CSR in India

Making a Difference.

NVIDIA has a long history of commitment to corporate social responsibility in India. Through strategic investments and employee engagement initiatives, we're dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which we live and do business.

In line with the company’s environmental sustainability efforts, our CSR investments in India are focused on supporting innovative, impactful, and sustainable environmental projects aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 6, 11, and 13.

We’re partnering with established NGOs to fund projects that increase green cover and sustainable waste management processes. This will help us reach our goals of generating oxygen, sequestering carbon, lowering greenhouse gasses, and reducing instances of sanitation-related diseases—all while improving livelihoods through job creation.

View our CSR Policy and learn about our supported projects, below.

NGO Partner: Energy Harvest Charitable Trust

Energy Harvest aims to reduce open-field burning by connecting small farmers with machinery owners and straw buyers, paving paths for alternative energy sources using agricultural waste. The initiative—which will use AI and edge devices to identify farm fires and track local emission levels—will create dozens of employment opportunities. This will benefit more than 100 farmers and improve air quality by saving hundreds of acres from burning.

NGO Partner: Energy Harvest Charitable Trust
NGO Partner: Foundation for Ecological Security

NGO Partner: Foundation for Ecological Security

This project will build ten water-harvesting structures and a dozen systems for diversion-based irrigation, a technique to irrigate farms by redirecting water from rivers or streams. It will benefit nearly 4,000 individuals from vulnerable migrant households by increasing vegetative cover and the irrigation potential of the land. The foundation will also create community-based initiatives to augment rural household income through the sale of non-timber forest products such as medicinal plants, leaves, and honey.

NGO Partner: Foundation for Ecological Security

FES will provide support to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Koraput District, Odisha. The project will provide work and wages for thousands of vulnerable households, including migrant workers and small farmers. Some of these supported households will also be linked to various livelihood schemes for further benefits.  Additionally, households will receive direct inputs such as seeds, biofertilizers, and other agriculture/livestock-related interventions. In all, approximately 7,000 households will be supported and INR 7Cr worth of wage and income will be generated over the next 12 months.

NGO Partner: Foundation for Ecological Security
NGO Partner: Impact Guru Foundation / Grow Trees

NGO Partner: Impact Guru Foundation / Grow Trees

Grow-Trees’ Trees for Elephants project involves the planting of 126,500 trees in the buffer zone of the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. These trees will offset a minimum of two million kilograms of carbon per year upon tree maturity, reduce harmful elephant crop raids and human injuries, reinstate elephant migration routes, and provide fruit and feed for elephants. The effort will also create approximately 10,000 workdays of jobs to the villagers, including tribal women. The trees planted will reduce crop raiding to help protect the incomes of and improve livelihoods for the local Santhal and Munda.

NGO Partner: Naandi Foundation

Hyderabad-based Naandi is securing sustainable livelihoods for tribal communities by encouraging the organic farming of coffee and other crops. We’re funding this Rockefeller Foundation Award-winning project to transform depleted soil into carbon-rich landscapes, improving plant health for 3,000 acres of coffee farms and boosting coffee quality to a gourmet product that boosts the income of thousands of farming families.

NGO Partner: SankalpTaru
NGO Partner: SankalpTaru

NGO Partner: SankalpTaru

Through SankalpTaru’s city-based and community-based project nearly 6,000 trees will be planted and maintained for three years in areas near Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Pune. This project aims to offset urban pollution levels and to convert barren land into community forests to promote biodiversity and improve livelihoods through employment. The trees planted will increase green cover in some of India’s major cities to generate oxygen, sequester carbon, and capture and filter rainwater.

NGO Partner: Saahas

Saahas will implement a solid-waste management project in Ejipura slum for two years. The project includes implementing source segregation, establishing primary and secondary collection systems, composting of biodegradable waste, establishing systems for ongoing community ownership, and promoting awareness and sensitization. Through this effort, the living standards of up to 8,000 households will be transformed, by reducing greenhouse gasses, creating visibly cleaner areas, eliminating the burning of waste, and reducing instances of sanitation-related diseases due to regular collection of segregated waste. The project will also provide employment and improved livelihoods for people hired to oversee collections and waste processing stations. 

NGO Partner: Saahas

Previous Investments

Empowering Young Women Through Technical Training

Empowering Young Women Through Technical Training

We’ve supported NGOs working to prepare girls and women for careers in technology–from teaching basic computer skills to providing computer programming courses. Partners included: Feminist Approach to Technology, Gyanodaya Foundation, and Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled, and World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.

Providing Access to Education and Healthcare

Providing Access to Education and Healthcare

We’ve supported NGOs focused on promoting basic education and skills development, and providing healthcare and medical aid to underserved populations. Partners included: Ananya Trust, Anudip Foundation for Social Welfare, Ashray Akruti, Door Step Schools, K.C. Mahindra Education Trust, Navkshitij, Sewa International, SUKRUPA, and U & I.