SwitchON Foundation

Environment Conservation Society (SwitchON Foundation) is an award-winning not-for-profit organization. Since2008, SwitchON Foundation has led many innovative projects and incubated a number of highly successful ventures and initiatives in the areas of Renewable Energy Access, Agriculture & Livelihoods, Skilling & Education and Environment and Climate Change. In the past 14 years we have positively impacted more than 10,00,000 lives of people in these regions and reached out to more than 5000 villages in the Eastern, Western and North Eastern parts of India.

In the last 14 years, Switch ON Foundation has spun off 3 social ventures– ONergy Solar (www.ONergy.in), ONganic Foods (www.ONganic.in) and ON Skills (www.ONskills.in) & various rural collectives and environment initiatives. The ON Conglomerate has worked with various national and international organizations like USAID, UNDP, MNRE/NISE, GoWB, NABARD, SFAC, GIZ, PMKVY, PBSSD, American Embassy etc.

Organisation Representative

Endorsers that SwitchON Foundation partner with


MacArthur Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

MacArthur Foundation

MacArthur is one of the nation’s largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. We also make awards to individuals for extraordinary creativity through the MacArthur Fellows program; for institutional support through the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions; and for solutions to critical problems through 100 amp;Change. In India, the Foundation has supported a significant number of interventions to promote secondary education and population and reproductive health. More recently, the Foundation has invested in a significantly large portfolio of interventions to combat the adverse impact of Climate Change.

On-going/Past projects

SwitchON Foundation: Sustainable Livelihoods for Marginal Farmers in India

By SwitchON Foundation

We are working on environment & climate change, clean energy, water, and sustainable agriculture practices. We have empowered & impacted 10,000,000 people and reached out to more than 5000 villages.

Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Energy