SIDBI Swavalamban Foundation (SSF) is the new offshoot of SIDBI with focus on corporate social responsibility, development, and impact aspects of SIDBI and its associates. SSF shall carry the vision of creating "Each Home, One Entrepreneur / हर घर एक स्वावलंबी" also align with three Ps of Planet, People and Profit to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). SSF commits itself to support innovative, inclusive and impact aligned projects
SSF is implementing village adoption scheme for creating Atmanirbhar Villages. It is presumed that local and regional NGOs and field-level development organizations would be keen / show interest for implementing the Atmanirbhar Village project, especially in underserved geographies and difficult areas where they have on-ground presence, acquaintance with local demographic spread and understand the socio-economic context of the area. SWAR Fellowship is flagship initiative of SSF with twin objectives i.e., creating a cadre of rural development professionals for small NGOs to give an entrepreneurial orientation to them and, voice to the smaller NGOs to share their work with better governance structure to access financial support / Social Stock exchange for impactful work
SRIJAN (Self-Reliant Initiatives through Joint Action) is a Public Charitable Trust established in 2000. It is one of India’s premier grassroots implementation agencies. SRIJAN works with small and marginal farmer families, women, and other impoverished sections of society in the poorest of the poor poverty pockets of rural India in over 15 livelihood themes.
Apart from direct implementation, SRIJAN has also functioned as a Technical Support Agency for various programs. In Telangana and Maharashtra, SRIJAN has worked with the State Rural Livelihoods Mission to strengthen NTFP Value Chain with SHGs and its Federations as Livelihoods options. In UP, SRIJAN worked with UPSRLM to strengthen the community-led institutions model of SHGs and Cluster Level Federations. SRIJAN also worked as a Technical Support agency to enable finance access to FPOs in Assam by linking them with mainstream financial institutions with the support of ICCo.
SRIJAN launched Buddha Fellowship to accelerate Forward Linkage Program in 2017. SRIJAN has been successfully running a Buddha Fellowship Program (BFP) for the last three years, and this program offers opportunities for an IIT/ IIM graduate to become a development entrepreneur.