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EdelGive takes great pride in the volunteering culture that exists in Edelweiss. Our Employee Engagement Programme offers a structured platform that connects non-profits in need of voluntary support to the Edelweiss workforce who are inclined towards making a contribution to the social sector.

Employees are encouraged to not only donate in monetary terms but also contribute their time, skills and expertise to the non-profit organizations on a pro-bono basis. Such non-financial support involves direct interaction with the beneficiaries and requires employees to develop high quality solutions to specific organizational challenges by contributing towards capacity building projects. EdelGive also extends support to external agencies adopting similar programmes, and guides them towards integrating structured employee engagement into their organisation’s DNA.

Our success in running employee engagement programs have won Edelweiss the Leader in Employee Volunteering at the iVolunteer Awards 2017.

Highlights from 2018-19

  • EdelGive Foundation engaged Edelweiss employees in more than 40 immersion activities and donation drives in over 100 cities and 125 branches.

  • More than 7000 employees engaged through financial and non-financial giving opportunities and dedicated over 32,500+ hours of volunteering through the years.

  • Over 50 employees at senior and mid-levels were involved in skilled volunteering projects which varied from building HR Manuals, MIS systems, Digitization, Cash Flow Management, Crowd sourcing campaigns, Coaching/ Mentoring of Senior Management of NGOs.

  • Initiatives launched this year:

    • The Ladakh Campaign, wherein, 10 volunteers from Edelweiss, spent 10 days building a playground in a Government school at Ladakh.

    • This year we celebrated EdelGive Day with over 3000 employees across 100 locations who dedicated their time and energy towards the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan during the Daan Utsav week.

    • We also launched The Good innings- Cricket for a cause and saw participation from more than 1000 employees from 6 cities.



Blood Donation Week across Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad offices

In the second week of August, EdelGive Foundation held a blood donation drive in collaboration with Think Foundation. Mr. Vinay Shetty, the Vice President of Think Foundation, conducted an awareness session in all the Mumbai offices to educate employees on the importance of donating blood to patients suffering from Thalassemia as well as how to detect it early to prevent it. Over 700 employees volunteered to donate blood, and a total of 572 bags of blood were collected.


Stationary Distribution Drive with Umang Foundation

30 volunteers from Edelweiss Financial Services, participated in India’s largest stationary distribution drive, in collaboration with Umang Foundation at Shahapur. The activity consisted of sorting, packing and distributing the kits to 3300 children from 62 zila parishad schools. Each volunteer felt a deep sense of satisfaction in doing their bit in ensuring a bright future for these kids, who are unable to enjoy these basic necessities.


Seed Ball making with Public Markets Team at Windsor

30 employees from Public Markets team celebrated World Environment Day with EdelGive Foundation in collaboration with the Seva Charitable Trust. Amisha H Parekh, the Trustee of the NGO, guided them through the process of making the seed balls with mud, water seeds and compost. These seed balls can be carried anywhere and these can be scattered wherever we would like to see pants grow. The volunteers learnt a completely new and interesting way of contributing towards nature conservation.


‘Teach at the Beach’ activity at Juhu Beach

15 employees from Edelweiss participated in the ‘Teach at the beach’ activity with Bigger Than Life NGO, at Juhu Beach. Our employee volunteers facilitated an English grammar activity and played games with the underprivileged children. Towards the end, the kids were overjoyed to receive snacks from their bhaiya’s and didi’s. The volunteers felt a deep sense of satisfaction to see the delight on the children’s faces.


Visit to Support Foundation

20 Employees from Edelweiss visited the Support Foundation in Vakola, a rehab center for kids affected by drugs. As volunteers, they played games, sang songs with the kids and watched the kids dance for them. The joy of the kids knew no bounds as each one of them received gifts and snacks. It was a first-of-a-kind experience for some of our volunteers and they were overwhelmed with being a part of the experience of bringing smile on the children’s faces.


Mahim Beach Clean-up

Edelweiss employees spent their weekend cleaning Mahim beach post Holi celebrations. Each one of them expressed how satisfying it was to do their bit towards a cleaner Mumbai at the end of the activity.


Seed ball making with ‘Seva Charitable Trust’ in collaboration with ConnectFor

26 Employees from Edelweiss with their family members volunteered for a Seed ball making activity at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali, with the ‘Seva Charitable Trust’ in collaboration with ConnectFor. Amisha H Parekh, the Trustee of the NGO, guided them through the process of making the Seed balls. The volunteers learnt a completely new and an interesting way of contributing towards nature conservation.


HR Operations Team Day-out to Learning Space Foundation, Wada

A rural; immersion programme was organised for 32 volunteers on a Saturday. They visited a Zilla Parishad school at Wada where they volunteered to build the school infrastructure i.e., ground leveling, brick layering and tree plantation activities. After having completed the intensive tasks, they distributed gifts (bags with stationary kits, Maps, Educational Charts, Chocolates) to the enthusiastic school kids. Village women cooked and served food with a lot of love. A Warli workshop was also conducted for the volunteers at the school.


Mahim Beach Clean-up Drive

On a Saturday morning, employees from Edelweiss set out on a beach clean-up drive at Mahim. It was initiated by a Mumbai couple, Indraneil Sengupta and Rabia Tewari. In the past two years they have been instrumental in in clearing more than 700 tonnes of plastic. Volunteers from Edelweiss supported this cause by lending hands towards a cleaner Mumbai.


Republic day celebration with Under-privileged kids

Volunteers from Edelweiss celebrated Republic day with the Bigger Than Life NGO in collaboration with ConnectFor. Our volunteers facilitated an art session for the under-privileged children from the slums of Juhu, they also helped them in naming the states of India activity. It was amazing to watch the joy and enthusiasm in the children which gave the volunteers a deep sense of satisfaction.


Christmas visit to Home for the Aged

15 volunteers from Edelweiss visited the Home for the Aged at Bandra to celebrate Christmas with them. The volunteers sang carols and other popular old classics which pleased the audience there. The senior citizens responded to that very enthusiastically. The event was concluded with the distribution of dry fruits, cakes and scarfs to each senior citizen.


Fulfil-a-wish, Christmas activity with employees of Edelweiss

Around 100 volunteers across 9 cities from Edelweiss celebrated Christmas with 500 kids from the shelter homes. The celebration consisted of some Carol singing, games and other fun activities with the children and concluded with the distribution of the School bags with a stationary kit to each child, which was donated by our Employees.


Edelweiss Employees visited Support Foundation to celebrate Diwali with kids at their Vakola Center

Diwali celebrated with a cause. The Corporate compliance group of Edelweiss, chose to spend their Diwali week with kids from the shelter, by sharing gifts and spending time with them.


Senior Management Team visit to the Shelter home at Vakola

The Senior Management from Agri services and credit team of Edelweiss Visited the Shelter Home at Vakola. The children there were overjoyed to receive Carrom boards as gifts.


Stationary Kit Distribution Drive at Kasara

EdelGive Foundation in collaboration with Umang Foundation facilitated a Stationary Kit distribution drive.


Celebrating EdelGive Day during the Daan Utsav week

During our first EdelGive Celebration this year. Over 3000 Employees across 100 locations dedicated their time and energy towards one Goal of a Greener and Cleaner India- Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, during the Daan Utsav week.


Greenesha 2018, Beach Cleaning post Ganpati Utsav

We had employees of Edelweiss Group who participated in the Greenesha 2018 Volunteering activity during Ganesh Utsav on 23rd September 2018. This was an initiative of United Way Mumbai team in collaboration with MCGM.


EdelGive sets up a playground in Ladakh

For the first time in Edelweiss history, our first contingent of EdelGive volunteers from across the country joined forces to help set up the playground within 10 days at the Government Middle School, Lankerchey Thang Village, Kargil District, Ladakh.


Stationery Distribution Drive at Murbad

We had a series of field visits to Murbad with Umang Foundation, where more than 60 employees spent their day visiting various Zilla Parishad schools in the remote areas of Murbad, and distributed stationery to more than 8000 students.


Tree plantation drive with the Bangalore team

Tree plantation Drive in association with ConnectFor was opened up for employees of Bangalore GWAM


Fund Raising Campaign for setting a playground at Ladakh

EdelGive joined the ultra-marathoner Raj Vadgama to help build a playground for the children of Ladakh. They raised over 3 lacs through this campaign. The playground was personally built by volunteers from Edelweiss who were sent to Ladakh for 10 days to build the same.


Stationery Distribution Drive at Umang Foundation, Shahpur

Around 30 Edelweiss Volunteers spent their Saturday distributing stationery to the underprivileged children from tribal belt of Shahpur, organized by Umang Foundation.


Cancer Care Centre, Worli

Employees from the Edelweiss HR team visited a Cancer Care Centre at Worli. They were extremely motivated with the kids who despite their sufferings have a positive outlook towards life.


Salaam Balak Trust, Andheri

Management Associate Program (MAP) employees and interns from Edelweiss office Mumbai, went on a field visit to Salaam Baalak Trust. They interacted with the children and got a first-hand experience of the programs run by the NGO.


Aadhar Old Age Home Visit

Employees from CFO’s Office spent time with over 100 elderly individuals from Aadhar Old Age Home, at their centre in Borivali. The residents participated in various activities that were planned for them – from games to garba sessions, and enjoyed them thoroughly.


Versova Beach Cleanup Drive

After the festive season of Ganesh Chaturthi and Visarjan, many Ganesha idols are left behind on the beach. EdelGive Foundation in association with IchangeMyCity program by Janagraha and Bhumi, organized a beach clean-up drive with the support of Edelweiss volunteers.


Toy distribution Drive

As a part of the distribution drive in collaboration with ToyBank, our employees distributed toys to more than 600 children from municipal schools and celebrated the Power of Play.


Walkathon with NDTV at Mumbai and Chandigarh

EdelGive Foundation provided an opportunity to Edelweiss employees from Mumbai and Chandigarh to participate in a walkathon organized by NDTV for awareness on the subject of organ donation. The campaign ‘More to Give’ looked at the cause of organ donation in an effort to positively impact the well-being of the nation.


Daan Utsav Celebrations

To mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti and celebrate the spirit of Daan Utsav, our 30 employee volunteers conducted a cleanliness drive at Juhu Beach in collaboration with NGO Bhumi.


Read A Story

 Employees from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Pune spent time sharing positive and motivational stories with children from orphanages and read various books to them Jaipur branch employees spent time learning creative arts from girls of PraveenLata Sansthan. 


Open House with Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah addressed 120 employees along with the CEO and ExCo's of Edelweiss General Insurance Company Limited, where she took everyone through the journey of EdelGive Foundation. Suleman Safdar briefed the audience about the employee volunteering plan of EdelGive this year. The Open House ended with Shanai Ghosh, the CEO of GI, talking about their initiative of planting one sapling for every policy sold this year in order to reduce carbon print. Post that Ms. Shanai launched the '365 days of giving' - in which they will be taking up 4 more CSR activities, spread across the year.


Leadership League Talk at Retail Finance with Pranil Naik

Pranil, an Ashoka Awardee winner spoke about his passion for education and the model they are working on- English learning solutions and taking them to small villages in Maharashtra with the help of technology and algorithms to enhance spoken English skills amongst students there. He spoke about the product and his journey which is a result of a lot of persistence, research and customer centric attitude which draws parallels with what we also do at Edelweiss- Suno, Samjho, Suljhao.


Marking Independence Day with a New Resolve

EdelGoGreen- This Independence Day we pledged to stop using plastic bags. A campaign was organised under the banner Swachh Bharat and EdelGoGreen, and Plastic Bag Collection Centres were set up for employees to give away their plastic bags, in exchange for an eco-friendly one. More than 100 employees donated over 1000 bags that were sent for recycling to help our GoGreen partner EcoSac bags.


Agastya Foundation Session at the Ignite training program as a part of the Real Estate Advisory Practices Learning Week

Agastya Foundation stands for “Sparking your curiosity” and that is something we want our employees to imbibe. Therefore, EdelGive Foundation invited them to conduct a session as part of the Real Estate Advisory Practices learning week.


Open House: Employees Donate for a Better India

Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive Foundation and Ram Yadav, CEO Real Estate Advisory Practices at the Open House Event. Employees from REAP donated Rs 2,11,000/- and pledged to contribute 100 hrs towards volunteering this year.


In-Kind Donation Drive for Flood affected areas

EdelGive Foundation initiated an In-Kind Donation Drive to support the efforts of Goonj in floods affected areas. Over 20 Edelweiss offices across 5 cities participated in this drive. Our employees donated old clothes, torches, etc., which would be helpful to people affected by floods.


Leadership League Talk with Mumtaz Shaikh and Supriya Sonar from CORO

As part of the EdelGive’s Leadership League Talk, Edelweiss employees spent an hour with Mumtaz Shaikh and Supriya Sonar from CORO, who are leading the 'Right to Pee' movement in Mumbai, and tried to understand the implications of the denial of “Right to City” on girls and women.


Open House: Be a Responsible Citizen

The focus of these talks by Vidya Shah, CEO, EdelGive, is to enhance the knowledge and attitude of Edelweiss employees towards giving, and to build responsible citizens. In the last year Edelweiss employees contributed over INR 84 lacs through personal giving.


Spelling Bee Contest with the children of Sshrishti

Employees from our Delhi office spent their Friday evening interacting with children from NGO Sshrishti. The evening saw employees enjoying the craft lessons from the children. The employees then took on the role of teacher’s and conducted a Spelling Bee Contest, and the kids were put to test.


Gender Sensitivity- Access to Justice

EdelGive Foundation organized a thought provoking session on “Access to Justice” with eminent Lawyer Ms. Flavia Agnes. With expertise in marital, divorce and property law, she threw light on legal representation for women on issues of matrimonial rights and child custody.


Daan Utsav- Joy of Giving:

Saurabh Nimbkar, renowned for singing in local trains, was invited to the Mumbai Office to raise funds for Cancer and inspire our employees to support the cause. In the 2 hour session, we were able to raise more than Rs.1.5 lacs from employees.


Project Details NGO Location
Strategy: Mentoring to the Founder and way forward for the NGO LeapForWord Pune
Advisory to Board Masoom Mumbai
Digitisation: for the creation of an application for the Health care and Education modules Jai Vakeel Foundation Mumbai
Edelweiss Employees being mentors to the girls as a part of the Girl Icon Program. Milaan Lucknow
Training workshop to Teachers on Aspiration Building SHM Howrah
Creation of the HR manual and Performance appraisal system Stree Mukti Sanghatana Mumbai
Personal Coaching to their CEO Jai Vakeel Foundation Mumbai
Dashboard and Task Management LeapForWord Pune
Creation of HR Manual Jeevandhara Mumbai
Project Details NGO Location
Strategy: Mentoring to the Founder and way forward for the NGO LeapForWord Pune
Advisory to Board Masoom Mumbai
Digitisation: for the creation of an application for the Health care and Education modules Jai Vakeel Foundation Mumbai
Systems, Processes & Technology AROEHAN Mokhada
Edelweiss Employees being mentors to the girls as a part of the Girl Icon Program. Milaan Lucknow
Marketing campaign to increase online donations Make a Wish Mumbai
An event and Panel Discussion with the leaders from the financial industry to discuss Smart Cities. Janagraha Bengaluru
Digitalization: CRM for easy reference and access of Dataand Task Management for the team Majlis Mumbai
Social Impact evaluation of Tikiapara SHM Howrah
Tree Plantation Drives Aroehan Mokhada
Tree Plantation Drives Learning Space Foundation Wada
Tree Plantation Drives Save Aarey Aarey
Spelling Bee Sshrishti Kolkota
Career guidance session Medha Lucknow
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Jaipur
Spent the day with the children engaged in art and origami sessions Sshrishti Delhi
Sponsored a special meal and gifts for the children, interacted with the children Delhi
Sponsored a special meal and gifts for the children, interacted with the children Manav Mandir Orphanage Delhi
Exposure visits Janagraha Bengaluru
Career guidance sessions Janagraha Chennai
iMatter session on civic rights and duties Janagraha Hyderabad
The NGO’s children travelled to the different cities’ offices. Janagraha
Gandhi Jayanti celebrations: Mumbai
Cleanliness drive at Juhu Beach Bhoomi Mumbai
Painting of Andheri and Santa Cruz stations Hamara Station Hamari Shaan Mumbai
Daan Utsav – raised money for children suffering from cancer Surab Nimbkar (individual who raises money for the cause by singing in railway trains). Mumbai
Read a Story – spent the day reading and dramatizing stories for children in different care homes NGO Bhoomi Bengaluru
Read a Story – spent the day reading and dramatizing stories for children in different care homes NGO Bhoomi Chennai
Read a Story – spent the day reading and dramatizing stories for children in different care homes NGO Bhoomi Hyderabad
Read a Story – spent the day reading and dramatizing stories for children in different care homes NGO Bhoomi Pune
Creative Art sessions for children Praveen Lara Sansthan Jaipur
Motivational Talk Masoom – children in night-schools Mumbai
Walkathon with NDTV – on Organ Donation More-to-Give campaign Mumbai and Chandigarh
Edel-Go-Green – 4300kgs of waste paper was collected and made into usable notepads NGO Greenciti Mumbai
Fulfil a Wish Campaign. SnehaSadan Mumbai
Blood Donation Drive Think Foundation Mumbai
Blood Donation Drive Think Foundation Ahmedabad
Blood Donation Drive Think Foundation Delhi
Tree Plantation Drive at Aarey – 50 trees of 5 varieties Save Aarey Mumbai
Distribution of surplus food from restaurants to children in need Robin Hood Army Mumbai
Spend the day with children coping with cancer St. Jude’s Center Mumbai
Fulfil a Wish Campaign Fulfil a Wish Campaign Fulfil a Wish Campaign
Competitions and games with children from under-privileged homes Raza Bengaluru
Project Details NGO Location
Compliance Manual : To strengthen the implementation of financial compliance RSSA Udaipur
Financial Literacy: financial inclusion sessions for NGO employees and direct participants Sshrishti Delhi
Strategy: Mentoring to the Founder and way forward for the NGO LeapForWord Mumbai
Operations Management: Developed an SOP for their training vertical Medha Lucknow
Operations Management : Process Manual and PRA creation Torpa Khunti, Jharkhand
Financial Analysis of a Municipality as a Research/ Advocacy tool Janagraha Bengaluru
Operations Management: Analysis on Salesforce Usage and challenges faced by employees on using the system CCS Delhi
Advisory to Board Masoom Mumbai
Digitisation: for the creation of an application for the Health care and Education modules Jai Vakeel Foundation Mumbai
Accounting Audit: Creation of a centralised accounting manual, and training on the same. Also an audit of the entire accounting process was done Jai Vakeel Foundation Mumbai
Marketing: Crowdfunding Project to raise Rs 5 Lacs Make a Wish Foundation Mumbai
Strategic Mentoring to CEO Make a Wish Foundation Mumbai
Impact Assessment Study, realigned strategy, designed funding proposals VSP Buldhana, Maharashtra
Legal and Compliance: Blueprint for expansion and business sustainability , legal services support on IP and trademarks registration , Operations manual for replication and expansion LeapForWord Pune
Grading and Impact tool for M&E of TMC schools , Scorecard for ground teams and operational tracker for improved program reporting and employee efficiency and productivity Learning Space foundation Palghar, Maharashtra
Human Resource Management: Design and formulation of HRM policies, organizational restructuring and performance appraisal systems. Shrishthi Delhi


Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan - It was big task to clean the ground!!!

I thought it would be a time consuming task but the army of 275+ edelites made it easy! Each of us across all levels gathered together, worked hand in hand and finished the herculean task. It was great to see 275+ edelites gathered for ONE great cause!!!

Rahul Pandya

Manager CFO’s Office

We had a wonderful time conducting the Stationery Distribution Drive and interacting with 200+ students of primary and secondary sections. We recited poems together. This activity also gave an opportunity to all the team members to spend time together and bond with each other. We would surely like to be a part of more such activities in the future.

Yashashri Kulkarni

Chief Manager

The trip to Ladakh and Kargil through EdelGive and 17000 ft. foundation is one that will be etched in my memory forever. With each volunteer coming from different divisions of Edelweiss, we became very good friends and worked together to build the playground for the kids there.

Amruth Sundarkumar - Global Markets