About ACF

Established in 1993, Ambuja Cement Foundation is a grassroots pan-India implementing organisation that harnesses the power of partnerships –between communities, Government and other like-minded corporates and NGOs – to help solve pressing community problems and to foster prosperity.

For the past 25 years, ACF has created significant impact. A full-fledged Research and Monitoring Unit, along with numerous external, independent studies show significant change – in income levels, health indicators and overall harmony and happiness. Our work has spread beyond our core villages, and by working hand in hand with like-minded organisations, we aim to significantly impact the pressing issues currently inhibiting our country.


A sustainable, prosperous rural India built on partnerships - where villagers have the resources, livelihood and dignity to prosper in life.

I have a dream.
A great one that changes the face of the country and the destiny of the nation. Where we join hands with other passionate leaders. And pool our respective strengths.
To make rural India prosper.


Chairman, Ambuja Cement Foundation


We energise, involve and enable communities to
realise their potential:


We motivate and mobilise people to work together and amplify impact.


We build partnerships and co-create solutions.


We build capacity and instill ownership.

ACF model

Community engagement & prioritisation of issues

  • Rapport building
  • Entry point activities

Identify participatory solutions

  • Listen to traditional wisdom
  • Understand issues & probable solutions

Institution Building & Implementation

  • Promote appropriate institutions
  • Building capacity
  • Implement pilots learning


  • Replicate successful solutions for scaling up

Ongoing Support

  • Acting as a guide and providing moral support


  • Strengthening Insitutions for long term sustainability

Prosperity Impacts

22% increase in the incomes of cotton farmers

30% increased production under system of rice intensification

1681 SHGs with Rs 7.7 crore corpus


95 villages with 100% toilet coverage

Social return on Investment – 13x in Kodinar (Gujarat) and 5x in Rabriyawas (Rajasthan)

Rs 58 million cumulative increase in income earned by SEDI graduates