The Interface

We are dedicated Social Investment Managers. Our purpose is to help you redefine your reach. We identify social causes that need your support, profile them for you, help you build a portfolio, offer easy ways to give and track your investment all the way through. We ensure that your support makes a measurable difference to the socially and economically deprived.

The Interface is a pioneering endeavor to serve the need for social investment management. Launched in 2006,The Interface supports amongst other categories initiatives in education, health, environment and women’s empowerment.


Donation

Market

We have categorized the market into

ISR - Individual Social Responsibility – this category consists of high networth individuals, regular taxpayers, and will of individuals

GSR - Group Social Responsibility – this category consists of alumni groups, corporate employee groups, Family trusts, survey respondents, gated communities

CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility – this category consists of Corporates/Trusts, MNC’s and SME’s

We have in the past facilitated ISR for many individuals, GSR for Reading Tamils- a group in UK, and a couple of Alumni groups and among our CSR donors are HSBC, Grundfos and Global Adjustments

Reporting

We have a tested reporting system to monitor the progress of the activity and report back to the donor. Apart from the systems that we have in place, the reporting can be customized to suit the donor as well.

Criteria for Partner Selection

A thorough due diligence is done to select NGO’s. Small NGO’s who have no fundraising capabilities, but who are doing very good work are carefully picked

  •  Promoters / Sponsors of the NGO
  •  Activity record/Activity range
  •  Donors(Funds raising record)
  •  Financials
  •  Monitoring of activities
  •  Documentation and computer friendliness

Our partners​


  •  Education - Sankalp, Akshaya Trust, DGSEA, Raja KSP Ganesan Trust
  •  Elders - Akshaya Trust, DGSEA , Alzheimers Society of India, RSEEDS
  •  Feeding - YRG Gaitonde Foundation, Akshaya Trust
  •  Health - Ekam Foundation, CHILD, Friends for Needy
  •  Womens Causes - ANEW, Thandalam Yogashema Trust, PCVC, Thiyagam, Womens Trust
  •  Challenged - Snegithan, DOAST, Sai Vocational Development & Education Centre
  •  Environment - Paperman, Goonj

Indian Talent League

This is a new drive to improve communication skills and get students of the non-elite schools (aided and Government) to be competitive from a young age to face the world confidently, as they prepare to brush shoulders with the fortunate youngsters. We identified four streams as a pilot project.

We introduced these 4 streams in six schools

A pool of 30 children from Grades 6, 7, 8 - were selected, and they were given intensive training but in a fun way. This was done for two months, by volunteers who were trained to impart these streams to the children, At the end of two months, we found that there was an improvement in 52% of the children.

We have now moved this project to a digital learning mode, along with Rotary Club and British Council. A special program has been devised by Unlearn, for this purpose. These 6 schools are part of the 25 schools where it has been rolled out.

Dhaan

This is part of the CSR, of CMA-CGM

The middle and upper class of people always have a variety of household and personal things that they want to give away/dispose, because they have outlived their use for a variety of reasons. Dhaan will help channelize these reach a recipient who would make use of it for some length of time.

Dhaan volunteers will collect these items in a van sent to different areas in the city on specific earmarked days, from the donors, who will have to donate them in a neatly packed condition. These are then sent to different NGO’s who help resell them to those who would like to own them for a further length of time. The revenue generated from such a sale is used by the concerned NGO for their own activities.