Building an Ecosystem that Nurtures Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Enables catalysts with innovative ideas who have the potential to make lasting and sustainable impact. For more information, please click here.
Inviting Grant Applications
We are accepting Application for Grants to work in our Sandbox in Northwest karnataka! Please get in touch with us for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org Do visit FAQ to learn about our Partnership program.
Sandbox Startups Incubation
Sandbox Startups helps entrepreneurs to fine-tune and harness their business models to achieve greater scale that may not be possible otherwise click here.
LEADers Accelerating Development
Unleashes the leadership potential among students. The LEAD program provides an opportunity to the students to solve real community issues and hence develop a problem solving mind set. For more information, please click here.
Deshpande Educational Trust
DET Programs: Inspires youths to be the next generation of leaders, managers and social entrepreneurs through diverse educational programs by instilling the necessary skills, critical thinking and aptitude essential for social entrepreneurs. click here.
Our Agriculture Initiatives project also gives us the background to promote useful agriculture policies and best practises for the benefit of farmers click here.
Deshpande Foundation Annual Report
Deshpande Foundation Annual Report 2014 - 2015 click here.
Applying a 'bottom up' approach to building scalable solutions, the Deshpande Foundation at Hubli Sandbox works to create an effective ecosystem where resources are put to use through entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability. Located in northwest Karnataka in India, the Hubli Sandbox engages with not-for-profits, academics, organizations and entrepreneurs who are involved with the launch of effective and scalable models of development. We seek to empower communities with leadership and skill development programs that prepare urban and rural youth to lead or manage social enterprises. Through such programs, we strive to launch effective, relevant and scalable solutions through the investment of social enterprises. To date, we have reached more than one million families in Northern Karnataka.