Skill Development

Skill Development

Through our CSR initiatives, we enhance the lives of marginalized communities in India by offering job-oriented training that emphasizes essential modern skills including digital and financial literacy, problem-solving, and critical thinking. Curated for a diverse audience, our programs cater to different beneficiaries, including school dropouts, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and victims of domestic abuse, amongst others. Our livelihood skilling programs equip disadvantaged youth with the necessary skills to earn a sustainable living, benefitting from partnerships with organizations such as Essilor, Google, and Bata.

Our overarching goal is to enable individuals and their communities to become independent learners capable of supporting themselves and their families. By focusing on skill development, we not only open pathways to entrepreneurship but also enrich the workforce with skilled talent, contributing to broader societal progress We believe that forging CSR partnerships in the field of skill development is essential to address the challenges faced by underserved communities, envisioning a future that is brighter and more inclusive for everyone.

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Livelihood & Entrepreneurship

We are committed to empowering individuals with essential skills and resources for sustainable living and household resilience. Our mission is to alleviate poverty and stimulate economic growth by fostering entrepreneurship and livelihood generation. Our comprehensive program encompasses entrepreneurship training, sustainable agriculture practices, agroforestry, green businesses, and support for Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs), Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), and group businesses.

Our approach is holistic and facilitative, structured in four key stages: entrepreneurship training with ongoing support, enhancing farmers' capacities in sustainable agriculture, agroforestry capacity building, and assisting youth entrepreneurs in establishing group-based enterprises.

This bottom-up approach ensures we equip individuals with the tools and expertise necessary for entrepreneurial success and sustainable livelihoods, contributing to a brighter, more prosperous future.

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Livelihood & Entrepreneurship



We recognize the transformative power of education in uplifting individuals and communities. In line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, our CSR efforts focus on improving educational quality, enriching curricula, and instilling 21st-century skills to ready the future workforce. We're dedicated to offering accessible, fair, and innovative learning opportunities to all, particularly the underserved.

We strive to democratize education access, ensuring those from disadvantaged backgrounds can prosper. Our strategy involves scholarships for low-income students, smart classrooms, STEM labs, remedial classes, career counseling, initiatives to keep girls in school, skill development, gender and health education, teacher training in modern teaching methods, and sustainability education.

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Need & Impact Assessment Studies

Understanding and addressing the unique needs of communities is crucial. We prioritize Need & Impact Assessment Studies to tailor CSR initiatives that resonate with our target communities. These studies guide the creation, execution, and evaluation of our projects, ensuring they're impactful and empathetic.

These assessments are key to developing effective CSR strategies by pinpointing community needs and evaluating project outcomes. They involve data collection, engaging stakeholders, and analyzing gaps, followed by setting metrics and reporting on impacts. The advantages include targeted interventions, efficient use of resources, improved stakeholder interaction, ongoing enhancement, and greater credibility. Incorporating these studies, organizations can foster sustainable positive change in the communities they support.

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Need & Impact Assessment Studies

Environment & Sustainability Solutions

Environment & Sustainability Solutions

The effects of climate change are being felt all over the world, with a serious threat to our natural resources. The need for urgent action becomes more apparent as incidents involving extreme weather conditions increase and lead to an annual loss in ecosystems. Centum Foundation is working towards addressing issues of climate change, biodiversity and environmental governance. By supporting these projects, we tend to make positive changes for future generations through implementation and sharing knowledge on sustainable practices. The organization strives towards these goals by collaborating effectively within networks of like-minded organizations committed to not only providing assistance but moreover creating long-term value.

Structured Project Management

Implementation is the key to success. Any CSR implementation mandate or CSR program which Centum Foundation takes up follows our structured project management approach. The focus remains unwavering on the outcomes.
Awards and Recognition

Top 20 Learning Services Company in the World, 2023

Brandon Hall Gold Award for 'Best Initiative for Philanthropy and Corporate Giving', 2023

Brandon Hall Silver Award for 'Best Corporate Outreach to Promote Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Communities', 2023

Brandon Hall Gold Award for 'Best Advance in Social Impact Innovation', 2022

Excellence in the 'Women Empowerment' category at the '11th World CSR Congress & Awards 2022'

Excellence in the 'Efforts towards building an inclusive world' category at the '11th World CSR Congress & Awards 2022'

Innovations in CSR Practices Award for 'Digital Skills Program‘, 2021

Best Corporate Foundation Award for 'Skill Development Program', 2019

Asia's Most Trusted Training & Skilling Company by IBC, USA, 2018

Ranked #11 amongst India's Great Places to Work®, 2019

Client Speak

Rajeev Dar

Executive Director (Operations)

NASSCOM Foundation

Shirish Raut

Philanthropies Team


Pratyush Panda

Regional Head CSR, North Region

ACC Limited