CSR in India

Making a Difference.

NVIDIA has long been committed to corporate social responsibility in India. Through strategic investments and employee engagement initiatives, we aim to make 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.

Through partnerships with established NGOs, we’re funding projects that increase green cover and further sustainable waste management processes, with the goals of generating oxygen, sequestering carbon, reducing greenhouse gasses, and reducing instances of sanitation-related diseases, while improving livelihoods through job creation.

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

NGO Partner: Foundation for Ecological Security

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: Impact Guru Foundation / Grow Trees

Grow-Trees’ Trees for Elephants project involves the plantation of 100,000 trees in the buffer zone of the Dalma Wildlife Sanctuary. The trees planted 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  8,000 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 tribal communities.

NGO Partner: Impact Guru Foundation / Grow Trees
NGO Partner: SankalpTaru

NGO Partner: SankalpTaru

Through SankalpTaru’s city-based and community-based tree plantation 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.