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

Project Shakti

It’s the dream of every teenage girl to be healthy and carefree. This can be  achieved by showing them the importance of

NUTRITION      HEALTH      HYGIENE       SELF CONFIDENCE

At a young age if we can inculcate the right ideas and habits, these will become the most important life lessons that a girl learns.

The idea behind this project is that economically backward girls start their menstrual cycle very late because their general state of health is very poor. At the age when they have to be in a good physical condition, they are anaemic, due to lack of good and nutritious food. Most of them have never had vitamins or supplements to bolster their health. They are completely unprepared for the onset of menarche. They have poor menstrual hygiene due to non-affordability and other misconceptions about sanitary pads. They use cloth and other products as substitutes. These are not washed properly due to paucity of water or not dried because of the secrecy surrounding the menstrual period. Vaginitis and urinary tract infections are twice as prevalent among them.

The Interface endeavours to pick girls from 4 schools between the ages of 11 and 16 and habituate them for a year:

  •  Teach them good nutrition habits–giving them an energy bar, consisting of natural iron and calcium
  •  Show them how to stay healthy – giving them multi vitamins on school working days
  •  Tell them the importance of hygiene – giving them a pack of sanitary napkins with a panty every month
  •  Impart self-confidence by-  giving them lessons in safe touch, self-defence and menstrual hygiene

The impact of the project will be showcased by showing the improvement in health in the first 3 months. This reporting will be shared with our Donors.

We at The Interface want to make this a reality to at least 1000 girl children in Chennai in 2020 from February 1st 2020.

We will be helped in this project by 2 partners

ICCW (http://www.iccwtnispcanarc.org/)

YRG GaitondeTrust (https://yrgcare.org/)

on the field for disbursing, monitoring and reporting back. They have been our partners for many years now.

To support this cause please go to

http://saradafoundations.org/invest-interface.php