreams, and contribute to building a better society. At Avendus, we endeavor to support programs and people in these areas.

Women Entrepreneurship

Women entrepreneurship is at a nascent stage in India. At Avendus, we strive to bring our significant understanding of, and contribution to, India’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to the fore to do our bit to change the status quo.

Sports

As a young organization, we believe that sports represent the Avendus values of dynamism, excellence and teamwork. We work to provide the young and underprivileged sporting talent of the country with an opportunity to develop and deliver to their full potential.

Ranu Vohra

Co-founder, Managing Director
and Chief Executive Officer

At Avendus, we believe that every bit can make a difference. We believe in the power of collaboration and in the potential of our communities. We strive to meaningfully create a better life for those around us through our steadfast engagement, contribution and influence in our networks.

NGOs We Support

Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP)

Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP) empowers grassroots women's collectives to move from "Margin to Mainstream". Avendus is supporting projects in Latur and Osmanabad district designed to reposition rural women as advanced entrepreneurs and job creators for their community. Over two decades, they have empowered 1.5 lakh rural women and have built robust partnership eco-systems that enable women’s entrepreneurship in a sustainable manner.

Antarang Foundation

Avendus is supporting Antarang’s CareerReady which equips economically vulnerable youth especially women with core employability skills and offers them career opportunities based on their interest. In the last 7 years, Antarang has impacted more than 47,000 young lives in Mumbai.

Deshpande Foundation

Avendus has partnered with Navodyami, the women entrepreneurship cell of Deshpande Foundation. Navodayami’s Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) is designed to create sustainable and resilient micro and small businesses for women entrepreneurs in Karimnagar, Medak and Nizamabad districts. The program also focusses on creating market linkages and networks concentrated in a particular geographic area.

Heed India

HEED India started as Samarpan Charitable Trust engaging in a number of philanthropic activities with the key philosophy of 'Responsible Living', i.e., responding to the immediate and essential needs of various communities. Avendus is supporting HEED India’s Sports Training Programs conducted in 16 municipal schools across Mumbai. The program provides sports specific coaching and training to underprivileged children between the age 9-15 yrs.

Olympic Gold Quest

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is a program of the Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games which scouts for athletes who have displayed in them the drive and the potential to win medals at the Olympic Games. OGQ has supported in the training of 184 athletes since its inception and in the last two Olympic Games, 5 out of the 8 medal winners for India were supported by OGQ. Avendus has pledged its full-fledged support in preparing merited athletes towards winning at the Olympic Games.

Wetlands International

A global not-for-profit organization, Wetlands International and its predecessors have worked to protect wetlands since 1937. Avendus partnered Wetlands International South Asia in two projects Asia Waterbird Census (2008-2016) and METT Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool. The projects were completed in in May 2019.

Engagement

As an organization, collaboration and inspiration play an important part in how we work and live. We go beyond financial contributions, and volunteer for various programs run by our NGO partners as we truly believe that involvement in philanthropy can be a life enriching journey for all of us.