Types of Partners
We collaborate and work with a variety of different partners, to help them implement their on-ground programs and make lasting change in rural communities. With over 105 partners across 11 states, ACF is experienced in designing, managing and implementing rural development projects in partnership with:
Over the years, ACF has partnered with many state governments to implement a variety of schemes in the areas of water, skills, agriculture and women. ACF has the capacity to manage large scale projects, working with multiple stakeholders, and deliver tangible, on-ground impacts as a result.
ACF has joined hands with many corporate partners in the past, to help them implement their CSR across a variety of locations. With proven project models, the ability to measure impact and meet the detailed reporting requirements of corporate partners, ACF makes the perfect CSR implementing partner.
ACF has collaborated with a variety of Indian and International non-profit organisations to help them meet their goals and objectives. Our widespread reach across rural communities, and reach across beneficiary groups (Women, Farmers and Youth) provide non-profits with instant access to target communities.
A unique aspect of ACF’s work is our partnership with the community itself. Across all our programs, we require communities to invest in projects, harnessing both financial and in-kind contributions to ensure that communities value projects and actively support them.
"ACF’s strong relationship with the rural community certainly deserves an applause. It is their holistic approach to implement a project that provides simple solutions to complex problems. I am extremely glad to witness the evolution of a strong collaboration between NABARD & ACF. Both the organisations have complemented on each other’s strengths and have successfully created a symbiotic association. We look forward to having a long term association with such a committed organisation."
Kishan Singh,Chief General Manager, NABARD
"Dharma Life’s association with ACF and Kodinar Women’s Federation has provide a great opportunity to adopt an innovative approach to the empowerment of strong women entrepreneurs. The first year of this partnership has been exceptionally successful and we look forward to a long-term association."
Shailja Mehta,Chief Manager, Partnership, Dharma Life
"Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and Ambuja Cement Foundation (ACF) have been working together for more than 6 years. They partner with us in Punjab, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Andhra Pradesh. We have always found the entire ACF team to be very responsive and well-tuned to the ground realities of the cotton farmers. We believe our partnership is in making the cotton farming in India sustainable and farmers are benefiting immensely."
Rajeev Baruah,Country Manager-India, Better Cotton Initiative
Farmers Invest: More Crop Per Drop
The agricultural sector is one of the key contributors to the water crisis in India, with 70% of all groundwater being pumped for inefficient flood irrigation purposes, which delivers only 35% water use efficiency. The scenario was the same in Kodinar, Gujarat, a water stressed region where the majority of farmers flooded irrigated crops. As a result of over pumping, the water table had depleted and salinity from the coastline…Read more
INGO Invests: Better Cotton For All
A life on the land is never easy. But when 33 year old Gopal Jambulwar started to take over the family farm from his father, he was confident that he could do better – earn more, grow more, learn more. He was wrong. His first few years trying his hand alone in cotton farming produced dismal results. This is not an uncommon tale in India and many farmers across generations…Read more
HDFC Banks on Rural Development
In rural India, communities are often impacted by multiple and inter-related problems. In fact, no two communities are the same, with each one having challenges based on the unique dynamics and nature of the community. In Sikar (Rajasthan), people suffer severe drinking water storage, along with myriad problems surrounding their main source of livelihood-agriculture. Erratic rainfall, poor quality of watr and soil, limited technical know-how and crippling credit from moneylenders…Read more
NABARD Invests in 32 Grassroots Projects
Himachal Pradesh has a very hilly terrain with highly undulating topography where people farm on small patches of land, often on slopes. Rainfall is also high in the area, and farmers face huge problems due to erosion of topsoil. In Darlaghat, the heavy rains and steep slopes see the erosion of fertile soil-often washing down stream into water storage areas which creates an additional problem, of silting up these harvesting…Read more
Let’s work together!
The needs of rural India are vast, and we can make a bigger difference by working together. We currently have a footprint across 11 states and 2073 villages, but have identified an additional 47 districts for development. These districts fare very poorly on development indicators, where quality of human life is abysmal.
To find out more about how we can collaborate or implement a project for you, reach out to our team today!