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Building an inclusive future.

India Philanthropy

Credit Suisse India Philanthropy, also referred to as Credit Suisse India Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, focuses on improving the financial inclusion, education outcomes, employability and livelihoods of underprivileged populations as well as environment and community development across India through multi-year partnerships involving both financial support, capacity building and employee engagement.

The Credit Suisse India Philanthropy portfolio focuses on the five following themes:

  • Future Skills
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Financial Education
  • Quality and Inclusive Education
  • Environment, Sustainable Livelihoods and Community Development

We are committed to funding multi-year partnerships that bring the bank's wealth of knowledge, expertise and network to bear on behalf of the charities. We seek to strengthen the capacity of organizations, sectors and fields we focus on to accelerate change and to leverage the energy, skills and professional expertise of our employees to drive social and business impact.

Focus areas

The India Philanthropy portfolio is governed by the India Philanthropy Committee (IPC).

The Corporate Citizenship and Foundations (CCF) APAC team is responsible for the day-to-day management of grants and for ensuring the alignment of the India portfolio with the global CCF strategy.

Eligible organizations can submit grant proposals upon invitation.

Credit Suisse India Philanthropy does not support the following:

  • Individual scholarships, study or course expenses.
  • Standalone music, art or sports education programs.
  • Fundraising events (including gala dinners).
  • Concerts, festivals and similar events.
  • Leisure activities (e.g. holiday camps, graduation ceremonies, events, etc.).
  • Sponsorship events.
  • Publications, production of materials.
  • Projects with a solely commercial background.
  • Loans and deficit guarantees.
  • Membership fees.

Credit Suisse does not support the following organizations:

  • Synagogues, churches, mosques or temples. However, some community service programs sponsored by religious groups may be eligible.
  • Museums and exhibition spaces.
  • Political or fraternal organizations.
  • Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, physical ability or sexual orientation.

Grantees are required to be generally aligned with Credit Suisse's ESG framework. Specifically, the activities of the grantee should support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and none of its activities should undermine those goals.

To learn more about philanthropy grant eligibility, parameters and application process, please contact Corporate Citizenship and Foundations APAC.

Corporate Citizenship. Empowering People.

Together with our employees we work with selected partner organizations to help strengthen our society and to address social issues. Together, we strive to build a more inclusive future where all people can access the resources and develop the financial, entrepreneurial and other skills to thrive in the economy and society. As part of this commitment we set three focus themes: Financial Inclusion, Financial Education and Future Skills.

Our regional teams, foundations and charity committees implement projects – in collaboration with specialized partner organizations – that make a difference to the communities in which we live and work and respond to regional and local challenges.