Platform for next generation social impact ideators.
Sandbox Samvidha is an inspiring platform that encourages new next generation social impact ideators to scale up their innovative ideas and interventions.
We aim to support new organizations looking to affect social change by providing them with the tools required to translate their ideas into actions.
We at the Sandbox have worked with over 140 not-for-profits and have helped scale about two dozen beyond sandbox. We often see that there is still scope for many more breakthrough transforming ideas which might not be revenue based models but are just as valuable. The "Needs of Social Entrepreneurs" survey conducted by Ennovent in mid-2010 across 39 countries showed that access to financial resources leads the list, followed very closely by mentor support and market access. To bridge this gap, we at the Deshpande Foundation have launched Sandbox Samvidha.
We are looking for individuals and organizations driven to solve social issues in response to community needs, eager to learn and open to feedback. There are very few limitations on the ideas that we invite to the program. All we ask is for the drive, commitment and perseverance to bring your idea to fruition, while we support you through this journey!
Are high potential early stage ideas yet to be piloted
Are led by a passionate and driven team, committed to create social change in their community
Have social impact: Applications that hold the potential for systemic change and significantly improve the quality of life of the underserved, especially those who are economically disadvantaged
Are innovative and scalable: Applications that differentiate themselves from existing competitors/models in the field and have the possibility for replication
Demonstrate sustainability: Proposals that have a clear set of short and long-term outcomes, and a strategy for reaching those goals and achieving financial support and long-term sustainability