Building an ecosystem that nurtures innovation and entrepreneurship

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The Sandbox ecosystem provides a place for the catalysts to test ideas, make changes and eventually develop truly scalable solutions. The ecosystem allows for sharing, networking, collaborating and deliberating ideas with other catalysts. The value of the Sandbox lies in its ability to identify synergies and explore potential collaboration among the catalyst network.

The key learning points from the Sandbox experience, and emphasize what makes the Sandbox ecosystem count.

Our Initiatives

Deshpande Foundation harnesses resources to support Covid-19 crisis efforts
Covid-19 Efforts

Leveraging collaborations to support COVID-19 Relief & Rehabilitation efforts.Read more


Since 2011, Micro-entrepreneurship program have trained 10500+ micro-entrepreuners, through Micro-entrepreneurship initiative and have mobilised ₹19.4 Million , credit and funded 30 rural artisan enterprises. We are currently, working with 134 Micro-entrepreneurship. Micro-entrepreneurship products are now available.
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Sandbox Startups

Agricultural Initiatives at Deshpande Foundation has been designed as a holistic ecosystem that brings together the best practices in water management, sustainable cropping, and soil analysis.Read more

Deshpande Educational Trust

We underscore the need to support skill-based learning and through our 6 different skill development programs at Deshpande Skilling, we have equipped more
than 2500+ young professionals with tools and resources to enhance their ability to make informed life and work choices.Read more

Deshpande Startups

An eco-system of resources, connections, knowledge & talent to support mission driven entrepreneurs to scale in their venture. Entrepreneurs call it as a living laboratory to test their business ideas, get it validated, build successful ventures and scale to the greater heights.Read more

Leadcampus Deshpande foundation

We have created 39979 Leaders with entrepreneurial spirit who have executed more than 22379 projects, offering innovative solutions to their community problems across more than 192 colleges in 34 location. If you are interested to make a change become a leader. Visit the official website for more information!Read more


We are proud to associate with industry leaders who are enabling us in co-creating vibrant social entrepreneurship ecosystems in tier-II and tier-III cities of India. These social investments in our high-impact initiatives demonstrate their ownership in addressing the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities. We look forward to partnering with more such inspired organizations to build India's social infrastructure
through the bottom-up approach.

  • Deshpande Foundation Partner Department of Science and Technology
  • Deshpande Foundation Partner State Bank of India
  • Deshpande Foundation Partner NBARD
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners HDFC Parivartan
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Tata Trust
  • Development Partner Dialogue LTI Mindtree

  • Deshpande Foundation India Partner UNDP
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partner SIDBI
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partner Hitachi Vantara
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partner Rambha Charitable Trust
  • Deshpande Foundation India Tata Hitachi
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partner ATE

  • Deshpande Foundation Partners JSW Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partners ST Microelectronics
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Sunera Tech
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Hitachi hitachi-payment Services
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partners ST Microelectronics

  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Microsoft
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Google Chat
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Zoho Corp
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Andhra Pradesh State Skill Development Corporation
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Dasra Foundation
  • Deshpande Foundation India Partners Cherysh

  • Deshpande Foundation Partners N Talent
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Visvesvaraya Technological University
  • Deshpande Foundation IMER Belgavi
  • Deshpande Foundation Partners Tie Hubballi