Building a Social Innovation Platform

The Future – Building a Social Innovation Platform

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We Need Bridges Between Societies

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The Deshpande Foundation has come a long way, but we still have a way to go. To achieve lasting social impact requires bridging the gap between the societies where ideas thrive to the regions most in need.

A Social Innovation Platform

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The Deshpande Foundation is building a Social Innovation Platform that will allow global innovators to pilot new ideas, refine models and approaches and build sustainable solutions with the potential for national scale.

A Living Laboratory

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Our work thus far has created a solid ecosystem with several major strengths:

  • A deep understanding of the target demographic and local communities
  • Strong relationships with local, regional and statewide organizations
  • Partnerships with over 40 social impact organizations and NGOs aligned closely with the field
  • Relationships with farmer and producer organizations and cooperatives
  • The Solid infrastructure of facilities for testing, training and scaling solutions from idea to implementation
  • An agriculture research capability that collects firsthand field-level requirements
  • Robust mentorship from seasoned professionals with practical local experience
  • Supporting staff of over 700 trained professionals with deep local knowledge in several areas
  • Successful implementations and sustainable programs

Building Scalable, Sustainable Solutions

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The Social Innovation Platform will leverage these resources to test, trial and build scalable, sustainable solutions to address the challenges of the bottom billions. By bringing in the discipline of the product development process to the passion of the social sector, we will build a structured and repeatable approach to accelerate new ideas to create significant social impact.

Partner With Us

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We cannot do it alone. To build this future will require a collaborative approach with world-class ideas; shared experience and learning; global, national and corporate partnerships; and novel business and investment models. We look forward to working with you help shape this future creating scalable, sustainable social impact.

We look forward to working with you help shape this future creating scalable, sustainable social impact.

Join Us in Building a Future that Truly Scales Impact

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Share Your Ideas

  • Do you have a breakthrough idea that will rock the world?
  • Are you a startup looking for help?
  • Do you have a solution that could address some of the developing world challenges?

Join Our Teams

  • Do you want to change the world?
  • Are you looking to create a dent in the universe?
  • Are you thinking big and hoping to make it happen?

Partner with Us

  • Would you like to mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs?
  • Is your community looking to jumpstart new business?
  • Would your organization like to multiply its impact?

Support Our Efforts

  • Does your organization support impact at scale?
  • Would you like to significantly increase farm livelihoods?
  • Can you help support women entrepreneurs in India?
  • Are you looking to give back to those less fortunate?

Share Your Ideas

Join Our Teams

Partner with Us

Support Our Efforts